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Nsa Spying

Wikileaks: NSA Also Spied On Several German Ministers

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

BERLIN, July 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has spied not only on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but also on numerous high-ra...

Germany Drops Inquiry Into Alleged NSA Spying On Merkel's Cellphone

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors on Friday closed their investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the U.S. N...

Ali Watkins

Senate Votes To Turn NSA Spying Back On, But With Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After allowing portions of the Patriot Act to expire early Monday, lawmakers voted on Tuesday to reinstate the National Security Agency'...

NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Clears Hurdle In Senate

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted to move ahead on Tuesday with a bill that would end th...

Marina Fang

Bernie Sanders Reluctantly Admits He Agrees With Rand Paul On NSA Surveillance

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may be on opposite sides of...

Ali Watkins

NSA Spying Isn't Dead Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After two weeks of explosive tension, controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act died a slow, albeit temporary, death Sunday, having ...

Jessica Schulberg

Senators Finally Giving Edward Snowden Credit For Patriot Act Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When several key provisions of the broad, post-9/11 surveillance law known as the Patriot Act were up for renewal five years ago, the Se...

Ali Watkins

Senate Lets NSA Spying Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) succeeded Sunday in forcing certain controversial provisions of the Patriot Act to expire, including the NSA’s...

Senate Debates Patriot Act Reforms As Deadline Looms

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

(Updates with midnight deadline passing, inserts amendments, paragraphs 3, 5, 14-15.) By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel ...

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...

Ali Watkins

Huge Pieces Of The Patriot Act Just Expired. Here's What That Actually Means.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget Edward Snowden. It was congressional dysfunction that brought down the Patriot Act. In a sensational late-night Senate session...

Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush: 'Not A Shred Of Evidence' That Patriot Act Violated Anyone's Civil Liberties

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush on Thursday offered a full-throated defense of the Patriot Act, the post-9/11 surveillance law signed by his brother, while on ...

Two Years After Snowden, a Plea for Perspective

Riley Roberts | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Riley Roberts

In the days ahead, as we reappraise Edward Snowden's complicated legacy, now two years old -- and as Congress considers a package of sensible NSA reforms -- what's called for is a dose of clear-eyed realism, an appetite for nuance, and a high tolerance for uncertainty.

White House Warns Not Passing Surveillance Bill Poses Security Risk

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that letting surveillance legislation lapse in Congress would pose a risk to U.S. secur...

House Approves Bill That Would End NSA Bulk Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would end spy agencies' bulk collections of Ameri...

Journalism in the Age of Mass Surveillance

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

Surveillance has begun to replace censorship as the weapon of choice for both democracies and repressive regimes intent on silencing and intimidating journalists.

Bipartisan Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act To End Government Spying On Americans

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress Tuesday would end government spying on ordinary Americans by repealing the Patriot Act as advocates rush to r...

Ignorance Is Bliss

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Factual information is out of fashion. American society now devalues it. Subjective attitude and opinion are considered to be as worthy as accurate renderings of reality. Many wear their ignorance as a badge of honor.

Americans Don't Care Enough About NSA Spying To Protect Themselves

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

Americans are being spied on, but does anyone care?

Researchers: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Computer Hard Drives

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Wester...

Obama Acknowledges Damage From NSA Eavesdropping On Angela Merkel

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that revelations of U.S. surveillance on Ger...

Matt Sledge

The Gaping Hole In Obama's FBI Surveillance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

The federal government this week announced a reform to an investigative tool that gives the FBI sweeping surveillance power. But a target of that surv...

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

Spiegel Online | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is...

Documents Shed New Light On Legal Wrangling Over Spying In U.S.

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

In January 2007, Judge Malcolm Howard issued an extraordinary order on behalf of the nation’s secret surveillance court. He interpreted the Foreign ...

Make 2016 About Surveillance

Alyona Minkovski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Alyona Minkovski

Americans need to hold all 2016 candidates to account, congressional and presidential. We can play a role in shaping the platform and agenda, rather than reluctantly accepting a system of mass surveillance.