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NSA Surveillance Illegal
2014-01-23 14:21:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Thursday an independent federal privacy watchdog that was called upon to review the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program offered its opinion that the program to collect bulk phone calls should be shut down. The findings, which were presented in a 238-page report, noted that the program provided only “minimal” benefits in counterterrorism and security efforts, and that the program is also illegal. This...

Security Firms Backing Out Of RSA Conference Over NSA Controversy
2014-01-09 13:51:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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, reported the Washington Post. Despite the response from RSA that it had not provided the NSA with any such technological advantage to break its encryption, there...

White House Panel Urges Limits On Some Aspects NSA Spying
2013-12-19 05:15:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A White House advisory panel tasked with reviewing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs has called for sweeping changes in some of the agency’s controversial policies, such as the bulk collection of Americans’ phone and email records, but fell short of calling for these programs to end. In a final report released on Wednesday, the five-member Presidential Review Group on Intelligence issued 46...

NSA Phone Snooping Ruled Unconstitutional
2013-12-17 03:55:10

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, a Federal District Court judge ruled the National Security Agency (NSA) program that has been systemically keeping records on the phone calls of nearly all Americans is unconstitutional. 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. Leon,...

Social Connections, Metadata Collected By The NSA
2013-09-30 05:02:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the past three years, the National Security Agency (NSA) 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 New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing newly-disclosed documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden,...

More Details Revealed About NSA Surveillance Programs
2013-08-21 17:52:11

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online 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 reports uncovered by the Wall Street Journal reveal some of the NSA's activities. Surveillance put in place by the NSA has the ability to reach up to 75 percent of all US Internet traffic. Yet the agency has limited legal authority to spy on US citizens without...

No Safe Haven On Internet, NSA Can Access It All
2013-07-31 14:58:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 secret and detail how information is obtained and stored. Though these documents provide additional information, large portions remain redacted, including sections that...

NSA, Google Cyberattack Records To Remain Sealed, Court Rules
2012-05-14 03:17:53

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. The original request for communications records of discussions between the NSA and the Mountain View, California-based tech company was made by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy advocacy and civil liberties organization. However, the agency said that they...

2009-06-04 12:31:00

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...

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2009-06-04 12:50:00

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, The Associated Press reported. Due to their alleged participation in the once-secret surveillance programs, the judge also ordered officials in Maine, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont and Missouri to halt their investigations...


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