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  • VIDEO: Snowden’s ‘Alternative’ Christmas Message Is Pretty Grim

    VIDEO: Snowden’s ‘Alternative’ Christmas Message Is Pretty Grim

    Each Christmas, the U.K.’s Channel 4 airs an alternative to the queen’s Christmas message. This year, that broadcast featured Edward Snowden.

  • US President Barack Obama (4thL) and Vice President Joe Biden (3rd L) meet with executives from leading tech companies at the White House in Washington, DC, December 17, 2013 (AFP, Jim Watson)

    AP Sources: Task Force Urges Limit On NSA Snooping

    WASHINGTON — A current and a former senior Obama administration official say a White House task force is recommending that telephone records of Americans collected by the National Security Agency be stored by telephone companies or some other third party, […]

  • This undated photo provided by Google shows a Google data center in Hamina, Finland. The Washington Post is reporting Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, that the National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. The Post cites documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with officials. (AP Photo/Google)

    Report: NSA Broke Into Yahoo, Google Data Centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, the Washington Post reported, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
    According to a secret […]

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  • FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, arrive for a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin. Reports based on leaks from former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden suggest the U.S. has monitored the telephone communications of 35 foreign leaders. The fact that Merkel was among them has been particularly troubling to many in Europe and on Capitol Hill, given her status as a senior stateswoman, the leader of Europe’s strongest economy, and a key American ally on global economics, Iranian nuclear negotiations and the Afghanistan war.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    Spying Tests Trust Between Obama, Merkel

    WASHINGTON  — When President Barack Obama visited Berlin in June, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a point of showing him a balcony in her office overlooking train tracks that crossed the border of her once-divided country – a symbol of […]

  • MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 29: Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during an awards ceremony at the Kremlin October 29, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Putin awarded 50 Russian artists, actors, scientists, businessmen and workers with orders or medals. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)

    Russia Spying On G20 Leaders? Kremlin Denies Italian Reports Of Skullduggery

    ROME/MOSCOW, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Russia has denied reports that its intelligence services spied on hundreds of foreign delegates at a Group of 20 summit in St Petersburg in September using gifts such as teddy bears, diaries and free USB […]

  • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Faced with anger over revelations about U.S. spying at home and abroad, members of Congress suggested Tuesday that programs the Obama administration says are needed to combat terrorism may have gone too far. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Intel Chief: U.S. Spies On Allies, They Do It, Too

    WASHINGTON  — Facing lawmakers who suggested U.S. surveillance has gone too far, the national intelligence director on Tuesday defended spying on foreign allies as necessary and said such scrutiny of America’s friends – and vice versa – is commonplace.
    Another top […]

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  • From left, National Security Agency Deputy Director Chris Inglis, National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Deputy Attorney General James Cole, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, before the House Permanent Intelligence Committee hearing on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Faced with anger over revelations about U.S. spying at home and abroad, members of Congress suggested Tuesday that programs the Obama administration says are needed to combat terrorism may have gone too far.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Lawmakers: U.S. Spy Programs May Have Gone Too Far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with anger over revelations about U.S. spying at home and abroad, members of Congress suggested Tuesday that programs the Obama administration says are needed to combat terrorism may have gone too far.
    The chairman of the House […]

  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, a man is reflected in paneling as he speaks on his phone at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone — the latest revelation about alleged massive U.S. spying on allies. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

    U.S. Weighing Changes After Allies Object To Spying

    WASHINGTON  — Faced with a flood of revelations about U.S. spying, President Barack Obama and key lawmakers say it’s time to look closely at surveillance programs that may have gone too far. The White House is considering ending eavesdropping on […]

  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures while speaking during a media conference after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Migration, as well as an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit, topped the agenda in Friday's meeting of EU leaders. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Report: U.S. Monitored 60 Million Calls In Spain

    MADRID — A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone – the latest revelation about alleged massive U.S. […]

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  • AP Sources: Foreign Help To U.S. Could Be Exposed

    AP Sources: Foreign Help To U.S. Could Be Exposed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Western diplomats say U.S. officials have briefed them on documents obtained by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that might expose the intelligence operations of their respective countries and their level of cooperation with the […]

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, arrives for an EU summit on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. A two-day summit meeting of EU leaders is likely to be diverted from its official agenda, economic recovery and migration, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to U.S. President Barack Obama that U.S. intelligence may have monitored her mobile phone. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Merkel: Restore Trust After U.S. Surveillance Flap

    BRUSSELS  — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that trust between the U.S. and its partners has to be restored following allegations that American intelligence targeted her cellphone, and insisted that there must be no “spying among friends.”
    Merkel complained to […]

  • U.S. Ambassador Summoned By Germany Over NSA Spying

    U.S. Ambassador Summoned By Germany Over NSA Spying

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone.
    At the same time, a senior lawmaker expressed concern at the White House’s statement that it isn’t monitoring […]

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  • National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander is sworn on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and National Security Agency (NSA) call records. Clapper told lawmakers he's willing to consider limits on surveillance by the National Security Agency.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    NSA Watchdog Details Surveillance Misuse

    WASHINGTON  — Some workers at the National Security Agency intentionally misused the government’s secret surveillance systems at least 12 times over the past decade, including instances when they spied on spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, according to embarrassing new details disclosed […]

  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia makes gestures as he speaks at the Northern Virginia Technology Council's (NVTC) Titans breakfast gathering in McLean, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Scalia was the featured speaker at the speaker series sponsored by the Council. The 77-year-old justice, currently the longest serving on the nine-member court, is scheduled to discuss the art of persuasion as well as major constitutional issues.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Scalia Expects NSA Wiretaps To End Up In Court

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency.
    And he’s not sure that’s a good thing.
    Scalia addressed NSA wiretapping Wednesday in a speech […]

  • Obama Reassures Europeans Over U.S. Surveillance

    Obama Reassures Europeans Over U.S. Surveillance

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Europeans outraged over U.S. surveillance programs that his government isn’t sifting through their emails or eavesdropping on their telephone calls. He acknowledged that the programs haven’t always worked as intended, […]

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  • Birds fly past as President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office along the West Wing colonnade at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, as he travels to New York and Pennsylvania. President Barack Obama on Thursday will unveil a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama Meets New Five-Member Panel Reviewing Surveillance Programs

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama met on Tuesday with a five-member panel he appointed to review the privacy issues involved with U.S. government surveillance programs, the White House said, part of an effort to rebuild public trust after leaks by […]

  • U.S. Sets Up Intelligence Surveillance Technology Review Body

    U.S. Sets Up Intelligence Surveillance Technology Review Body

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Monday launched a formal review of its electronic intelligence gathering that has come under widespread criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor.
    The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies will examine the […]

  • U.S. releases documents on phone surveillance programs

    U.S. releases documents on phone surveillance programs

    By Deborah Charles and Patricia Zengerle | Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:08am EDT (Reuters)

    WASHINGTON  – As Congress increasingly scrutinizes U.S. surveillance programs, the government on Wednesday released declassified documents on the mass collection of telephone data in a rare glimpse into the world […]

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  • Vehicle Records Taken By Law Enforcement Agencies Across America: ACLU

    Vehicle Records Taken By Law Enforcement Agencies Across America: ACLU

    WASHINGTON — Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.
    Using automated scanners, law enforcement agencies across […]

 
 

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