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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

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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

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NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by […]

12/06/2013

Keith Alexander, US Army General, NSA Director, Central Security Service chief, and US Cyber Command Commander, testifying before US Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. (AP Photo)

NSA chief admits testing US cellphone tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans’ cellphone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about […]

10/02/2013

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Yahoo discloses number of US govt data requests

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo is the latest company to disclose how many requests for user data it has received from U.S. government agencies, putting the number between 12,000 and 13,000 in the six months […]

06/18/2013

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Timeline of revelations about US domestic spying

(The Associated Press) - President Barack Obama is defending secret government programs that sweep up Internet data and millions of Americans’ phone records in their search for foreign terrorists. A timeline of controversies surrounding spy programs […]

06/09/2013

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What you should know about NSA phone data program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government knows who you’re calling. Every day. Every call. Here’s what you need to know about the secret program and how it works: Q: What happened and why is it a […]

06/06/2013