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AT&T gets paid millions by the CIA to give up user data

AT&T gets paid millions by the CIA to give up user data

The second-largest telecom company in the United States has been on the Central Intelligence Agency’s payroll to the tune of $10 million a year in exchange for voluntarily handing over troves of phone logs, the New York Times reported Thursday. Citing federal officials with knowledge of the program, The Times’ Charlie Savage wrote that telecommunication giant AT&T […]

TSA officer killed, at least 7 injured in shooting at LA airport

TSA officer killed, at least 7 injured in shooting at LA airport

A lone gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport in Southern California early Friday, killing at least one person, injuring several more and prompting authorities to evacuate a major terminal at LAX. At a press conference late Friday morning, officials confirmed that they had taken into custody a suspect believed to be responsible for […]

US intelligence warning allies about sensitive Snowden leaks yet to be published – report

US intelligence warning allies about sensitive Snowden leaks yet to be published – report

American officials have begun advising US allies that the ongoing National Security Agency disclosures made possible by whistleblower Edward Snowden include files detailing cooperation between their international intelligence services. US officials told The Washington Post that Snowden leaked documents indicating massive intelligence gathering efforts against sometimes hostile countries, including China, Russia and Iran. Those files […]

Top spying fallout: EU summit promises NSA thunder, data-protection storm

Top spying fallout: EU summit promises NSA thunder, data-protection storm

Ahead of the EU summit in Brussels, Germany’s Angel Merkel and France’s Francois Hollande have discussed wiretapping of their communications by America’s NSA. The scandal could push a frustrated EU to change data privacy rules. The EU summit starting Thursday is expected to be hijacked by recent revelations provided by the former NSA contractor Edward […]

Senate leaders reach deal to avoid default, end shutdown

Senate leaders reach deal to avoid default, end shutdown

Lawmakers in the Senate are weighing a bipartisan bill that is expected to re-open the United States government and save the country from default. During an early afternoon hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) acknowledged, “The eyes of the world have been on Washington all this week, and that […]

Demystifying the debt ceiling: 5 things you should know

Demystifying the debt ceiling: 5 things you should know

As the US government is about to hit its so-called debt ceiling of $16.7 trillion on Oct. 17, the frightening prospect of the world’s biggest economy running out of cash is dominating headlines around the globe. So, in an effort to shine some light on what exactly thedebt ceiling means to all of us, Business RT […]

Epic fail: just 1 percent of Obamacare requests successfully processed

Epic fail: just 1 percent of Obamacare requests successfully processed

Millions of Americans visited newly launched websites last week to learn more about the benefits offered through the president’s health insurance mandate, but Obamacare is apparently not ready for everyone. Americans officially became able to sign up for insurance coverage provided through President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act program Tuesday morning, but a number of […]

Ecuador’s Correa: Obama’s exceptionalism talk reminiscent of Nazi rhetoric before WWII

Ecuador’s Correa: Obama’s exceptionalism talk reminiscent of Nazi rhetoric before WWII

US exceptionalism rhetoric poses extreme danger and is reminiscent of Nazi ideals and talk “before and during World War II,” Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said in exclusive interview with RT Spanish. Referring to US President Barack Obama’s statement that “America is exceptional” because it stands up not only for its own “narrow self interest, but for […]

New Snowden leak: NSA is monitoring the Internet histories of millions of Americans

New Snowden leak: NSA is monitoring the Internet histories of millions of Americans

The National Security Agency is collecting information on the Internet habits of millions of innocent Americans never suspected of criminal involvement, new NSA documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden suggest. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported Monday that top-secret documents included in the trove of files supplied by the NSA contractor-turned-leaker Edward Snowden reveal that […]