James R. Clapper

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

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Mangled facts, secrecy brew confusion about NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering what the U.S. government might know about your phone calls and online life? And whether all of this really helps find terrorists? Good luck finding solid answers. Americans trying to wrap […]

06/14/2013

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

What’s the problem with PRISM?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the federal government went looking for phone numbers tied to terrorists, it grabbed the records of just about everyone in America. Why every phone number? “Well, you have to start someplace,” […]

06/10/2013

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

Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation’s top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under […]

06/09/2013

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

Erratic North Korea poses serious threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — An erratic North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and increasingly belligerent tone, poses a serious threat to the US and East Asia nations, the director of National Intelligence warned in the annual accounting of the threats worldwide.

03/12/2013

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