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  1. News - World - SECRECY

    Judge on US intelligence court orders legal opinions on NSA be made public

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times US judge moves to widen NSA debate A judge from the United States' Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court directed the government to review for possible public ... the agency and the court. It came a day after the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said in a speech that Snowden's leak of secret documents had set off a "needed" ...

  2. News - World - SECRECY

    US tech firms refuse to back bill reforming NSA after White House changes

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:40pm by WASHPOST

    ... Act had been significantly watered down and undermined a recent deal between the intelligence and judiciary committees, civil liberties advocates said. The amended language had "moved ... honoured the deal crafted by lawmakers two weeks ago to protect privacy and the intelligence community's ability to detect terrorist attacks. They said it ended the NSA's holding ...

  3. News - World - SECRECY

    Apps such as Angry Birds can feed personal details to spy agencies

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:10am by AP

    ... spying programme are not publicly known, but the reports suggest that US and British intelligence easily get routine access to data generated by apps such as the Angry Birds franchise ... intelligence targets" were not of interest to the spy agency. "Any implication that NSA's foreign intelligence collection is focused on the smartphone or social-media communications ...

  4. News - World - SECRECY

    US National Security Agency wanted to increase snooping powers

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:56am by NYT

    ... Agency, intent on maintaining the agency's dominance in intelligence collection, pledged last year to push to expand its surveillance powers, according to a top-secret strategy document. In a paper last February laying out the four-year strategy for the NSA's signals intelligence operations, which include the agency's eavesdropping and communications data collection around ...

  5. News - World - SECRECY

    Media organisations mistakenly reveal names of United States spy agency employees

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... News organisations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never ... On one occasion, The Guardian newspaper published an NSA document that appeared to identify an American intelligence target living abroad. Before the newspaper could fix its mistake, a curious ...

  6. News - World - SECRECY

    Snowden says he alerted officials to his concerns before leaking to media

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:22am by WASHPOST

    ... government actions under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Elsewhere in his testimony, Snowden described the reaction he received when relating his concerns to co-workers ... "Everyone in the intelligence community is aware of what happens to people who report concerns about unlawful but authorised operations," he said. Snowden has claimed that he brought up issues ...

  7. News - World - SECRECY

    NSA tracks 5 billion phone records every day, says Snowden documents

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... reported, citing documents from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The information is added to a gigantic database that shows the locations of "at least hundreds of millions of cell ... networks- both American and foreign- across the globe, the Post said. The location data was gathered with the help of 10 "sigads" or signal intelligence activity designators. In an example ...

  8. News - World - SECRECY

    Israeli PM among 1,000 US, UK spy targets, Snowden leaks reveal

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 04:22pm by NYT

    ... as targets, the newly disclosed intelligence documents provide a much fuller portrait of the spies' sweeping interests in more than 60 countries. Britain's Government Communications ... foreign-intelligence capabilities to steal the trade secrets of foreign companies on behalf of- or give intelligence we collect to- US companies to enhance their international competitiveness or increase ...

  9. News - World - SECRECY

    Phone companies might have to store snoop data instead of NSA, Obama says

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:49am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Obama said he believed that his administration had struck the right balance between intelligence gathering and privacy protection but acknowledged that concerns about the potential for abuse might make it necessary to rein in the programmes to restore public trust. The president said his NSA review, based on the assessments of intelligence officials and other officials inside ...

  10. News - World - SECRECY

    US government advice on FBI spying can stay secret, judge rules

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AGENCIES

    ... Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday renewed the NSA phone collection programme, said Shawn Turner, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Such periodic requests ... search. In a statement, Turner said that 15 judges on the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on 36 occasions over the past seven years have approved the NSA's collection of US phone ...




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