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Before Snowden, a Debate Inside NSA

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Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collecting American telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections to the program, current and former intelligence officials say. The program

A first step in reining in the NSA

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A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide significant

Congress Decides This Week Whether to Shut the NSA Backdoor: Here’s How You Can Help

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The NSA may seem like an intimidating giant, but it has a serious Achilles’ heel— the enormous budget it claims from taxpayer dollars every year. While change to the actual words of the laws that govern NSA surveillance seems to be

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

Court rejects NSA request to keep data

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The secretive federal surveillance court has denied the National Security Agency’s (NSA) attempt to hold onto people’s phone records for longer than the law allows. In an order released on Friday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said the Justice Department’s

NSA explores options for relinquishing vast telephone record database

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The National Security Agency has been exploring options for relinquishing its massive database of telephone records that include searching across phone companies’ data for numbers linked to those of suspected terrorists, and having the firms search daily against a watch

US Drug Enforcement Agents Involved In Questionable Espionage

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A covert squad of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agents are secretly feeding intelligence obtained from electronic intercepts, wiretaps, informants and telephone records to other federal agencies and state or local law enforcement departments throughout the United States to aid