National Security Agency

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry buys pastries from Cafe Baguette during a walking tour of central Warsaw, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.  Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States.  (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Kerry: US will get surveillance right

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the “right” balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged […]

11/05/2013

Opposition Greens lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele,  shows  a letter  to the media,  he claims  he received from  Edward Snowden, prior to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Snowden seeks the world’s help against US charges

BERLIN (AP) — Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after meeting the American in […]

11/01/2013

In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel toward a group photo outside of the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Why spy on allies? Even good friends keep secrets

In geopolitics, just as on the playground, even best friends don’t tell each other everything. And everybody’s dying to know what the other guy knows. Revelations that the U.S. has been monitoring the cellphone calls […]

10/31/2013

President Barack Obama at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

For Obama, risks and rewards in knowing too much

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with missteps in his own administration, President Barack Obama has frequently pleaded ignorance — suggesting he could not be at fault about things he did not know. It’s an argument with […]

10/30/2013

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testify at separate hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

Feds proving Internet-adept and inept at same time

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to computers, the Obama administration appears simultaneously to be a bungling amateur and a stealthy wizard. The same government that reportedly intercepted the communications of America’s leading consumer technology […]

10/30/2013

Govt sues company that handled Snowden vetting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is stepping into a lawsuit against the company that handled background checks of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The lawsuit alleges that […]

10/30/2013

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

Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. The Post cites documents […]

10/30/2013

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens at right as National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Intel chief: US spies on allies, they do it, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing lawmakers who suggested U.S. surveillance has gone too far, the national intelligence director on Tuesday defended spying on foreign allies as necessary and said such scrutiny of America’s friends — and […]

10/29/2013

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NSA spying threatens to hamper US foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry went to Europe to talk about Mideast peace, Syria and Iran. What he got was an earful of outrage over U.S. snooping abroad. President Barack Obama has […]

10/26/2013

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says for the first time that it intends to use information gained from one of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance programs against an accused terrorist, setting the stage […]

10/26/2013

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says for the first time that it intends to use information gained from one of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance programs against an accused terrorist, setting the stage […]

10/26/2013

The US  flag flies  on top of the US embassy in front  of the  Reichstag building  that houses the German  Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Germany, France want US to agree to curb spying

BRUSSELS (AP) — Indignant at reports of U.S. electronic espionage overseas, the leaders of Germany and France said Friday they will insist the Obama administration agree by year’s end to limits that could put an […]

10/25/2013

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