Tag: technology industry

Edward Snowden Has Been Good for the USA

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I recently got the chance to see Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden and his NSA leaks, and it got me thinking once again about the impacts that Snowden has had—some predictable, some not. One of the stranger ones has

White House and Senate close to agreement on curbing NSA spying

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Even with the start of a month-long congressional recess only two weeks away, lawmakers in the United States Senate may soon vote on a long-awaited surveillance reform bill before heading home for the rest of summer. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

How many criminals have NSA’s phone records busted? Maybe one

House Select Intelligence Committee Holds Hearing On Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

The U.S. Congress needs to help restore global trust in the nation’s technology vendors by reining in surveillance programs at the National Security Agency, an industry representative told lawmakers Tuesday. Recent revelations about NSA surveillance programs have created a “misimpression”

White House holding NSA gatherings with tech, lawmakers

U.S. President Barack Obama wipes a tear as he speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington December 14, 2012. A tearful President Obama expressed "overwhelming grief" for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school and called on Americans to set aside politics and "take meaningful action" to prevent more tragedies of this kind. A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing 26 people including 18 children in the latest in a series of shooting rampages that have tormented the United States this year, U.S. media reported.     REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

The White House is planning a series of meetings this week on NSA practices with members of Congress, the intelligence community and the technology industry as it prepares to unveil proposed surveillance reforms. President Barack Obama is due to meet