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  • Congress should act to close the metadata gaps

    Of all of Edward Snowden's revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, the most unsettling was that the government was accumulating vast numbers of records about the telephone calls of American citizens. In May, the House...
  • Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]

    Congress is not transparent enough about its intelligence oversight [Commentary]
    Congress is currently debating changes to the legally authorized, court-supervised and administration-managed bulk records collection programs. The most widely known of these being Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is used by the National Security...
  • Protecting privacy from U.S. spies

    Most of the public and congressional concern about the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance programs has focused on the bulk collection of Americans' telephone "metadata" under a strained interpretation of the Patriot Act. That's...
  • Vacation time is the perfect time to knock out tech chores

    Vacation time is the perfect time to knock out tech chores
    The sun glittered on the water. Dolphins were cavorting past. The breeze sang; the sand beckoned. Time to install that password memorization program on my laptop! That's what I did on my recent beach vacation. Oh, that's not all I did. I also...
  • Son of Russian lawmaker nabbed in Maldives on U.S. fraud charges

    Son of Russian lawmaker nabbed in Maldives on U.S. fraud charges
    Russian officials on Tuesday accused the United States of kidnapping the 30-year-old son of a Moscow lawmaker after detaining him in the Maldives and flying him to Guam to face charges of trafficking in stolen credit card information. Russian...
  • As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension

    As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension
    Fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden has filed the paperwork to extend his refuge in Russia as the July 31 expiration of his asylum grant approaches, his lawyer told Russian media on Wednesday. Snowden has indicated in interviews...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • Germany orders out American as spy charges strain relations

    Germany demanded the departure from the country of the top spy at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Thursday, dramatizing its deepening unhappiness with reports of U.S. intelligence operations targeting its officials. Following accusations of two cases of...
  • U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks

    U.S. and Chinese officials said Thursday that they had “narrowed differences” during two days of high-level, wide-ranging talks on issues including cyber-security, climate change, foreign exchange rates, economic reforms and bilateral...
  • The German-American breakup

    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • Surveillance by religious stereotype?

    A report that the U.S. government conducted electronic surveillance on five prominent Muslim Americans is troubling. It deserves a fuller response from the government than a boilerplate assurance that it doesn't choose targets of surveillance based on...