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  • In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. Should Snowden ever return to the U.S., he would face criminal charges for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs. But legal experts say a trial could expose more classified information as his lawyers try to build a case in an open court that the operations he exposed were illegal.  (AP Photo)

    EDITORIAL: Snowden makes a point

    Edward J. Snowden revealed to the world that the U.S. government collects emails, records telephone calls and snoops through other communications of just about everybody. This disclosure set off an overdue debate on the meaning and limits of privacy and surveillance in the modern age.


  • Illustration: Children and porn by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: The NSA's voyeurs

    Millions of Americans will take advantage of Black Friday sales to snap up bargains on the latest smart television sets, tablets and mobile phones. As they plug in these electronic gadgets, many consumers may be wondering whether they'll be reporting back on their viewing habits to the government.


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    Snowden dad in Moscow to see son

    The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward J. Snowden arrived Thursday in Moscow hoping to meet his son, who is a fugitive from a federal indictment and has been granted temporary asylum in Russia.


  • British snooping agency did cyberattack on Belgian telecom firm: report

    The British equivalent of the National Security Agency launched a cyberattack against Belgium's biggest telecommunications company that is being criminally investigated in Brussels, Germany's Der Spiegel newspaper reported.


  • A sign identifies the National Security Administration campus at Fort Meade, Md., on Thursday, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    NSA shares raw data on Americans with Israeli spy agency

    The Obama administration shares with Israeli intelligence the vast data dumps the National Security Agency vacuums up from the Internet without removing private information about Americans, even though Israel is one of the nations that spy most aggressively on the United States, according to leaked documents.


  • A sign stands outside the National Security Administration campus at Fort Meade, Md., on Thursday, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    U.S. accused of 'betraying the Internet' for NSA encryption cracking

    The U.S. government stands accused of “betraying the Internet” by using financial incentives, secret courts and outright theft to acquire the digital keys to widely used computer encryption technologies upon which e-commerce and Web privacy depend.


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    NSA trove in foreign hands: 58,000 'highly classified' documents, U.K. officials say

    British officials said Friday that the trove of documents taken by National Security Agency leaker Edward J. Snowden, which it seized earlier this week at Heathrow airport, contains more than 58,000 "highly classified UK intelligence documents," which the government now assumes are in foreign hands.


  • ** FILE ** This April 18, 2013, file photo shows National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Clapper is apologizing for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency does not collect data on millions of Americans. In a letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Clapper says his answer was "clearly erroneous." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    NSA spying broke privacy rules thousands of times a year: report

    Civil liberties advocates were incandescent Friday at reports that National Security Agency eavesdroppers broke privacy rules or overstepped their legal authority thousands of times every year while implementing the broad, suspicion-less data-gathering programs exposed by leaker Edward J. Snowden.


  • Feds will take your money, punish you for speaking out, says NSA leaker's email provider

    The man who ran the encrypted email service used by NSA leaker Edward J. Snowden believes he only escaped jail because of all the media attention on the case.


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