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Obama administration on defensive after NSA surveillance revelations - live

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Director of national intelligence calls media's disclosure of secret surveillance programs 'reprehensible'. Follow live details hereTom McCarthy    ...
Obama administration on defensive after NSA surveillance revelations - live

US Government Made 9,000 Requests For Facebook User Info In Six Months

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Facebook revealed it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal. The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats and targeted between 18,000 and...
US Government Made 9,000 Requests For Facebook User Info In Six Months

Tracking: The NSA's Secret Surveillance Programs

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The latest news and updates on the NSA's secret surveillance of phone calls and internet communications. Related Stories How The NSA Monitors America's Phone Traffic NSA Reportedly Collects User Data From Facebook, Yahoo, Apple, And Others At least two separate, secret National Security Agency (NSA) programs are monitoring telephone...
Tracking: The NSA's Secret Surveillance Programs
The White House makes an obvious defense for NSA spying: protecting you from terrorism

Edward Snowden's Catch-22: a Pando meta media mashup

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Lots, lots, has been written about Edward Snowden, who leaked information that had been classified “top secret” detailing US surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency. It’s been all over the news, on TV, radio, in newspapers, online and raining down on the blogosphere. So we sifted through...
Edward Snowden's Catch-22: a Pando meta media mashup
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program

U.S. to Hong Kong: Extradite Edward Snowden, or else...

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Following formal espionage charges filed against Edward Snowden on Friday, the former analyst who revealed the U.S. government’s extensive digital surveillance programs, White House officials today publicly pressured Hong Kong authorities to give him up. “If Hong Kong doesn’t act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise...
U.S. to Hong Kong: Extradite Edward Snowden, or else...

Facebook, Twitter support Google's call for transparency in surveillance requests

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Facebook and Microsoft have joined Google in asking for greater transparency in surveillance requests, following widespread criticism of the U.S. government's surveillance programs and the role of the Internet companies.Twitter's General Counsel Alex Macgillivray also wrote in a message Tuesday on the service that Twitter supports efforts for more...
Facebook, Twitter support Google's call for transparency in surveillance requests

US charges Edward Snowden with espionage, report says

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Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked information about U.S. government mass surveillance programs, has been charged by the U.S. with espionage, the Washington Post reported Friday....
US charges Edward Snowden with espionage, report says
Senate votes to let the NSA keep spying on you without a warrant until 2017

New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate

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New legislation aims to reform the Patriot and FISA Amendments Acts to apply greater oversight and control to the government's surveillance programs.The bill, the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013, comes following dramatic revelations about how the National Security Agency collects certain types of data about U.S....
New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Snowden

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WASHINGTON — U.S. prosecutors have filed criminal charges against National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. officials said Friday, kicking off what is expected to be a lengthy process to have him returned to the U.S. Mr. Snowden has said he leaked documents exposing NSA surveillance programs that he said...
U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Snowden
What Google can't tell you about US surveillance in its transparency reports

Google asks to make surveillance orders public, citing First Amendment

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Google has asked the court overseeing terrorism-related surveillance programs at the National Security Agency to allow the company to publish information on the number of surveillance requests it receives. The Internet company, in a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court , asked the court to allow...
Google asks to make surveillance orders public, citing First Amendment

Snowden seeks asylum from several countries including China, Russia

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Applications for asylum or asylum assistance were submitted on behalf of former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to a number of countries including China, Russia, and India, whistle-blower site WikiLeaks said Tuesday.Snowden, who leaked information about NSA surveillance programs, was charged by the U.S. in a federal...
Snowden seeks asylum from several countries including China, Russia

NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia

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Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about the country's surveillance programs, left Hong Kong Sunday to a third country.Snowden left Hong Kong on his own accord for a third country through "a lawful and normal channel," despite an earlier request from the U.S....
NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia

President Bush's top intelligence officials nearly resigned over NSA surveillance concerns

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Nine years ago, top officials in the Justice Department and FBI threatened to resign over then-President George W. Bush's sweeping domestic surveillance policy, which they believed to be illegal.As the Washington Post reports, acting attorney general James Comey, FBI director Robert Mueller, and top leadership in the Justice Department...
President Bush's top intelligence officials nearly resigned over NSA surveillance concerns

It Seems A Bit Early To Call Edward Snowden A 'Hero'

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The fact that former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden decided to go public with his grievances against the U.S. government is certainly brave and bold.  People can and will accuse Snowden of many things. But no one will ever accuse him of not having the guts to stand up...
It Seems A Bit Early To Call Edward Snowden A 'Hero'

Petition to pardon Edward Snowden passes 100,000 signatures, forcing White House response

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A petition demanding the US government pardons Edward Snowden, the former NSA agent whose leaks revealed the existence of the PRISM program and other spying revalations, has passed the 100,000 digital ‘signatures’ required to force a response from the President’s Office. The timing of the milestone is impeccible since, yesterday, the...
Petition to pardon Edward Snowden passes 100,000 signatures, forcing White House response
Obama administration may launch criminal investigation into PRISM and Verizon court order leaks

US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

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The Washington Post reports tonight that, as expected, the US Government has filed criminal charges against Edward Snowden for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs to the Post and Guardian. The charges listed include Theft of Government Property, Unauthorized Communications on National Defense Information and "Willful Communication of Classified...
US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

A Handy Guide For Comparing Spying Vs. Terrorism Disaster Scenarios

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The week’s news has been a fear-mongering marathon between civil libertarians who are convinced we’re on the road to becoming North Korea, and security hawks who are building bunkers for the inevitable post-cyberattack hell scape. Unfortunately, because the most important facts about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs are top secret, the...
A Handy Guide For Comparing Spying Vs. Terrorism Disaster Scenarios

NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia

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Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about the country's surveillance programs, left Hong Kong Sunday to a third country....
NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia

Edward Snowden Is Still Hiding In Moscow Airport, No Flight Booked

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(Reuters) - A former U.S. spy agency contractor sought by Washington on espionage charges appeared on Wednesday to be still in hiding at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and the national airline said he was not booked on any of its flights over the next three days. Edward Snowden fled to Hong...
Edward Snowden Is Still Hiding In Moscow Airport, No Flight Booked
Intelligence Chief Says Reports On Internet Spying Contain 'Numerous Inaccuracies'

Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

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The person responsible for disclosing details on the growth of U.S. government surveillance programs that exploded into public view last week has identified himself as 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a technology contractor working at the U.S. National Security Agency.In an article disclosing his identity in the Guardian newspaper, with which...
Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying

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The Obama administration has taken a hard line on secrecy and internal security, aggressively prosecuting leakers and using surveillance programs to uncover journalists' anonymous sources. And according to the McClatchy news agency, a program aimed at preventing leaks could be discouraging whistleblowing by equating it with treason. McClatchy has...
White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying

Perhaps The NSA Should Figure Out How To Keep Its Own Stuff Secret Before Building A Giant Database

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Apparently, the brilliant minds at the NSA are completely bewildered as to how Ed Snowden had access to everything he had access to. They don't think it's possible. Among the questions is how a contract employee at a distant NSA satellite office was able to obtain a copy of an...
Perhaps The NSA Should Figure Out How To Keep Its Own Stuff Secret Before Building A Giant Database

New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate

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New legislation aims to reform the Patriot and FISA Amendments Acts to apply greater oversight and control to the government's surveillance programs....
New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate

WikiLeaks slams U.S. for pursuing Snowden

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U.S. officials should be condemned for "bullying" other nations in their attempts to get them to turn over Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, who leaked classified information on massive surveillance programs there, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday....
WikiLeaks slams U.S. for pursuing Snowden
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