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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    NSA chief defends agency amid US spy rift with Europe

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 09:56am by Reuters in Washington

    ... did not deny the report but has said no such surveillance is taking place now. More than any previous disclosures from the Snowden documents, the reports of spying on close US allies have forced the White House to promise reforms and even acknowledge that America’s electronic surveillance may have gone too far. Clapper told the hearing that one of the most fundamental missions ...

  2. News - World

    US defends surveillance tactics in war on terrorism

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST, AP

    ... The Washington Post Officials testify how recently-revealed government programmes led to disruption of more than 50 attack plots, with at least 10 linked to the US US defends surveillance ... a court order to place Zazi under more extensive surveillance. Officials learned that he had visited Pakistan in 2008, the same time as one of the British plotters. In the end, the e-mails ...

  3. News - World

    Governments should codify rules on data collection, Google urges

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and Google. The companies have denied allowing such access. Google has said it did provide a secure file transfer system for data requested by the NSA under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ... the scandal broke. Restating the position of many Silicon Valley companies, Drummond suggested the news of the extent of the surveillance scheme had surprised Google too. "We didn't know ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debate on use of intelligence can assuage fears of abuse

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by JULIAN RUSSELL

    ... a judge's order, and is generally considered an acceptable invasion of privacy for the protection of society. Society should be concerned not that surveillance exists, but how their information is ... before it reaches the recipient. Although the electronic communication is being monitored, most of it would rarely be seen by a person; machines would do the surveillance. The volume ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    American Civil Liberites Union sues for details of US surveillance under executive order

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 12:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York The ACLU is seeking to use the law to force the US government to release details of the NSA's electronic surveillance programme The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Monday, seeking to force the US government to disclose details of its foreign electronic surveillance programme and what protections it provides to Americans whose ...

  6. News - World - SECRECY

    Surveillance worse than George Orwell's 1984, warns Edward Snowden

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 12:23pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in London NSA leaker invokes Orwell's novel in TV message to Britons from Russian bolthole Surveillance worse than 1984, warns Snowden National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden invoked George Orwell and warned of the dangers of unchecked government surveillance in a televised Christmas message to the British people that reflected his growing ...

  7. News - World - SECRECY

    US judge rules that NSA surveillance programme is lawful

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 01:29am by AFP

    ... Reuters in New York Judge rules NSA surveillance lawful A US judge ruled the National Security Agency's programme that collects records of millions of Americans' phone calls ... existence had first been disclosed by Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose leaks have detailed the breadth of US electronic surveillance. In a 54-page decision, Pauley said the programme ...

  8. News - World - COURT

    US administration moves to block California surveillance case

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 09:41am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Officials say secrets would still be at risk despite Snowden revelations White House tries to block spy ruling The Obama administration has moved to prevent a federal judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrant-less surveillance authorised during the Bush administration. It told a court that recent disclosures about National Security ...

  9. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    Russia's Putin says NSA surveillance needed to fight terrorism

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 06:52pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... Associated Press in Moscow President says Russia 'not controlling Snowden' President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the National Security Agency surveillance is necessary to fight terrorism, but added that the government needs to “limit the appetite” of the agency with a clear set of ground rules. Putin’s comment at a major news conference was surprising support ...

  10. News - World

    Tim Berners-Lee: NSA and GCHQ is 'dysfunctional and unaccountable'

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 12:13pm by The Guardian

    ... Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who created the world wide web, has called for a “full and frank public debate”over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and its British ... intelligence and security committee. The 90-minute session will give the nine-strong committee, led by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a chance to question the agencies about the reach of the mass surveillance ...




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