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Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden
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  • Leonid Bershidsky: Germany's US spying habit is hard to break

    "Treason," reads the latest cover of Germany's influential weekly Der Spiegel. Yet, though the latest political scandal involving the U.S. National Security Agency's European spying operations is serious enough to threaten the career of German Interior...
  • The USA Freedom Act: A smaller Big Brother

     The USA Freedom Act: A smaller Big Brother
    Last fall, Congress was on the verge of doing away with the most troubling invasion of privacy revealed by Edward Snowden: the National Security Agency's indiscriminate collection of the telephone records of millions of Americans. But then opponents cited...
  • Reining in the surveillance state

    Reining in the surveillance state
    In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program...
  • House reaches deal on bill to end NSA phone collection

    House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the National Security Agency's controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate. The House Judiciary Committee on...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Auburn Citizen on a referendum establishing term limits for governors in New York April 29 Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo run for a third term? At this point it...
  • German government denies misleading lawmakers in spy probe

    Senior German officials pledged Wednesday to cooperate with lawmakers probing claims of wrongdoing by the country's foreign intelligence agency and insisted that Parliament hadn't been misled about what the government did and didn't know of U.S. spying...
  • US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

    With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails. The Office...
  • Attorney General Gonzales misled Congress about NSA spying, documents show

    WASHINGTON Alberto Gonzales, a U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program,...
  • Millennials love Snowden? Fine, but he should still stand trial

    Millennials love Snowden? Fine, but he should still stand trial
    To the editor: Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is featured on The Times' Op-Ed page as a hero and a whistle-blower, and some people think he will come to be honored for the fact that he disclosed classified information to several...
  • Profiles of 4 killed by drones: aid workers, terror suspects

    A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The American and Italian aid workers were killed inadvertently in a drone attack targeting al-Qaida in...
  • German government acknowledges 'shortcomings' at spy agency

    The German government acknowledged "shortcomings" at the country's foreign intelligence agency Thursday, following allegations that it may have helped the United States spy on Europeans. German weekly Der Spiegel reported on its website Thursday that the...