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NSA Hit With Furloughs Starting Next Week

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - The National Security Agency, the spy agency thrown into the public eye following former contractor Edward Snowden's ...

Huge Online Protest Against NSA Planned For 4th Of July

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology

Reddit, Mozilla, Wordpress, 4chan and other websites are planning a Fourth of July protest against the National Security Agency over its widespread su...

Snowden Case Shrouded In Mystery

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow on an Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong on June 23, according to the airline, ...

LISTEN: These NSA Recruiters Are Going To Regret Visiting The University Of Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Attention all NSA recruiters: If you're planning to pitch your agency at a college career fair anytime soon, be sure to bring your "A" game. A duo ...

On the 4th, Let's Celebrate Privacy

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Privacy is not an abstraction. The generations of survivors of tyrannical states came to America reveled in the confidence that a letter posted in the U.S. mail wouldn't be read by the secret police. Are we ready to tell them otherwise?

Bolivia Leader Leaves Europe Amid Diplomatic Row


The European rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outra...

Report: Bolivian President's Plane Rerouted On Suspicion Snowden On Board

AP | PHILIPP-MORITZ JENNE and CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

VIENNA — The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was rerouted to Austria after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airsp...

Intelligence Chief Apologizes For 'Clearly Erroneous' Answer On NSA Programs

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency ...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Editors Doing What They Can To Thwart Their Reporters From Covering NSA Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

The Washington Post does some pretty great national security reporting. It was on the pages of the Post that Dana Priest reported on the network o...

Top 10 Ironies in the Case Against Snowden

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

No story in recent memory contains richer irony or more incongruities than the response of the government and the media to Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's wholesale access to our email and phone records.

Snowden Drops Russia Asylum Request

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW, July 2 (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has withdrawn a request for political asylum in Russia after President V...

NSA Whistleblower Seeking Asylum: WikiLeaks

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The WikiLeaks website says Edward Snowden, the American who admitted leaking National Security Agency documents, is seeking asylum in 19...

Latest Snowden Revelations: How Very Far We've Come From the Days of 'Gentlemen Do Not Read Each Other's Mail'

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where do we draw the line on surveillance? Or will we draw no line at all, using 9/11 as the rationale for an era of ubiquitous surveillance of all, demonstrable friend and potential foe alike?

Leaked NSA Documents Show How U.S. Is Bugging European Allies

The Guardian | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

US intelligence services are spying on the European Union mission in New York and its embassy in Washington, according to the latest top secret US Nat...

Ecuador President: Snowden's Fate In Russia's Hands

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador -- Edward Snowden is "under the care of the Russian authorities" and can't leave Moscow's international airport without their cons...

Former FISA Judge Bristles At Government Collaboration Claims

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The former chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is pushing back against the suggestion that she and her colleagues collaborated ...

Former CIA Director: More Info Should Be Released On NSA Programs

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former director of the CIA and National Security Agency says the government should release more information about its secretive surv...

Germany Blasts U.S. Bugging Reports: Like The 'Cold War'

AP | LARA JAKES and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions...

Report: U.S. Taps Half-Billion German Phone, Internet Links A Month

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

* Classes its biggest European ally as target like China -Spiegel * Has bugged EU offices, computer networks too -German magazine ...

Susan Rice Downplays Impact Of Leaks

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice dismissed claims that Edward Snowden's highly classified leaks have weakened the Obama presidency and dam...

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Demand Public Answers On NSA Program

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen U.S. senators are calling on the nation's top intelligence official to make information public about the scope and d...

Documents Expose More NSA Spying

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration gathered U.S. citizens' Internet data until 2011, continuing a spying program started under President Geor...

When Big Brother Meets Big Data

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Rush Holt

If federal authorities want to see the data of an American citizen, they should be forced to come through the front door -- and only with a court order based on probable cause, as our Founders intended.

Ron Wyden Speaks Out On NSA Collecting Phone Records

AP | VALERIE BONK | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senator who has been instrumental in the fight for open government warned Wednesday that the government's practice of "vacuuming up th...

Glenn Greenwald: I'm Being Smeared Because Of NSA Reporting

The Guardian | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media

Distractions about my past and personal life have emerged – an inevitable side effect for those who challenge the US government...