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US National Security Agency

America's National Security Agency (NSA) is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defence responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence. The NSA is a key component of the US Intelligence community, which is headed by the Director of National Intelligence. By law, the NSA's intelligence gathering is limited to foreign communications although there have been some incidents involving domestic collection, including the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy.

NSA spies amassed 300 reports on Angela Merkel, magazine reveals

The US National Security Agency's vast eavesdropping programmes amassed more than 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel reported, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Sunday, 30 March, 2014, 6:44am

Obama bids to win back public trust with changes to NSA's collection of phone records

US President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the metadata when needed, a senior administration official said.

26 Mar 2014 - 9:37am

Xi Jinping raises reports of NSA spying on Huawei in meeting with Obama

Xi Jinping and Barack Obama met yesterday while attending a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands. Their meeting was complicated by renewed tensions over the National Security Agency's surveillance programme.

25 Mar 2014 - 7:47am 6 comments

Tech chiefs meet Obama over fears NSA spying row hurting business

US President Barack Obama and several top advisers have met six technology executives at the White House amid fears that National Security Agency spying is undermining one of the nation's most vital industries, especially in lucrative overseas markets.

23 Mar 2014 - 6:57pm

Catch-22 as American agencies spy on each other

The Edward Snowden affair should have taught American intelligence agencies a lesson. Revelations by the whistle-blower about the reach of the National Security Agency's intelligence gathering prompted questions about the oversight of lawmakers and courts.

22 Mar 2014 - 4:34am

Google’s Larry Page says US online spying threatens democracy

Google co-founder Larry Page on Wednesday condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.

20 Mar 2014 - 5:53pm

Edward Snowden appears as a robot and promises further revelations

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has emerged from his Russian exile in the form of a remotely controlled robot to promise more sensational revelations about US spying programmes.

19 Mar 2014 - 9:37pm

US hands management of internet to 'global multi-stakeholder community'

The US government has announced it is giving up its role overseeing the internet's technical operations, handing over those functions to "the global multi-stakeholder community".

16 Mar 2014 - 5:54am

NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware, says report

The United States' National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect computers with malware since 2010, with the agency at times pretending to be Facebook to install its spying tools.

14 Mar 2014 - 4:01am

NSA nominee Vice-Admiral Michael Rogers defends use of bulk data

The nominee to head the US National Security Agency (NSA) has defended bulk data collection but also wants more transparency about the secretive spy service.

13 Mar 2014 - 1:25am

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