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US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Patriot Act surveillance law about to expire, the Obama administration is unveiling a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans‘ calls and emails. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence

CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of

Nerves fray over CIA report’s release

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Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee have been planning for months to release the findings of their investigation on the CIA’s Bush-era interrogation program this fall. But with little more than 60 days until the midterm elections, a release of

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

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Bill Binney worked at the National Security Agency nearly three decades as one of its leading crypto-mathematicians. He then became one of its leading whistleblowers. Now 70 and on crutches, both legs lost to diabetes, Binney recalls the July morning

Latest NSA revelations show global reach of U.S. surveillance

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The latest revelation to come from the documents obtained by Edward Snowden may not be the kind that gets average Americans angry, but it shows the true breadth of the U.S. government’s electronic spying apparatus, a web of surveillance that

U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary

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U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget. The $52.6 billion “black

Report: Panel warns U.S. intelligence too focused on military support

A secret report from the President's Intelligence Advisory Board warns that American intelligence agencies have prioritized supporting military operations over traditional intelligence gathering, leaving the country vulnerable to new threats. The panel, which includes Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and CIA