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Edward Snowden, Graphic Novel Hero
Political cartoonist Ted Rall illustrates the NSA leaker’s story.
NSA to Destroy Data Collected From Mass Phone Surveillance
The practice of bulk telephone metadata collection was revealed by Edward Snowden.
Why We Need Encryption Even the NSA Can’t Decipher
Politicians want to weaken encryption so they can spy on people’s communications.
Eric Holder Hints at Possible Plea Deal for Edward Snowden
The former attorney general said "the possibility exists" that the Justice Department could reach a plea deal.
NSA to Keep Collecting Your Telephone Metadata for 6 More Months, Court Rules
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court gives NSA the go-ahead to resume controversial spying program
Marine Le Pen: U.S. is Not an 'Ally or Friend' to France
The Front National leader weighs in on recent revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on three French presidents.
The NSA Mingles With the Community at Its Own Farmers Market
From produce to honey, NSA employees enjoy a weekly visit from local vendors.
Never Mind the NSA, What About Google and Facebook?
We recoil from intelligence services using eavesdropping technology that private corporations use all the time.
How Much Government Surveillance Will Americans Accept?
A generational gap in the memories of 9/11 and partisan politics now seems to drive the civil liberties and security debate.
NSA Surveillance May Cost U.S. Tech Companies More than $35 Billion
A new report says Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA has significantly hurt U.S. tech firms’ foreign sales
Two Years On, How Much Has Edward Snowden Achieved?
The Patriot Act is gone, but the legacy of Snowden’s exposure of the secret NSA screening remains mixed.
Snowden Reflects on State of Our Privacy Two Years After Leaks
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden pens NYT op-ed on second anniversary of his first revelation.
Bill to Limit Domestic Spy Programs Passes U.S. Congress
The bill ends a system exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013.
The First Fight for 2016's GOP Hopefuls: Surveillance
Jeb Bush came out in favor of the Patriot Act in an op-ed Monday.
The Patriot Act Is Not Fit for Purpose. Nor Is Its Replacement.
After 14 years of eavesdropping on innocent Americans, zero terrorists plots against America have been uncovered.
NSA Data Collection Program Expires Temporarily After Senate Blocks Extension
Final Senate passage of the Patriot Act was delayed until at least Tuesday by objections from Senator Rand Paul.
Bill to Extend 'Patriot Act' Surveillance Programs Blocked in Senate
The Senate voted 54-45, failing to meet the threshold needed to advance a bill that would have extended provisions of the "USA Patriot Act."
Where Do the Presidential Wannabes Stand on the Patriot Act?
Should the NSA trawl through big data? The GOP contenders, at least, are divided.
House Approves Bill to End NSA’s Bulk Collection of Phone Data
The bill would end spy agencies' bulk collections, setting up a potential showdown with the Senate over the program that expires on June 1.
What the Court Ruling on the NSA’s Metadata Snooping Means
The federal appeals court is urging lawmakers to make their wishes clear—and hint that current spying breaches the Fourth Amendment.
Report: Germany Sends Huge Amounts of Phone, Text Data to NSA Monthly
Germany's BND intelligence agency sends mammoth amounts of phone and text data to the NSA each month.
Judgment Day for the U.S. Surveillance State
After an appeals court ruling, reform suddenly appears inevitable.
NSA's Surveillance of Americans' Phone Data Not Authorized, Says U.S. Federal Appeals Court
A federal appeals court on Thursday said a National Security Agency program that collected the records of millions of Americans' phone calls was not authorized by Congress.
NSA Considered Ending Phone Surveillance Just Before Snowden Revelations
Months before leaks of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, NSA considered ending secret surveillance program.
Bucking Industry Norms, Amazon Keeps Government Requests for Data Secret
After the NSA scandal, most major tech companies have been transparent about which governments are asking for customer data.
Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. if Promised Fair Trial, Lawyer Says
After years in Russia, Snowden may be ready to face trial in the U.S.
National Security Agency Director Dodges Cybersecurity Questions
Adm. Michael Rogers gave vague answers to technology experts about agency activity.
They’re Listening! U.S., U.K. Intelligence Agencies Hack SIM Card Manufacturer
Together, the NSA and GCHQ harvested encryption keys to access global mobile communications.
The Rise and Fall of Silk Road, the Dark Web's Amazon
Libertarian surfer dude Ross Ulbricht built his cyber drug cartel, Silk Road, on a belief in free markets and Internet privacy. Now he’s in prison for a very long time.
Has the Government Spied on You? New Website to Allow You to Find Out
A UK-based privacy group has launched a website to submit requests to a British tribunal en masse.