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NSA admits to some deliberate privacy violations

Despite characterizations of domestic data-gathering as accidental, the agency says some of its analysts engaged in "willful violations" of legal restrictions.

By Aug. 23, 2013

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Snowden at SXSW: The NSA set fire to the future of the Internet

In his first extended comments to the public, Edward Snowden calls on the development community at South by Southwest to create more usable privacy and security tools.

By Mar. 10, 2014

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Supreme Court passes on NSA surveillance case

Supreme Court declines an early look at a challenge to the NSA's bulk collection of American's phone records -- but that doesn't mean it won't hear the case down the road.

By Apr. 7, 2014

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NSA sought to unmask users of Net-privacy tool Tor, says report

Latest secret documents provided by Edward Snowden and published by Guardian show that National Security Agency has been trying to break through online anonymity provided by popular tool.

By Oct. 4, 2013

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Privacy group calls NSA Verizon surveillance illegal

Electronic Privacy Information Center asks Congress to "immediately hold oversight hearings" to probe whether the Justice Department and a secret court followed federal privacy laws.

By Jun. 7, 2013

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How NSA snooping secures profits for famed privacy pro (Q&A)

Government surveillance has been a business boon for PGP creator Phil Zimmermann, whose company Silent Circle counts SEALs and the CIA as clients. Plus: why encryption needs a "Spartacus" moment.

By Sep. 30, 2013

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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 Mar. 27, 2014

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NSA job post for 'Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer' goes live

The scandal surrounding the US National Security Agency is no laughing matter, of course. But it's hard not to look for telling lines in the agency's new job listing.

By Sep. 20, 2013

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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 Dec. 30, 2013

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NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers -- report

The US government designed computerized hacking tools to automate the process of compromising computers with attacks that let it harvest data before it is encrypted, new documents show.

By Mar. 12, 2014