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  • Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

    Using evidence obtained under the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program would violate a terror suspect's constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the suspect argued Wednesday in a court document filed with help from the American Civil Liberties Union.


  • This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. USIS, the company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden allegedly defrauded the government by submitting at least 665,000 investigations that had not been properly completed, and then tried to cover it up when the government suspected what was going on. (AP Photo/The Guardian)

    MEDINE: Pulling the plug on the NSA's metadata collection

    In the months since Edward Snowden's unauthorized release of information about National Security Agency (NSA) programs involving collection of data on Americans at home and foreigners abroad, there has been a long overdue debate about the legality, as well as the need and desirability, of these programs.


  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    US looks at ways to prevent spying on NSA spying

    As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom the U.S. is spying on, The Associated Press has learned.


  • Navy admiral apparent choice to take reins of NSA

    A Navy admiral is the apparent choice to be the next chief of the troubled National Security Agency, which was rocked by former analyst Edward Snowden's disclosures of its secret surveillance programs that collect phone and Internet data around the world and now faces enormous pressure to change its ways.


  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying

    The U.S. government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans' phone records.


  • **FILE** President Obama turns to leave the stage Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington after he spoke about National Security Agency surveillance. (Associated Press)

    Obama allows Google, other firms to release NSA data requests

    Google will be free to tell the American public how often it has been solicited by the federal government to provide sensitive customer information in response to national security threats.


  • AP-GfK poll: Americans value privacy over security

    Most Americans are unimpressed with President Barack Obama's efforts to restore trust in government in the wake of disclosures about secret surveillance programs that swept up the phone records of hundreds of millions in the United States.


  • Report: Spies use smartphone apps to track people

    Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.


  • FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. This is a year of auditioning, positioning, networking and just plain hard work for people who are considering running for president in 2016. You could see them stirring in 2013 as they plugged holes in resumes, took preliminary steps to build potential campaign organizations and made carefully calibrated moves to get better known by Americans generally and key constituencies in particular. Most _ but not all _ are ticking off items on what could be called the presidential prep checklist. And they’ve got baggage to deal with. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Sen. Paul calls NSA lawsuit 'historic,' predicts a Supreme Court ruling

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul said his class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency over its secretive spying programs will be "historic," because it speaks to the heart of Fourth Amendment protections in the Constitution.


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