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counterterrorism

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Google's Schmidt to give $1M for tech that improves our world

Google's executive chairman plans to award $1 million on March 10 to people or groups using technology to solve worldwide issues.

By February 24, 2014

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Senators criticize NSA snooping as unnecessary to US security

Lawmakers say the NSA could have used less-intrusive methods to gather data.

By November 20, 2013

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Welcome to the era of Total Information Awareness and ain't it grand?

The problem isn't the National Security Agency. It's the Patriot Act and what it represents as we watch the modern surveillance state take shape -- in secret.

By June 6, 2013

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NSA probed fewer than 300 phone numbers in 2012 -- report

Unclassified intelligence document says data obtained helped thwart terrorist plots in more than 20 countries.

By June 16, 2013

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NSA chief talks surveillance tactics over dinner

A director from the Stanford Center for Internet and Society sits down to dinner with NSA Director Keith Alexander to talk about leaked documents and government spying.

By August 22, 2013

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Judge: NSA phone snooping likely unconstitutional

A federal judge issues -- and then stays -- a preliminary ruling that the NSA's bulk collection of US citizens' phone metadata violates expectations of privacy.

By December 16, 2013

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Court order allowing NSA data collection program revealed

A trove of documents released by the Obama administration appears to contain a 2004 opinion authorizing the agency's massive data collection program.

By November 18, 2013

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Snowden foes say NSA leaks endanger troops, help terrorists

Two members of the House Intelligence Committee say a secret Pentagon report shows Edward Snowden's leaking of NSA documents has "tipped off US adversaries." But they don't provide any details.

By January 9, 2014

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NSA's new data center plagued by system failures

Series of blown circuits destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gear and pushed back completion of National Security Agency's largest data center, says report.

By October 8, 2013

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NSA ran secret test on tracking Americans' cell phones

Test was meant to suss how National Security Agency's systems could handle bulk location data, according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and NSA head Keith Alexander.

By October 2, 2013