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The judges who approve phone surveillance are buying Verizon stock

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As the world learns more about the NSA’s global surveillance programs, the FISA court has come under new scrutiny as well. The court provides the legal authorization for much of the NSA’s spying apparatus, including programs collecting phone records in

Irked by N.S.A., Germany Cancels Deal With Verizon

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LONDON — Germany said on Thursday that it would cancel a contract with Verizon Communications, part of the fallout from continuing revelations by Edward J. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, who says that American intelligence agencies had routine

N.S.A. May Have Penetrated Internet Cable Links

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The recent revelation that the National Security Agency was able to eavesdrop on the communications of Google and Yahoo users without breaking into either companies’ data centers sounded like something pulled from a Robert Ludlum spy thriller. How on earth,

Verizon, AT&T Challenged on NSA Spying

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Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s largest phone companies, have maintained a disciplined silence about their involvement with the U.S. government’s controversial national security surveillance programs. Now, the telecom titans are facing pressure from influential shareholders to be more forthcoming about

Phone companies remain silent over legality of NSA data collection

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America's top telecommunications companies are refusing to say whether they accept that the bulk collection of their customers' phone records by the National Security Agency is lawful. The phone companies are continuing to guard their silence over the controversial gathering