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German spy agency nabbed phone calls by Kerry, Clinton

Spy outfit accidentally recorded calls by current and former US secretaries of state, says report, an awkward revelation given Germany's outcry over NSA.

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Edward Snowden a 'uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower'

In a wide-ranging interview with author James Bamford for Wired magazine, the former NSA contractor opens up on why he became the most wanted man in the world.

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

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Snowden wants to build anti-surveillance tech

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, charged by the US with spying and still holding out in Russia sans a passport, has a new career plan.

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NSA recruits college students for cyber-operations program

The government agency known for its secretive surveillance tactics is opening academic cybersecurity training centers in five US universities.

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Ordinary Web users reportedly snared in NSA surveillance

In 9 out of 10 cases, account holders in a cache of intercepted communications were not the intended targets, according to the Washington Post.

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Watchdog backs NSA foreign-spying program

The federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board calls the program "effective," but recommends some improvements.

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Senators pressure White House to get behind surveillance reform

In a letter to the president, US Sens. Al Franken and Dean Heller call for stronger transparency in the USA Freedom Act.

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NSA chief downplays damage caused by Snowden leaks

While former NSA head General Keith Alexander lambasted Edward Snowden for putting US security at risk, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers says the leaks don't mean "the sky is falling."

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A coalition of grassroots groups from across the political spectrum joined forces to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah on Friday, June 27, 2014, to protest the government's illegal mass surveillance program.  The environmental group Greenpeace flew its 135' long thermal airship over the data center carrying the message "NSA Illegal Spying Below".  Photo by Greenpeace

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.

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A coalition of grassroots groups from across the political spectrum joined forces to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah on Friday, June 27, 2014, to protest the government's illegal mass surveillance program.  The environmental group Greenpeace flew its 135' long thermal airship over the data center carrying the message "NSA Illegal Spying Below".  Photo by Greenpeace

Airship over NSA data center protests spying (pictures)

Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center join forces to protest the government's mass surveillance program.

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House OKs measure defunding NSA backdoor surveillance

An amendment to the Defense Dept. spending bill prohibits funding for installation of security vulnerabilities in US-made tech equipment.

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