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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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Engage the gingerbread U.S.S. Enterprise

Need a geeky gingerbread treat? Make it so with this tasty "Star Trek" tribute to the U.S.S. Enterprise made by Trekkie bakers.

By December 23, 2014

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U.S. senators: No time to lose on strengthening cybersecurity

Four U.S. senators sound a warning on cybersecurity, comparing our time to the days prior to September 11, 2001--the system is blinking red, and we are failing to connect the dots. Again.

By March 6, 2012

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SOPA's most aggressive defender: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act, widely opposed by technology companies, have a secret weapon to win Republican support. It's the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

By November 30, 2011

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NSA 'secret backdoor' paved way to U.S. phone, e-mail snooping

Revelations in new document leaked by Edward Snowden appear to be at odds with privacy assurances from President Obama and other officials.

By August 9, 2013

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The 404 Show 1,593: Even more revealing Sony leaks, U.S. gets fatter, lazier (podcast)

This Sony leak is the gift that keeps on giving. We'll discuss the latest round of revealing leaks, a new upsetting U.S. obesity report and a cafe in London that only serves breakfast cereal.

By December 10, 2014

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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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U.S. government targets ex-contractor over NSA leaks

Edward Snowden was a system administrator with a security clearance at Booz Allen Hamilton. Now he's on the run from the world's most powerful intelligence agency.

By June 11, 2013

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U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

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.

By April 24, 2013

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From 'WarGames' to Aaron Swartz: How U.S. anti-hacking law went astray

The 1983 movie "WarGames" led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.

By March 13, 2013