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A third of U.S. shield data from gov’t in wake of Snowden

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WASHINGTON — Nearly a third of Americans have taken action to shield their personal data from government surveillance programs that monitor phone and electronic communications, says a Pew Research Center poll released Monday. Those actions include strengthening privacy settings on

Congress quietly expands NSA powers for spying on Americans

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The campaign to rein in the surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA) has become even more difficult. Instead, Congress has used a set of provisions to expand the agency’s data-gathering power. READ MORE: House votes to avoid

This is why you can’t trust the NSA. Ever

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The notion that the National Security Agency could police its own internet dragnet program with minimal oversight from a secret court has long drawn scoffs from observers. Now it appears that skepticism was completely justified, following the release of a

New Report on the Costs of NSA Surveillance

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It has been over a year since The Guardian reported the first story on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs based on the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, yet the national conversation remains largely mired in a simplistic

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy

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In the third chapter of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon gave two reasons why the slavery into which the Romans had tumbled under Augustus and his successors left them more wretched than

Spain fears NSA is targeting communications data of its citizens

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Spanish authorities believe the US' National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting communication data in the country, echoing recent revelations about the NSA's activity in France. According to a report in Spanish daily El Pais, the country's intelligence agency CNI

The Government Releases Key Documents Showing NSA Privacy Violations

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Key rulings from the government's secret surveillance court detailing tens of thousands violations of the Fourth Amendment and the NSA's response will shortly be made public by the Director of National Intelligence, following a lawsuit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.