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The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post

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The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be. As we were reminded again just this week, you can be pulled into the National Security Agency’s database

Dems protest intel funding bill over NSA

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The intelligence funding bill the House overwhelmingly passed Friday would make no major reforms to some of the most controversial spying programs, which angered some Democrats. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (Mich.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, voted against

House Passes Curbs on NSA Phone Surveillance

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In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records Thursday, the most significant demonstration to date of leaker Edward Snowden’s impact on the debate over privacy versus

NSA critics express ‘deep concern’ over route change for House reform bill

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  Congressional critics of the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency fear that its allies are circumventing them in the House of Representatives. The House parliamentarian, who oversees procedural matters, has determined that a new bill

Boehner Says NSA’s Mass Phone Data Collection Will End

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House Speaker John Boehner signaled his confidence Wednesday that the government will cease its bulk collection of data on millions of Americans’ phone calls, one day after President Barack Obama and House leaders floated competing plans to reform the controversial

American intelligence agencies disagreed on Russia threat in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies disagreed on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would order military intervention last week in Ukraine, officials said Tuesday, and the House Intelligence Committee is examining what caused the differing analyses. “We have begun a review

Snowden denies receiving assistance from Russian intelligence with NSA leaks

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Former National Security Agen­­cy contractor Edward Snowden denied accusations that he was working for a foreign government when he stole countless classified documents detailing U.S. surveillance programs and efforts to gather information on world leaders. In an interview with the

Snowden obtained nearly 2 million classified files in NSA leak – Pentagon report

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Edward Snowden downloaded 1.7 million intelligence files from US agencies, the most secrets ever to be stolen from the US government in a single instance in the nation’s history, according to lawmakers who have viewed a classified Pentagon report. Legislators

NSA critics to decry intelligence ‘lies’ at congressional hearing

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Critics of the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance programs will be provided with a platform to speak out against the spy agency on Wednesday at a congressional hearing. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) told the Guardian on Friday that a bipartisan