NSA

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

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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

President Barack Obama talks about National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government’s control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence […]

01/17/2014

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

Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans’ phone records to help the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. They’re worried about their exposure to […]

01/14/2014

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 nearing a decision on intelligence review

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government’s controversial surveillance programs. […]

01/08/2014

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