National Security Agency

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple says it had no role in NSA’s alleged iPhone hack

LONDON (AP) — Apple Inc. says it played no role in the National Security Agency’s alleged efforts to hack the iPhone, explaining that it was unaware of a recently revealed program apparently aimed at turning […]

12/31/2013

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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

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

Snowden to address Brits in Christmas program

LONDON (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will speak directly to Britain in a televised Christmas message, stressing the importance of privacy and urging an end to government surveillance. Snowden will be delivering […]

12/24/2013

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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

President Barack Obama speaks 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 says 2014 can be breakthrough year for America’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing progress on the economy, President Barack Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 “can be a breakthrough year for America” after a long season of recession and […]

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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