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  • ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

    A U.S. appeals court should immediately shut down the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records because the practice is illegal, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

    Written by Grant Gross15 July 15 04:44
  • Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

    The "possibility exists" for the U.S. Department of Justice to cut a deal that would allow surveillance leaker Edward Snowden to return to the U.S., a former attorney general said in a media interview.

    Written by Grant Gross08 July 15 02:11
  • Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

    After the U.S. Congress approved what critics have called modest limits on the National Security Agency's collection of domestic telephone records, many lawmakers may be reluctant to further change the government's surveillance programs.

    Written by Grant Gross06 June 15 04:13
  • US Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate has passed legislation intended to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records, sending the bill to President Barack Obama for his signature.

    Written by Grant Gross03 June 15 07:08
  • Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

    Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency's surveillance programs, is willing to return to the U.S. and face criminal charges, if he's assured of a fair trial, according to a Russian news report.

    Written by Grant Gross04 March 15 08:41
  • Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar

    A documentary on whistleblower Edward Snowden won the Oscar for the best documentary feature, in a shot in the arm for people worldwide protesting against alleged U.S. intrusions into the privacy of people in the country and abroad.

    Written by John Ribeiro23 Feb. 15 17:03
  • NSA, UK's GCHQ reportedly hacked encryption of SIM card maker

    U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies have reportedly hacked into the computer network of giant SIM card maker Gemalto and taken smartphone encryption keys potentially used by customers of hundreds of mobile phone carriers worldwide.

    Written by Grant Gross20 Feb. 15 07:41
  • Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

    A Canadian surveillance agency is tapping into Internet cables and analyzing up to 15 million downloads from popular file-sharing websites each day, in an effort to identify political extremists, according to a news report by The Intercept and CBC News.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Jan. 15 03:38
  • Schmidt: NSA revelations forced Google to lock down data

    Google has worked hard to lock down the personal data it collects since revelations in the last year and a half about mass surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency, company Chairman Eric Schmidt said.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Dec. 14 07:51
  • US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

    The U.S. Senate has voted against a bill that would rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone records within the country, possibly killing any NSA reforms until next year.

    Written by Grant Gross19 Nov. 14 12:15
  • Tech, digital rights groups applaud Senate move on NSA reform

    Several technology and digital rights groups have praised a U.S. Senate move toward passing legislation that would rein in the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records collection program.

    Written by Grant Gross14 Nov. 14 05:06