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  • After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

    After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program
    Hours after the Senate balked at reauthorizing the bulk collection of U.S. telephone records, the National Security Agency began shutting down a controversial program Saturday that senior intelligence and law enforcement officials say is vital to track...
  • 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...
  • Scary breakdowns in US security

    Scary breakdowns in US security
    What a scary few weeks this has been. The flap over the NSA surveillance bill has been the big thing. But some of the lower-profile lapses might actually turn out to be scarier. The National Security Agency has the big job of keeping Americans safe from...
  • Privacy fight is far from over

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday, June 7: The Senate's passage of the USA Freedom Act last week marks the first time since the Nixon administration that Congress chose to rein in a powerful intelligence agency...
  • 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...
  • Uncertainty after key spying law lapses

    Uncertainty after key spying law lapses
    The inability of the Senate to agree to extend a key provision of the Patriot Act means the National Security Agency may no longer collect data on millions of Americans' phone calls — the controversial program it has used for more than a decade in...
  • 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,...
  • To stop cyber attacks, NSA expanded US web surveillance

    The Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency's authority to hunt for foreign threats coursing through American Internet pipes by allowing the agency to collect intelligence on cyberattacks, the New York Times and ProPublica...
  • 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:...
  • Obama signs bill remaking NSA phone records program

     Obama signs bill remaking NSA phone records program
    President Barack Obama has signed legislation reviving and reshaping surveillance laws that expired temporarily Sunday night. The White House says Obama signed the bill late Tuesday evening, hours after the Senate gave its final approval. Obama says...