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U.S. tells Russia that Snowden won't face death penalty

In a letter to Russia, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder also says Edward Snowden would receive the full protection of the U.S. civilian court.

By July 26, 2013

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NSA Senate oversight bill may handcuff U.S. companies

Proposal that supposedly increases oversight of the National Security Agency instead could hinder companies trying to challenge warrantless demands for their confidential customer data.

By July 9, 2013

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How the U.S. forces Net firms to cooperate on surveillance

Officially, Uncle Sam says it doesn't interfere. But behind the scenes, the feds have been trying to browbeat Internet firms into helping with surveillance demands.

By July 12, 2013

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Student group files complaint against U.S. firms over NSA data snooping

Citing violations of European data protection laws, the group has taken legal action against Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype, and Yahoo.

By June 26, 2013

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Hackers reportedly release data on U.S. troops in Korea

Hackers say they stole the personal details of tens of thousands of American troops and leaked the data to multiple sites.

By June 26, 2013

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China targets U.S. products, calls them 'terrible security threat'

Cisco, Google, and Apple are among the companies singled out in state-run media reports that suggest China reduce its reliance on their products. Cisco's routers in particular could take a hit.

By June 25, 2013

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NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls

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.

By June 15, 2013

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Apple details U.S. requests for customer data amid NSA furor

From December 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, Apple said it received between 4,000 and 5,000 government requests, affecting 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices.

By June 17, 2013

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NSA leaked documents reveal U.S. spied on Russian president

Hours after President Obama met with then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in 2009, U.S. spies reportedly intercepted top-secret communications between Medvedev and his delegation.

By June 16, 2013

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Thousands of firms reportedly swap data with U.S. agencies

Thousands of companies are providing intelligence organizations with data such as vulnerabilities and equipment specifications, sources tell Bloomberg.

By June 13, 2013