| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON If modern technology has ushered in a plague of identity theft, one particular strain of the disease has emerged as most virulent: medical identity theft.
Last month, the Identity Theft Resource Center produced a survey showing that medical-...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...
| Jan 31, 2014
Granting Edward Snowden clemency, as many have urged, would send a terrible message to other potential whistle-blowers. Yes, he may have sparked an important national privacy debate, but he did so through reprehensible actions that harmed national...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, a 30-year Navy veteran, to head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, officials said Thursday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Rogers will take over an intelligence...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Edward Snowden was preparing to disclose classified documents he had purloined from National Security Agency computers in Hawaii, the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, was gearing up to sell Congress and the public...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Despite President Obama's campaign pledge to "push the reset button" on U.S. relations with Russia, America's dealings with its erstwhile Cold War adversary recently have been anything but smooth. Moscow and Washington clashed last year over Russia's...
| Feb 4, 2014
Re "Snowden's weasel ways," Opinion, Jan. 31
Granted, journalist and former CIA officer Frank Snepp deserves credit for blowing the whistle on how America behaved during its inglorious exit from Saigon in 1975. But for him to claim that "I was the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:20 PM
BERLIN Not long before Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was secretly recorded cursing the European Union's efforts in Ukraine, two European Union officials were caught in a very similar situation, complaining about the United States....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Judges on the federal government's secret surveillance court have strongly rejected any proposed changes to their review process, putting unexpected pressure on the White House on Tuesday as President Obama prepares a speech aimed at...
| Jan 19, 2014
After criticizing George W. Bush for pursuing a war on terrorism at the expense of Americans' privacy, President Obama has disappointed civil libertarians by continuing many of his predecessor's policies. But it was only with the revelations by former...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...