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Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov’t Surveillance Requests

Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.

02/06/2014

The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. isn't listening in on her phone calls. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House: US Not Monitoring Merkel’s Calls

The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. isn’t listening in on her phone calls.

10/23/2013

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper told Congress Wednesday that roughly 70 percent of the intelligence workforce — including staff from the CIA, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency — have been furloughed. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Clapper: 70 Percent Of Intelligence Workforce Furloughed In Shutdown

U.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intelligence community’s ability to guard against threats. But they also say they’re keeping counterterrorism staff on duty, while they are worried about morale.

10/02/2013

The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee calls it the "most serious threat I've seen in a number of years." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Top U.S. Intelligence Senator: Increased Amount of Terror-Related ‘Chatter’

The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee calls it the “most serious threat I’ve seen in a number of years.”

08/04/2013

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaked NSA Search: ‘Show Me All The Word Documents That Reference Osama Bin Laden’

Documents published by the Guardian newspaper are providing new insight into the National Security Agency’s surveillance of world data, giving an over-the-shoulder look at the programs and techniques U.S. intelligence analysts use to exploit the hundreds of billions of records they gather each year.

07/31/2013