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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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NSA Can’t Purge Call Records, Regardless of Congress’ Next Move
www.usnews.com
Evidence preservation orders require the spy agency to hold records. [...]
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AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak
www.usnews.com
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 to delete some data of non-Americans after five years
www.bbc.co.uk
The US electronic spying agency will no longer be allowed to keep indefinitely data collected from foreigners with no intelligence purpose. [...]
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NSA Admits Ongoing Violations of Americans’ Privacy
www.thenewamerican.com
The NSA has been forced to admit it has violated Americans' personal privacy thousands of times with warrantless surveillance, thanks to an ACLU lawsuit. [...]
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Obama renews NSA snooping for 90 more days
www.washingtontimes.com
President Obama has renewed the NSA’s phone-snooping program for another three months, with the administration saying Monday that it’s too important to let it expire right now, defying members of Congress who said it was time to axe the controversial program. [...]
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Edward Snowden says NSA treats nude file photos as ‘fringe benefit’
www.washingtontimes.com
Edward Snowden’s latest revelation about the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities is to say that agents who stumble across photographs of naked individuals in their files don’t exactly treat them as sensitive documents. Rather, they pass them around to their office pals, he said. [...]
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The Senate is giving more power to the NSA, in secret. Everyone should fight it
www.theguardian.com
Politicians are still trying to hand over your data behind closed doors, under the guise of 'cybersecurity' reform. Have we learned nothing? [...]
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Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List
www.propublica.org
If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on. [...]
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If You’re Reading Reason.com, The NSA is Probably Already Following You
reason.com
Two things to contemplate on early Sunday morning, before church or political talk shows get underway: Remember all those times we were told that the government, especially the National Security Agency (NSA), only tracks folks who either guilty of something or involved in suspicious-seeming activity? [...]
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US House approves limits on NSA snooping
www.bbc.co.uk
Members of the US House of Representatives banded together in a cross-party vote to pass legislation that would curb electronic snooping. [...]
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House votes to shut down NSA phone-snooping
www.washingtontimes.com
In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago, the House on Thursday approved a bill to cancel the government’s bulk-data collection programs, including the NSA’s phone-records snooping. Reading further into this we find that Mr. Obama has once again become flexible enough (read "pressured") to do a complete about face in his position on the snooping. [...]
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Report: NSA Knew About Heartbleed in 2012 – US News
www.usnews.com
NSA spied using Heartbleed security glitch rather than tell businesses, reports say. [...]
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Journalists who broke NSA story in Guardian dedicate award to Snowden
www.theguardian.com
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill accept George Polk award as Barton Gellman of the Washington Post is also honoured [...]
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Privacy advocates block NSA from destroying phone call records
www.zdnet.com
Deemed "evidence" of the U.S. agency's wrongdoing, a judge has ruled that the NSA is not permitted to destroy millions of telephone records in light of pending lawsuits. [...]
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