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NSA Will Stop Looking At Old Phone Records

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop using millions of American calling recor...

Ali Watkins

'There's Not A Failsafe' If NSA Programs Expire, Administration Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The National Security Agency will begin shutting down its massive bulk data collection systems one minute before Congress is scheduled...

NSA Winds Down Phone-Records Collection Program

AP | Ken Dilanian | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed t...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Rand Paul Wants Obama To Get Rid Of A Major Patriot Act Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to press President Barack Obama to eliminate a provision in the Patriot Act th...

Jeb Bush's Favorite Part Of Obama's Presidency Is NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) really likes at least one part of Barack Obama's presidency: the NSA's mass collection of Americans' phone records. ...

Matt Sledge

Congress Girds For Patriot Act Fight Over NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, sat down to talk face to face with his fiercest critics in a House office in Janu...

Matt Sledge

Obama Gets An Incomplete On NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised to reform the National Security Agency a year ago this month. Interviews and a report released Thursday show just how ...

A Second Even More Unjustifiable Episode of Government Collection of Phone Records

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.21.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

In the rush to sensationalize the Paris terrorist attacks and minimize all other news (for example, even more horrendous terrorist attacks in Nigeria), the American media has conveniently overlooked one major ill effect of the public hysteria it is helping to foment.

NSA Debated Phone Tracking Before Edward Snowden Leaks

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collec...

Matt Sledge

NSA Reform Bill Fails Key Senate Hurdle As Republicans Cry Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A National Security Agency reform bill failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday night, torpedoed by opposition f...

Mitch McConnell Lashes Out At NSA Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) lashed out against a major National Security Agency reform bill on Tuesday, claiming that...

Matt Sledge

Judges Express Fears Over NSA Phone Surveillance Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Judges considering the fate of the National Security Agency's call tracking program in an appeals hearing on Tuesday repeatedly expressed ...

Matt Sledge

New NSA 'Transparency Report' Raises More Questions Than It Answers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

For years, big Internet companies like Twitter have released "transparency reports" to show users how often the government asks for their data. Now th...

Matt Sledge

House Passes Weak Response To NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

The House passed a gutted version of an NSA reform bill on Thursday, shifting the dimming hopes for change this year to the Senate. The bill repres...

Matt Sledge

House Committee Guts NSA Reforms Ahead Of Thursday Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key House committee close to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) gutted crucial provisions of a National Security Agency surveillance reform...

Matt Sledge

House Committee Approves NSA Reform Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday on a "fast track to passage" that would limit the NSA's bulk collection of telephone call reco...

High Court Takes Pass On NSA Case

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection...

Matt Sledge

Obama's Big NSA Decision Wins Cheers, But Critics Warn Of 'Much Bigger Programs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Civil liberties advocates cheered President Barack Obama's step on Thursday toward ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone ...

Federal Judge Rejects Justice Department's Request To Hold NSA Phone Records

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a Justice Department request to keep telephone records collected by the National Security Agency beyo...

Matt Sledge

Meet The Stanford Ph.D. Student Who's Reverse-Engineering The NSA

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

The National Security Agency is not, as a matter of policy, very forthcoming. Even eight months after Edward Snowden's revelations began tumbling out,...

U.S. Looks To Prevent Spying On NSA Spying

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the governm...

Jon Ward

Republican National Committee Denounces NSA Spying, Calls For Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee passed a resolution at its winter meeting Friday, denouncing domestic electronic surveillance conducte...

Obama Promises NSA Will Now Only Affect Americans with Computers, Phones, or Electricity

Spencer Green | Posted 03.19.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

At a press conference this morning, President Obama announced major changes in National Security Agency activities, promising that all future NSA surv...

Matt Sledge

Obama NSA Reform Speech Promises Modest Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday laid out a vision of modest changes for the National Security Agency in a speech that will likely pleas...

Matt Sledge

NSA Reformers Brace For Disappointment From Obama's Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is set to announce his vision of surveillance reforms in a speech on Friday, and National Security Agency critics...