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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 - 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 ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Armed intruder at White House sparks Secret Service review

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:02pm by AGENCIES

    ... and surveillance around the White House fence line complex had been ordered. The review's announcement came on the same day a man was charged with trespassing after he tried to gain access to a White ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senate intelligence panel chair pledges ‘major review’ of NSA surveillance

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... Agency and that oversight of such surveillance must be strengthened. “Unless the United States is engaged in hostilities against a country or there is an emergency need for this type of surveillance, I do not believe the United States should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and prime ministers,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said in a statement after reports ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US spying ‘reached too far’, Kerry concedes, as new surveillance laws approved

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Washington Secretary of State admits surveillance has overstepped its brief while a US Senate committee approves new legislation to rein in practices US ... addressed to both him and British Foreign Secretary William Hague about government surveillance. “We have actually prevented airplanes from going down, buildings from being blown-up, and people from ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Protesters march in Washington against NSA surveillance

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:28pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Snowden Protesters marched on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday to protest against the US government’s online surveillance programmes, whose vast scope was revealed this year by former spy ... to demonstrate against the online surveillance by the National Security Agency. Estimates varied on the size of the march, with organisers saying more than 2,000 attended. US Capitol Police said they do ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fears of gun registry prompt NRA to back lawsuit against US surveillance

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 04:27pm by Reuters in New York

    ... contractor Edward Snowden revealed a massive government program to collect and store phone and Internet records from major telecommunications companies. The surveillance potentially provides “the ... or consent.” President Barack Obama has defended the sweeping government surveillance but has also said he welcomed public debate on the balance between privacy and security The NSA referred questions ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Before Snowden, Mark Klein tried to expose warrantless US surveillance

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco Before there was Edward Snowden and the leak of explosive documents showing widespread government surveillance, there was Mark Klein ... Surveillance Act that are at the centre of the latest public outcry. That was seven years ago, and the warrantless collection continues, perhaps on an even greater scale, underscoring just how ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New US surveillance leak says citizens’ data kept

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 11:21am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... The US National Security Agency can keep copies of intercepted communications from or about US citizens if the material contains significant intelligence or evidence of crimes, according to top-secret documents published on Thursday by The Guardian  newsp ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US town looted as police say slain black teenager was robbery suspect

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 05:43pm by AFP

    ... Jackson's decision to spell out the allegations that Brown committed the robbery, and his releasing of surveillance video, angered lawyers for Brown's family and others, including congressman ... pool by the stunt they pulled today," he said. The surveillance video appears to show a man grabbing a much shorter man by his shirt. Family lawyer Daryl Parks said that even ...




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