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NSA’s XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity in the world

NSA’s XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity in the world

New revelations about NSA surveillance systems show that it was enough to fill in a short ‘justification’ form before gaining access to any of billions of emails, online chats, or…

Court rules journalists can’t keep their sources secret

Court rules journalists can’t keep their sources secret

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that New York Times journalist James Risen must testify in the trial of a former Central Intelligence Agency officer accused of leaking classified national…

Obama administration charges NSA whistleblower Snowden with espionage

Obama administration charges NSA whistleblower Snowden with espionage

US federal prosecutors have charged whistleblower Edward Snowden with espionage, theft and conversion of government property in a criminal complaint, and asked Hong Kong to detain him ahead of a…

Microsoft, Facebook release stats to reassure users on NSA surveillance

Microsoft, Facebook release stats to reassure users on NSA surveillance

Following whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks of National Security Agency documents pointing to mass online surveillance, both Facebook and Microsoft have released details on the number of legal orders made to…

NSA whistleblower: ‘Mass surveillance makes intelligence community less efficient’

While the intelligence community has succeeded in duping the US administration into allowing mass surveillance, it did not help improve national security at all, former NSA analyst William Binney told…

Judge rules office of ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ racially profiled Latinos

Judge rules office of ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ racially profiled Latinos

A federal judge has ruled that an Arizona sheriff infamous for his tough approach to immigration law enforcement and his office’s deputies violated the rights of Latinos by profiling them…

Obama announces restrictions on drone strikes, pledges to close Gitmo

Obama announces restrictions on drone strikes, pledges to close Gitmo

President Barack Obama announced drastic changes to the United States’ counterterrorism operations Thursday, reforming the rules that guide America’s drone program while also expediting the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees.…

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

United States President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress to take up a media shield law that was abandoned at the start of his administration, but critics of the bill say…

AP investigation Get short URL

AP investigation Get short URL

The White House has denied having any prior knowledge of the Justice Department’s criminal probe of the Associated Press, but lawmakers appalled by the revelation are nonetheless lashing out at…

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The United States government is investing tens of millions of dollars each year on offensive hacking operations in order to exploit vulnerabilities in the computers of its adversaries, Reuters reports.…