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Snowden backers press Obama for pardon before presidency ends
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Three rights groups launched a campaign on Wednesday to try to persuade President Barack Obama to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on U.S. theft and espionage charges before Obama leaves office in January. The American Civil Liberties [...]
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NSA phone data collection ‘not illegal’, US court rules
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A US appeals court overturns a ruling that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records was illegal. [...]
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President Obama tells Hollande US no longer spying on France
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President Obama tells his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, that the US is no longer spying on France after the latest Wikileaks revelations. [...]
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NSA spied on French presidents: WikiLeaks
www.reuters.com
The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a press statement published on Tuesday, citing top secret [...]
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Has the U.S. Learned Anything From Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations?
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Two years ago this month, a 29-year-old government contractor named Edward Snowden became the Daniel Ellsberg of his generation, delivering to journalists a tranche of secret documents shedding light on the government's national security apparatus. [...]
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Either way, no more NSA collection of US phone records
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However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National Security Agency will ultimately be out of the business of collecting and storing Americans' calling records. [...]
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Either way, no more NSA collection of US phone records
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WASHINGTON (AP) — However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National Security Agency will ultimately be out of the business of collecting and storing Americans' calling records. [...]
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US surveillance powers expire as Senate deal fails
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US laws allowing the bulk collection of Americans' phone data expire, after Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul scuppers a Senate deal. [...]
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NSA Can’t Purge Call Records, Regardless of Congress’ Next Move
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Evidence preservation orders require the spy agency to hold records. [...]
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Former NSA official: Secret phone records grab a mistake
www.usnews.com
A former National Security Agency official says the decision to keep secret the collection of U.S. calling records was a strategic blunder that set the stage for Edward Snowden's unauthorized disclosures and ultimately harmed U.S. national security. [...]
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Will Congress save illegal NSA spying program?
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This week the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA’s metadata collection program was not authorized in U.S. law. The PATRIOT Act, under which the program began, was too vague, the court found. But the truth is the Act was intended to be vague so that the government could interpret it in the broadest possible way. [...]
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NSA Whistleblowers Oppose Freedom Act, Endorse Long-Shot Bill
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Ex-officials say the 'Free-dumb Act' wouldn't change much. Three former National Security Agency officials who oppose U.S. mass surveillance programs say they also oppose the USA Freedom Act, a reform package about to be reintroduced in Congress. [...]
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US states take aim at NSA over warrantless surveillance
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Sixteen states have introduced some kind of anti-NSA legislation, seeking to curb the agency's ability to operate. [...]
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AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak
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The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counter terrorism benefits. [...]
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NSA chief declines comment on spyware reports, says programs lawful
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By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Security Agency refused to comment on Monday on reports that the U.S. government implants spyware on computer hard drives ... [...]
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