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A former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing highly classified surveillance programs was allowed to leave for a "third country" because a U.S. extradition request did not fully comply with Hong Kong law, the territory's government said Sunday.
The National Security Agency can use its vast online data-gathering and surveillance system called Prism to monitor U.S. citizens without a warrant if their communications are "reasonably believed to contain foreign intelligence information or evidence of a crime," according to new leaked documents.
A Justice Department official says a sealed criminal complaint has been filed against Edward Snowden in the National Security Agency surveillance case.
Six of the largest government contractors doing “Top Secret” work for the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies have given more than $16 million to lawmakers since 2007, according to Maplight, a firm that tracks political donations.
Edward Snowden, the 29-year old contract computer technician who leaked details of the National Security Agency broad data-gathering about Americans' telephone calls and online communications, may not have been properly investigated for his security clearance, a government watchdog told lawmakers Thursday.
The National Security Agency can keep copies of intercepted communications from or about U.S. citizens if the material contains significant intelligence or evidence of crimes.
The Obama administration's efforts to justify the National Security Agency's vast data-gathering about Americans' phone and online communications hit a snag this week, as doubts surfaced about newly declassified details on terrorism investigations that U.S. intelligence officials released to reassure the public.
When former spy Edward Snowden revealed to the world that the federal government is spying on most Americans, most Americans were surprised and unhappy.
Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Wednesday that Tuesday testimony from intelligence officials on the government's data-surveillance programs did little to close what he called a "credibility gap."