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  • House bill targets NSA's power to hold phone data

    House bill targets NSA's power to hold phone data
    The House is poised to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday intended to dial back the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects and stores Americans’ telephone data and that a federal appeals court has ruled is illegal. The proposed...
  • Restoring sanity on fighting terrorism

    Restoring sanity on fighting terrorism
    One lesson of American history is that in times of war or crisis, American presidents, lawmakers and citizens often lose their minds. Another lesson is that they eventually regain their senses. When it comes to national security in the age of terrorism,...
  • Noah Feldman: Court vindicates Snowden, says no to secret laws

    Noah Feldman: Court vindicates Snowden, says no to secret laws
    In a major vindication for Edward Snowden — and a blow for the national security policy pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike — the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's metadata...
  • Patriot protection in peril

    Patriot protection in peril
    Key provisions of the Patriot Act, which was passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, expire at the end of this month. Congress is debating whether to renew or revise those provisions. Some members would just as soon see them dead and gone....
  • We're on a slippery slope toward a totally monitored world

    We're on a slippery slope toward a totally monitored world
    The John Hancock company has announced a program offering discounts on life insurance to customers with good health habits, as registered on their Fitbit monitors — wearable computers that automatically upload data on your physical state. The most...
  • 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...
  • Defense chief's Stanford speech, decoded: More funding for Silicon Valley

    Defense chief's Stanford speech, decoded: More funding for Silicon Valley
    When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter asked Silicon Valley for help in a heavily publicized speech at Stanford University on Thursday morning, he didn't say what he'd offer in return. He didn't have to. Allusions to patriotism were made, of course, and...
  • Pentagon to launch cyberstrategy push in Silicon Valley

    Pentagon to launch cyberstrategy push in Silicon Valley
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will unveil a new military cyberstrategy Thursday in the heart of Silicon Valley, reaching out to Facebook Inc. and other companies to help boost the nation's digital defenses. The two-day visit underscores a long-delayed...
  • New Pentagon cyber strategy to discuss nation's offensive capabilities

    New Pentagon cyber strategy to discuss nation's offensive capabilities
    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will lay out the military’s new strategy for fighting battles over computer networks Thursday, today, officials said, revealing what analysts say appears be a tougher, more offensive approach to cyber warfare....
  • One dead, two wounded after intruders enter National Security Agency, officials say

    One dead, two wounded after intruders enter National Security Agency, officials say
    A trip that began in Baltimore ended Monday morning with two men dressed as women in a stolen SUV careening toward the entrance to National Security Agency headquarters, where police opened fire, killing one and wounding the other. Officials said an NSA...
  • Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance

    Trying to make sense of the world of ubiquitous surveillance
    Airports are exemplars of our surveillance society. Here a raft of digital surveillance, targeting and sorting systems come together. And they start working well before you arrive for check-in, with the U.S. government comparing your name against watch...