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An independent federal privacy watchdog that was called upon to review the NSA's surveillance program called it illegal and stated that it should be shut down.
Following last month’s news that security firm RSA had worked with the National Security Agency to provide a digital backdoor in its encryption technology, eight computer security research firms have announced that they will not attend a security conference sponsored by RSA.
A White House advisory panel tasked with reviewing the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs has called for sweeping changes in some of the agency’s controversial policies.
US District Judge Richard J. Leon, who was appointed to the federal district court in Washington by President George W. Bush, struck down the NSA’s exposed policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country.
For the past three years, the National Security Agency has been analyzing its vast repository of phone and e-mail logs, as well as other information, to create complex diagrams of the social connections of some US citizens, including their associates, travel companions and other personal interactions.
The depth to which the National Security Agency probes Internet activity such as emails and phone calls made over Voice Over IP (VoIP) lines is more than previously known.
New light has been shed on both the extent of the NSA's surveillance programs and how this information is shared with other government officials. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released three documents today which have until now been kept in privacy and detail how information is obtained and stored.
Federal officials are not required to disclose National Security Agency (NSA) records related to a 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China under the Freedom of Information Act, an appeals court ruled on Friday.
WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...
More than three dozen lawsuits filed against some telecommunications companies were tossed out of court on Wednesday when a federal judge found the companies were allegedly taking part in the government's e-mail and telephone eavesdropping program without court approval.