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Judge deals NSA defeat on bulk phone collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly certain government […]

12/16/2013

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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NSA collected thousands of US communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually […]

08/21/2013

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

New NSA revelations stir congressional concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls on Capitol Hill for serious changes to NSA […]

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Surveillance debate intrudes into Obama’s agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, August was supposed to be the time when a major immigration bill landed on his desk. There was hope for movement on a deficit deal with Republicans, and […]

08/10/2013

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Court sides with Yahoo in data collection case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government’s efforts to obtain data from Internet users. The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which reviews […]

07/15/2013

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Obama meets with privacy, civil liberties panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking steps to temper public concern, President Barack Obama held his first meeting Friday with a privacy and civil liberties board as his intelligence chief sought ways to help Americans understand more […]

06/21/2013

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Google asks FISA court to lift gag order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government’s gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from […]

06/18/2013

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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 […]

06/09/2013

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What you should know about NSA phone data program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government knows who you’re calling. Every day. Every call. Here’s what you need to know about the secret program and how it works: Q: What happened and why is it a […]

06/06/2013

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NSA whistleblowers say agency casts wide net

NEW YORK (AP) — Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone calling records for a three-month period opens a new […]

06/06/2013

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Report: US collecting huge number of phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a document disclosed by a British newspaper. The […]

06/06/2013