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With Army Gen. Keith Alexander at the helm, Cyber Command is now on its mission--unifying and protecting Defense Department's computer networks against cyberattack.
National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.
Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Some officials at the spy agency reportedly felt the phone record collection program was too costly and offered little benefit in the fight against terrorism.
With a key, spying-related section of the Patriot Act up for reauthorization, tech heavyweights team up with other groups in outlining "essential" changes to US surveillance policies.
Deputy defense secretary tries to downplay concerns that the Defense Department and the National Security Agency's cyberspace plans are overly aggressive and may not protect civil liberties.
The countries say they want to ensure that a "crisis" doesn't develop between them in the event important servers are accessed.
That's the word from National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander, who also said that China was responsible for last year's RSA attacks.
Shawn Henry, executive assistant director at the FBI, says that the current methods used to stop hacking are "unsustainable."
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