NSA

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

NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by […]

12/06/2013

In this March 30, 1981 file photo, President Ronald Reagan acknowledges applause before speaking to the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO at a Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Reagan’s role in NSA’s hack of Google and Yahoo

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. […]

11/20/2013

Screenshot of Yahoo home page.

Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users’ personal data

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users’ online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company’s data centers around the […]

11/18/2013

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 […]

11/07/2013

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

Journalists use their cellphones as they wait for the arrival of heads of state at an EU summit on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Chatty leaders vulnerable to foreign surveillance

BERLIN (AP) — The world has changed since 1929, when U.S. Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson shut down the State Department’s code-breaking office, declaring “gentlemen don’t read others’ mail.” In the current age of […]

10/25/2013

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

NSA collecting millions of contact lists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world — including those of Americans — in its effort to […]

10/14/2013

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 […]

10/02/2013

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White House defends NSA amid social mapping report

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans’ social connections. The New […]

09/30/2013

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Close ties between White House, NSA spying review

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA’s surveillance […]

09/22/2013

Judge almost shut down surveillance program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge who oversaw a secret U.S. spy court almost shut down the government’s domestic surveillance program designed to fight terrorism after he “lost confidence” in officials’ ability to operate […]

09/10/2013

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