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NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.

By June 27, 2014

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Obama proposes end to NSA bulk data collection

If approved by Congress, the legislation would keep phone records in the hands of phone companies and not with the NSA.

By March 27, 2014

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With NSA reform, what does more disclosure from tech firms mean?

While technology companies can now release the number of user data requests they receive from the government, civil liberties groups say this is just a small step.

By January 27, 2014

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Judge cautions against some proposed reforms to NSA

The former presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court writes a letter to lawmakers urging them to tread lightly with any changes to the secretive court's operations.

By January 14, 2014

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Obama: Tech a 'tool for individual empowerment, not government control'

In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?

By January 17, 2014

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Surveilling the new year: The NSA story moves into 2014

The end of 2013 saw a rush of big NSA news, from a judge calling an agency program "almost Orwellian" to a bevy of tech stars talking reform at the White House. What lies ahead?

By December 30, 2013

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NSA collecting email address books and chat contact lists

More NSA whistleblowing reveals the agency is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from email and instant message accounts from around the world.

By October 14, 2013

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Phone firm mum on NSA legal issue -- but not on 'fizzy statements' by Google et al

Verizon, along with other telecoms, offers an official "no comment" on the legality of NSA phone spying. But one of its execs has something to say -- on that and on "grandstanding" by Internet firms.

By September 18, 2013

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FISA court orders feds to declassify more opinions

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders the White House to release more of its reports, directly citing document leaks from Edward Snowden.

By September 13, 2013

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Secret court reveals justification for NSA's mass data collection

Collection of aggregated phone data is permissible as long as the government can demonstrate a relationship to known or unknown terrorists in the United States, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court rules.

By September 17, 2013