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Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. military’s Cyber Command, was heckled and narrowly avoided being egged when he addressed the Black Hat corporate computer security conference Wednesday.
More Americans think of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden as a whistleblower than a traitor, but experts on both sides of the debate are making informed and impassioned arguments.
When retired Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden headed the CIA, one question vexed him so much that he set up a special working group to help him answer it: "Will America be able to conduct espionage in the future, inside a political culture that every day demands more and more transparency in every facet of national life?" Mr. Hayden said the working group "came back with the answer, more or less: 'We're not sure.'"
Last week, Justin Amash, the two-term libertarian Republican congressman from Michigan, joined John Conyers Jr., the 25-term liberal Democratic congressman from the same state, to offer an amendment to legislation funding the National Security Agency.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. on Wednesday declassified three documents that showed there have been "a number of technical compliance problems" with the government's phone-snooping program, as the Obama administration fights to preserve what it says is a critical tool in the war on terror.
The Obama administration signaled Wednesday that it is ready to accept some changes to the National Security Agency telephone snooping program, as intelligence officials fought fiercely against congressional critics to preserve what they say is a vital tool in rooting out terrorist plots.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing evidence Wednesday from intelligence officials and experts about the National Security Agency’s domestic snooping activities revealed by leaker Edward J. Snowden.
Senators put forward a bipartisan, business-backed measure Tuesday that aims to toughen the nation's cybersecurity by relying on voluntary compliance by banks, utilities and other companies.
A government watchdog group demanded Monday in a letter that Attorney General Eric Holder investigate James Clapper, accusing the intelligence head of lying about NSA intelligence collection practices during recent congressional testimony.