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  • Sep 22, 2014
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National Security Agency

Obama asks Congress to quickly end bulk collection of Americans' phone data

US President Barack Obama has asked Congress to quickly end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records. That could be asking a lot of lawmakers who do not often move quickly without a looming deadline.

Saturday, 29 March, 2014, 1:23am

NSA 'records all phone conversations' in unnamed target country

The US National Security Agency is recording every single phone call in one particular country, with the agency able to rewind and review conversations up to a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden.

20 Mar 2014 - 5:41pm 1 comment

Spy agencies miss clues to terror attacks because of mass surveillance, says Snowden

America's spy agencies are so focused on "mass surveillance" that they have missed clues about terrorist incidents, such as last year's Boston Marathon bombing and an attempted attack on a jetliner on Christmas Day in 2009, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said.

12 Mar 2014 - 9:52am 5 comments

NSA chief Keith Alexander calls for stronger US cyberdefence strategy

In one of his final Capitol Hill appearances, General Keith Alexander, the US National Security Agency's director, called for a stronger strategy to deter cyberattacks, saying the line that would prompt a US response against an adversary "does not yet exist".

28 Feb 2014 - 11:50pm

Internet security experts pull out of RSA conference in NSA spying row

At least eight researchers or policy experts have withdrawn from an internet security conference after the sponsor reportedly used flawed encryption technology deliberately in commercial software to allow the US National Security Agency to spy more easily on computer users.

9 Jan 2014 - 10:59pm

NSA looks to offload US domestic phone data as Obama mulls reforms

The National Security Agency is exploring how it could relinquish control of the massive database of domestic US phone logs that has been the focus of an intense debate, according to current and former officials.

9 Jan 2014 - 1:41am 2 comments

Nothing funny about NSA's jokers

The next time your Microsoft Word document file crashes and that irritating window pops up, asking you whether to send a crash report, read it carefully.

3 Jan 2014 - 3:41am 1 comment

US administration moves to block California surveillance case

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.

23 Dec 2013 - 4:31am 1 comment

Lawyers challenge detention of Greenwald’s partner in London's High Court

In London’s High Court on Wednesday, lawyers challenged the legality of the temporary detention of David Michael Miranda, the partner of Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who has been writing about the secret documents taken by a former analyst for the US National Security Agency, Edward Snowden.

7 Nov 2013 - 8:13pm

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

Sir Tim 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 counterpart, GCHQ, warning that the system of checks and balances over these two powerful bodies has failed.

7 Nov 2013 - 12:16pm