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House approves bill to bar the NSA from carrying out searches without a court order

The US House of Representatives approved a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA). The margin was wide, 293 to 123, for the bill attached to the defense budget for 2015, which begins October 1. For now, however, the bill will have no…

Revealed: NSA intercepting ‘millions of images’ a day to fill facial recognition database

Laura Poitras and James Risen have released another NSA document at the New York Times, this one detailing the agency's addition of faces to its haystacks. The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications……

Snowden: NSA revealed only one email and they’ve lied before

After NBC confirmed Ed Snowden's earlier claims that he had tried to make use of internal channels to question NSA surveillance programs, James Clapper released a single email from Snowden to the legal department at the NSA, which they claim shows he……

New NSA director promises greater transparency after Snowden revelations

As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its electronic spying programs, the abuses of government revealed in the wake of the Watergate scandal are very much on his mind. As a teenager growing up in Chicago in…

NSA controversy sparks rush for encrypted email

A new push to encrypt email, keeping messages free from government snooping, is gaining momentum. One new email service promising "end-to-end" encryption launched on Friday, and others are being developed while major services such as Google Gmail and……

House panels approve bill putting a stop to NSA phone data gathering

U.S. lawmakers Thursday advanced a measure that reins in NSA surveillance Thursday, signaling final passage of reforms aimed at ending bulk data collection could come quicker than expected. Easing what was shaping up to be a showdown between reformers and hawkish National Security Agency reformers, the House Intelligence Committee abandoned…

The USA Freedom Act: Bill to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records advances

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to end the government’s bulk collection of telephone records got a unanimous go-ahead on Thursday from a second U.S. congressional committee, advancing the first legislative effort at surveillance reform since former contractor Edward Snowden revealed the program a year ago. The House…

John McCain: Young people upset about NSA spying because we’ve forgotten 9/11

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) recently suggested that young people were upset with the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations because they had forgotten about the September 11 terrorist attacks. During an appearance Friday morning on the Dan Patrick Show, he said that the NBA was right to punish Los Angeles Clippers…

Guardian Reader’s Editor: How the Guardian won the Pulitzer prize

The last column about the Guardian’s stories of surveillance by the NSA and GCHQ on 23 September 2013 was three months after the first of the series. The reason I waited to write was to allow the dust to settle a little. That autumn the Guardian was fighting a tough…

Would you trust the NSA’s advice on how to deal with the ‘Heartbleed’ bug?

Would You Trust The NSA’s Advice On How To Deal With Heartbleed? (via Techdirt) Somewhat late to the game (by about a week), after the Heartbleed vulnerability was publicly revealed, and a few days after it was reported and denied that the NSA was already well aware of Heartbleed and…

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