Tag: Mike Rogers

NSA surveillance needed to prevent Isis attack, claims former intelligence chair

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Mass surveillance should be retained because of the prospect of Islamic State attacks within the United States, a key Republican ally of the National Security Agency has claimed. Mike Rogers, the former chairman of the House intelligence committee, said the

NSA official: ‘Much easier’ to explain operations after Snowden

The official in charge of making sure the National Security Agency is complying with the law says it’s been “much easier” to talk about his agency ever since Edward Snowden revealed details of its operations. “It’s actually much easier today,”

Cyber warfare: The next front in the Israel-Gaza conflict?

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich, is sounding the alarm that that cyber warfare could be the next front in the conflict between Israel and Hamas as nations allied with the Gaza-based militants look for non-military ways to aid

EFF denounces NSA defenders’ PRISM claims

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CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has warned defenders of the US National Security Agency (NSA) to stop making excuses and tell the truth. It said that NSA defenders have repeated five ‘facts’ that are not true in

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

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

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For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a “threat” because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them.

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

Former NSA whistleblowers plead for chance to brief Obama on agency abuses

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A group of former National Security Agency insiders who went on to become whistleblowers have written a letter to President Barack Obama, requesting a meeting with him to offer “a fuller picture” of the spy agency’s systemic problems. The group

NSA Spying in Congress: Stop the Intelligence Committee and What to Watch For in Upcoming Bills

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The Senate is moving quickly on bills to reform many aspects of the NSA spying. Currently, the Judiciary Committee, which has favored privacy in the past, and the chairs of the Intelligence Committees, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Mike Rogers,

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

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A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA