Edward Snowden

In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

NSA to Congress: Snowden copied co-worker password

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden gained access to at least some classified documents he later disclosed by copying a password from a co-worker who has since resigned, the NSA reported […]

02/13/2014

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

Clapper calls on Snowden to return NSA documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Wednesday called on former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden and his “accomplices” to return the rest of the secret documents he took before making them […]

01/29/2014

In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

NSA leaker Snowden nominated for university post

LONDON (AP) — The University of Glasgow says Edward Snowden is among those running for the position of rector, the students’ representative to university management. The former National Security Agency contractor leaked documents disclosing details […]

01/21/2014

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Privacy advocate exposes NSA spy gear at gathering

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 curtain on the National Security Agency’s arsenal of high-tech spy gear. […]

12/30/2013

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NY judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter […]

12/27/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden says ‘mission’s already accomplished’

WASHINGTON (AP) — After six months when he was rarely heard from except through the documents he leaked, fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says his “mission’s already accomplished” after leaking NSA secrets […]

12/24/2013

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

AP poll: Top stories of 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, […]

12/23/2013

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US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) – The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for […]

12/21/2013

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) – The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that show how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for […]

12/21/2013

President Barack Obama smiles as he prepares to answer a question during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Dec. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama puts a rosy spin on rough presidential year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating “ups and downs” on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress […]

12/20/2013

Dec. 11, 2013: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., presides over his committee's hearing on "Continued Oversight of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities," on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

NSA debate shifts in favor of surveillance limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in the National Security Agency’s expansive spying powers at home and […]

12/19/2013

This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia shows Richard Leon, the judge who declared that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional, has a long record of taking on executive branch actions. (AP Photo/U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)

Is 1976 robbery legally relevant to NSA spying?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today’s worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of […]

12/17/2013

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