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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.
Apple, Inc. has become the latest technology firm to come clean about U.S. government requests to snoop on its customers' communications, after a self-proclaimed whistleblower revealed that the National Security Agency had agreements with the Cupertino, Calif.-based iPhone maker and eight other major Internet companies to access their data.
Former Rep. Peter Hoekstra, who was chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, recalls a cryptic telephone call from the White House in August 2004: "Come on over. We've got something to tell you."
Extremists are sharing media reports about the National Security Agency's telecommunications surveillance program and are urging each other to increase their security.
The National Security Agency is gathering Internet users' personal data from the computer servers of at least nine large Web service providers under a top secret program called "Prism," the director of national intelligence said Friday.
Hundreds of Syrian rebels have poured into a besieged town near the border with Lebanon in preparation for a "great battle" against President Bashar Assad's forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah militant allies, the Syrian opposition said Friday.
Troops serving in Afghanistan go for months without the comforts of home and seeing loved ones regularly -- something that can be felt more deeply on Mother's Day.
You can't always get what you want. Unless, perhaps, you're a member of the Green Valley High School choir and you want a chance to sing on stage with the Rolling Stones.