Patriot Act

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Plane laser attacks to be probed by terrorism unit

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI announced Friday it has assigned its Joint Terrorism Task Force to lead a probe of laser attacks on the cockpits of two planes approaching LaGuardia Airport this week, inviting […]


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

House narrowly rejects effort to halt NSA program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency’s secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records Wednesday night after a fierce debate pitting privacy rights against the […]


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The numbers game muddies NSA surveillance debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to win over public trust, the Obama administration has been throwing around a lot of numbers as it tries to describe — in as much detail as possible without jeopardizing national […]


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Ideas for keeping your data safe from spying

LONDON (AP) — Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook message, and more: The precise nature of the NSA’s sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed. But given the revelations spilling […]


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Timeline of revelations about US domestic spying

(The Associated Press) – President Barack Obama is defending secret government programs that sweep up Internet data and millions of Americans’ phone records in their search for foreign terrorists. A timeline of controversies surrounding spy programs […]



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