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NSA Collects Millions Of Text Messages Globally: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, ga...

Matt Sledge

'NSA Wasn't Forthcoming,' So A Computer Expert Briefed Congress Instead | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A computer cryptography expert revealed that he met Thursday with members of Congress to explain Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Secur...

NSA Randomly Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day

The Guardian | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location...

NSA Metadata Collection: Fourth Amendment Violation

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Whereas Leon's detailed analysis demonstrated how Jones leads to the result that the NSA program probably violates the Fourth Amendment, Pauley failed to meaningfully distinguish Jones from the NSA case, merely noting that the Jones court did not overrule Smith.

NSA Carves Pathway Into International Computers: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has put software in almost 100,000 computers around the world allowing it to carry ...

U.S.-India Relations Will Endure Despite the Khobragade Controversy

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

If recent headlines are to be believed, the arrest and alleged mistreatment of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade on December 12 in Manhattan have triggered an unprecedented deterioration in bilateral relations between Washington and New Delhi.

You Can't Opt Out: 10 NSA Myths Debunked

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The debate Edward Snowden envisioned when he revealed the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Americans has taken a bad turn. It's time to face these arguments directly. So here are ten myths about NSA surveillance that need debunking.

Obama To Speak On NSA Decisions

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will announce on Jan. 17 the results of his review of National Security Agency surveil...

The NSA's Telephone Metadata Program Is Unconstitutional

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

In my judgment the existing program is unconstitutional. As currently structured, it violates the Fourth Amendment's requirement of "reasonableness." On the other hand, it should be possible for the government to correct the deficiencies in the program in a manner that both preserves its legitimate value and substantially mitigates the risks to privacy that it currently poses.

Obama Weighs Reining In The NSA

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency ac...

NSA Insiders Reveal How Leaders Violated The Constitution And Misled The Public | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In a memo to President Obama, former National Security Agency insiders explain how NSA leaders botched intelligence collection and analysis before 9/1...

Intel Chief Talks NSA Changes With Advisory Panel

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the top U.S. intelligence official has discussed potential changes to National Security Agency progr...

Obama To Meet With Lawmakers, Intel Officials On NSA

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is inviting lawmakers and intelligence officials to the White House to discuss National Security Agency pro...

NSA Spying Rulings Wind Their Way To High Court

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposing court rulings on the National Security Agency's massive phone record surveillance — one threatening the program and the...

Is the NSA's Bulk Telephony Meta-Data Program Constitutional: PART II

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

We do not hesitate to make phone calls because of the infinitesimal risk that the government might be using a pen register to track our calls. Modern technology has changed this completely. Today, the government can collect and store data on all of our telephone calls.

Peter King: Rand Paul 'Doesn't Deserve' His Spot In The Senate

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) lashed out against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his opposition to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance pro...

Paul Calls For Light Punishment Of Snowden

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The public debate over the fate of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden intensified on Sunday wit...

NSA Phone Metadata Collection Reauthorized

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday reauthorized the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program, the Director of National Int...

Is the NSA's Bulk Telephony Metadata Program Constitutional?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The central question posed by the bulk telephony meta-data program is this: Is the government's collection of an individual's telephone call records from the individual's telephone service provider a "search" of that individual within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment?

New NSA Program Revealed

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether th...


Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday, seeking to ...

The NSA Can Use Your iPhone To Spy On You, Expert Says

AP/The Huffington Post | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 03.02.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world's tool box, pulling back the...

Lawmakers Unimpressed By Snowden's 'Mission Accomplished' Declaration

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress said Sunday they weren't impressed with Edward Snowden's recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass sur...

Matt Sledge

Judge Tosses ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA, Citing Terrorists' 'Bold Jujitsu' | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A federal judge in Manhattan dismissed an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the National Security Agency's call tracking program on Frida...

NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal, New York Judge Rules

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a government...