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The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US may split command of spy and cyber agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a proposal to split the job now held by one military commander who oversees both the National Security Agency and cybersecurity operations. Gen. Keith Alexander is top […]


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 […]


Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden insists NSA overstepping bounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden claims the spy agency gathers all communications into and out of the U.S. for analysis, despite NSA claims that it only targets foreign traffic. The fugitive systems analyst […]


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Pentagon forming cyber teams to prevent attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the US that could damage the country’s vital infrastructure.



General says detection deters major cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military’s top cyber warrior says he is confident that foreign leaders are deterred from launching an electronic attack on vital infrastructure in the US but the country is not preventing other low-level attacks.



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