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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

The Shaky Legal Foundation of NSA Surveillance on Americans

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A secret opinion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court recently released to the public is a reminder that the NSA is still conducting mass surveillance on millions of Americans, even if that fact has faded from the headlines. This would

Obama formally proposes end to NSA’s bulk collection of telephone data

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The Obama administration on Thursday formally proposed ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of all US phone data. Nearly 10 months after the Guardian exposed the controversial program, based on leaks from Edward Snowden, President Obama announced that he

NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander says future Snowden leaks could lead to deaths

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The data that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's holds could, if released, lead to deaths, the agency's outgoing director says. Gen. Keith Alexander said in an interview aired Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the possibility that

Debating the N.S.A.’s Data Collection, and a Panel’s Findings

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Washington — A member of President Obama’s advisory committee on signals intelligence, the panel that recommended major restrictions on the National Security Agency’s data collection, on Sunday countered the notion that the panel had found no value in the agency’s

US government declassifies court order on NSA surveillance as pressure builds

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Document suggests bulk collection of Americans' phone records is 'relevant' for terrorism investigations – but critics disagree A surveillance document declassified on Wednesday details the ability of National Security Agency algorithms and "technical personnel" to search through the NSA's vast