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Edward Snowden

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  • German prosecutors close Merkel cellphone spying probe

    German prosecutors on Friday closed their investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying they have been unable to find evidence that would stand up in court. Prosecutors last...
  • With Islamic State using instant messaging apps, FBI seeks access to data

    Islamic State militants and their followers have discovered an unnerving new communications and recruiting tool that has stymied U.S. counter-terrorism agencies: instant messaging apps on smartphones that encrypt the texts or destroy them almost...
  • Can the TSA be fixed before disaster strikes again?

    Can the TSA be fixed before disaster strikes again?
    Even the most cynical critics of the Transportation Security Administration, perhaps the most unpopular organization in the U.S. government, must have been surprised by the recent revelations. According to a leaked internal report, TSA Red Team members,...
  • A specious argument for doing nothing on Patriot Act

    A specious argument for doing nothing on Patriot Act
    ┬áMany critics of the federal government’s collection of the telephone records of millions of Americans – the most troubling invasion of privacy revealed by Edward Snowden – are hopeful that the Senate will vote Sunday to end the program....
  • Edward Snowden: Pardon or prosecute?

    To the editor: Although your editorial encourages Edward Snowden to return to the United States and stand trial, it argues that the American people have the National Security Agency leaker to thank for surveillance disclosure. True. So do terrorist...
  • What you need to know about the USA Freedom Act

    What you need to know about the USA Freedom Act
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act. It also overhauls the most controversial provision, which had been interpreted to...
  • Let's consider alternatives to the dysfunctional TSA

    Let's consider alternatives to the dysfunctional TSA
    Even the most cynical critics of the Transportation Security Administration, perhaps the most unpopular organization in the whole U.S. government, must have been surprised by the recent revelations. According to a leaked internal report, TSA Red Team...
  • The Edward Snowden Freedom Act

    Given the partisan gridlock in Washington these days, it's unusual to see members of Congress agree on anything, even a motion to adjourn. But this week Republicans and Democrats not only came together on a piece of legislation, they passed a historic...
  • Loop terror lawyer tries to bar 2nd case, alleges 'hulking gangbanger' ploy

    Loop terror lawyer tries to bar 2nd case, alleges 'hulking gangbanger' ploy
    Lawyers for a Hillside man set to go on trial on charges of attempting to detonate a car bomb outside a Loop tavern are seeking to block any testimony about a separate terrorism-related case against the man's friend. In the court filing Wednesday,...
  • Snowden deserves credit for NSA reform -- and to stand trial

    Snowden deserves credit for NSA reform -- and to stand trial
    When he announced Tuesday that he would sign a bill ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and making other reforms in surveillance laws, President Obama praised Congress — and himself. "For the...
  • The NSA will stop collecting U.S. phone data. Now what?

    The NSA will stop collecting U.S. phone data. Now what?
    After a bitter congressional battle, President Obama has signed legislation to phase out the National Security Agency’s vast collection of U.S. telephone records, a historic rollback of government surveillance powers. Here's what you need to know:...