NSA

FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government’s secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and […]

07/09/2014

A Vodafone branch in central London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — One of the world’s largest cellphone companies on Friday revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access its network without seeking […]

06/06/2014

The White House, seen from the South Lawn in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Discrimination potential seen in ‘big data’ use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as […]

04/26/2014

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

US confirms warrantless searches of Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans’ communications as part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration’s top intelligence official […]

04/01/2014

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

Obama to propose ending NSA’s phone call sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls. And a proposal to have […]

03/25/2014

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

China demands answers from US over spying claims

BERLIN (AP) – China is demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations that a U.S. intelligence agency hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions. […]

03/24/2014

Local police may be tracking your cell phone. But they’re regularly censoring information about how the technology’s used or how much it costs taxpayers. Police departments nationwide have released incomplete details about a phone-surveillance tool known as a Stingray, and have blacked out or denied contracts with the device’s maker.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they’re refusing to turn over details about its use […]

03/22/2014

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Navy admiral relays concerns about NSA changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the U.S. government turns over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, higher costs and delays in identifying potential threats could result, the Navy admiral nominated to be […]

03/11/2014

In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

NSA to Congress: Snowden copied co-worker password

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden gained access to at least some classified documents he later disclosed by copying a password from a co-worker who has since resigned, the NSA reported […]

02/13/2014

In this Jan. 23, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is looking into encryption techniques that could prevent eavesdroppers from spying on its own surveillance of Americans’ phone records. As the Obama administration considers shifting the collection of those […]

01/27/2014

Poster for Angry Birds app by Rovio (AP Photo)

Report: Spies use smartphone apps to track people

LONDON (AP) — Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe. The documents, […]

01/27/2014

In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

NSA leaker Snowden nominated for university post

LONDON (AP) — The University of Glasgow says Edward Snowden is among those running for the position of rector, the students’ representative to university management. The former National Security Agency contractor leaked documents disclosing details […]

01/21/2014

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