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A Bloomberg report says the agency knew about the Heartbleed security flaw that's sent sites like Google scrambling to patch their systems -- but it kept it secret and used it to spy. The agency, however, says that's not so.
The Director of Public Affairs for National Intelligence speaks of "greater risk" as civilian workers get sent home on furlough because of the budget impasse and resulting government shutdown.
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.
More documents from former security contractor Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency has been secretly working to gain a back door into all encryption technologies, The New York Times reports.
Revelations in new document leaked by Edward Snowden appear to be at odds with privacy assurances from President Obama and other officials.
Newly disclosed classified document suggests firms allowed spy agency to access e-mail and phone call data by tapping into their "fiber-optic cables, gateway switches, and data networks."
The Guardian newspaper posts classified documents showing intelligence analysts have broad access to intercepted communications but aren't supposed to "target" Americans.
Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden says Americans' domestic communications are perused by National Security Agency "on the certification of an analyst rather than a warrant."
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.