surveillance programs

FILE -  In this April 16, 2013 file photo United States security officers patrol in front of the  U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Top American spy in Germany has left country

BERLIN (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official in Germany has left the country, a week after the government in Berlin asked him to go. U.S. Embassy spokesman Peter Claussen told The Associated Press on […]


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 […]


James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

Clapper calls on Snowden to return NSA documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Wednesday called on former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden and his “accomplices” to return the rest of the secret documents he took before making them […]


Angry Birds figures at Rovio headquarters in Espoo, Finland. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Sari Gustafsson, File)

Angry Birds site hacked after surveillance claims

HELSINKI (AP) — Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment Ltd. says the popular game’s website was defaced by hackers Wednesday, two days after reports that the personal data of its customers might have been accessed by […]


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 […]


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, […]


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NSA surveillance programs explored (Interactive)

An interactive on National Security Agency surveillance programs and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.



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