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Matt Sledge

NSA Reform Bill Splits Reformers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

James Clapper became public enemy number one for civil liberties groups in 2013 when Edward Snowden's leaks revealed that he lied to Congress about th...

Matt Sledge

House Passes Landmark Amendment To Stop Warrantless NSA Searches

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

The House overwhelmingly approved an amendment Thursday meant to block the National Security Agency from performing warrantless searches on Americans'...

Matt Sledge

These 8 Things Happened Only Because Of Edward Snowden

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

One year ago Thursday, one of the most consequential leaks of classified U.S. government documents in history exploded onto the world scene: The first...

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...

Matt Sledge

Google Backs Major Effort To Rein In NSA

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Google endorsed legislation on Tuesday that would roll back the National Security Agency's powers, adding its voice to an activist-led day of action. ...

Obama's NSA Speech Fails To Reassure Americans

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's widely publicized speech on Friday announcing reforms to the National Security Agency failed to reassure Americans about the ...

Obama Hit For Giving 'Vague Assurance' On NSA

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes, details) By Michelle Martin BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has not gone far enoug...

Sam Stein

Top Senate Democrat Says He Won't Fight Obama On NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday that he could live with the president’s changes to the NSA’s bulk c...

Tech Industry On NSA Reforms: Meh

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direc...

Dem Rep Goes After Obama's NSA Reforms: Move Toward 'Eliminating The Practice'

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), a member of the House Homeland Security committee, said that the modest changes for the National Security Agency that P...

WATCH LIVE: Are Obama's NSA Reforms Enough?

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Did President Obama go far enough in his reforms to the National Security Agency? EFF's Trevor Timm and HuffPost's Matt Sledge join Alyona Minkovski o...

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 Wasn't Forthcoming,' So A Computer Expert Briefed Congress Instead

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Matt Sledge

Surveillance Judge Complains NSA Reforms Will Increase Courts' Workload

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A federal judge who once sat on the nation's secret surveillance court took the rare step of inserting himself into the debate over the National Secur...

Matt Sledge

Obama 'Wrestling' With NSA Leak Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama met with 16 members of Congress -- including fierce critics of National Security Agency spying -- for more than an hour at the ...

WATCH: NSA Insider's Message To President Obama

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

On a day when President Obama met with congressional critics of NSA surveillance, a group of former NSA officials continued their call for major refor...

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...

Matt Sledge

Senate Intelligence Committee Passes Bill That Codifies, Expands NSA Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Just days after expressing outrage over reports of widespread surveillance of foreign leaders by the National Security Agency, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (...

Matt Sledge

Four Senators Push 'Real, Not Cosmetic' NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

A bipartisan group of senators announced a comprehensive surveillance reform bill on Wednesday, but their effort may encounter resistance from the pow...