Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, will give classified details of terrorist plots foiled with the help of the National Security Agency's broad data gathering about Americans' phone calls and online communications when he delivers rare open testimony to the House intelligence committee Tuesday.
The director of the National Security Agency insisted on Tuesday that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide in a forceful defense echoed by the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee.
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.
Just before the 2013 G-8 summit got underway in Northern Ireland Monday, the U.K. Guardian reported that the British equivalent of the National Security Agency spied on foreign officials during the 2009 G-20 summit in London.
The man at the heart of the National Security Agency whistleblowing scandal is emerging from hiding Monday — in a cybercast sort of way — and taking part in a Q&A online session hosted by The Guardian newspaper.
Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.
Russia, a longtime ally of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, Friday rejected new U.S. assertions that the regime had crossed President Obama's "red line" by deploying chemical weapons against rebels in the country's bloody civil war.
Our constitutional republic is under attack. It has been wounded by the rise of the national surveillance state. This is the real meaning of the explosive leaks from former intelligence employee Edward Snowden.
It's been a little more than a month since The Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department had gained access to its phone records. The news organization came out swinging: CEO Gary Pruitt declared the action a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" and "unconstitutional." Now he's ready to explore "the way forward," he says, this time taking his case to the National Press Club.
I depart America for two blissful weeks in Italy and return to find that my country has been transformed, rather rudely, into a totalitarian state on the order of Iran, possibly even North Korea.
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."
Edward Snowden, the man at the heart of the National Security Agency information leak, has disappeared from the public eye and gone dark in Hong Kong.
Republican Peter King called for the prosecution of Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday, while discrediting his skeptical colleagues as a bunch of "Michael Moores."
Rep. Peter T. King says reporters who publish information that's deemed classified should be punished.
With the Iranian presidential election to be held this Friday, the clerical regime’s ayatollahs are begging people to vote, fearing worldwide scorn without substantial voter participation.