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Pentagon Recalls 'Most' Furloughed Civilian Workers

The Department of Defense is ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work, in a move announced just after midday Saturday. The plan will put hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job next week.<p>"Today, I am announcing that most DoD civilians placed on emergency furlough …

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The Tea Party Makes Sense Of The Shutdown

The Affordable Care Act has been at the center of the budget debate that has shut down the government.<p>Tea Party Republicans in the House have led the charge to try to repeal or delay Obamacare in exchange for funding the government.<p>They were cheered for taking on the health law by Tea Party …

Pre-shutdown wisdom that wasn't

The shutdown was supposed to be short, if it happened at all.<p>After all, Republicans were sure President Barack Obama would give in at the last minute, like he has in past budget battles. Democrats were equally certain that Republicans would collectively conclude a shutdown wasn’t in their best …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

Switching To Gmail May Leave Reporters' Sources At Risk

In the digital world, almost everything you do to communicate leaves a trace. Often, emails are stored on servers even after they're deleted. Phone calls create logs detailing which numbers connected, when and for how long. Your mobile phone can create a record of where you are.<p>If you're a …

We should be worried about how internet companies are getting people to part with their money, not their privacy

Say you, like me, went to bed a little early last night. And when you woke up this morning, you decided to catch the episode of the Daily Show that you missed. So you pointed your browser over to thedailyshow.com, and there, as you expected, is John Oliver. But there’s something else there too, at …

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The U.S. Makes Way, Way More Requests for Users' Facebook Data Than Any Other Country

We're number one!<p>Facebook released its first ever transparency report today, taking a cue from Google in an effort to provide more information about government requests for its users data.<p>The report shows that the United States makes dramatically more requests than any other country, with somewhere …

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …

Barack Obama raises possibility of new legislation to curb NSA powers

Barack Obama has raised for the first time the prospect of new legislation to limit the powers of the NSA, the US spy agency caught up in controversy over the sweep of its surveillance operations.<p>Answering a question at a joint press conference with Swedish prime minister Frederik Reinfeldt on …

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NSA broke rules on call-tracking

National Security Agency personnel regularly searched call tracking data using thousands of numbers that had not been vetted in accordance with court-ordered procedures, according to previously secret legal filings and court opinions released by the Obama administration Tuesday.<p>The agency also …

NSA collected data on secret 'alert list' of phone numbers

The National Security Agency collected data on a secret “alert list” of thousands of phone numbers over three years without determining if there were “reasonable" grounds of a connection to terrorism, according to a secret national security court opinion released by the Obama administration Tuesday.<p>…

Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.<p>Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech …

Mark Zuckerberg on NSA spying: 'The government blew it'

Facebook CEO calls for more transparency in interview at TechCrunch Disrupt<p>The federal government has done a bad job recently in balancing its job protecting US citizens from terrorism with its role in defending civil liberties, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said today at TechCrunch Disrupt. …

Michael Hayden's Latest NSA Defense: Terrorists Love Gmail

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While current NSA chief Keith Alexander may be the individual most closely associated with the …

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Bill Clinton talks '08, '16 campaigns

Former President Bill Clinton talks about lessons learned from the 2008 campaign, but doesn't offer any insight to whether Hillary Clinton could run in 2016.<p>"The next one will be better," Clinton said in an interview airing Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "It'll be different. Whether she's in it or …

The NSA Refuses To Deny That It Collected The Location Data Of US Phone Calls

During a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing, Gen. Alexander refused to state that the National Security Agency (NSA) had never in the past collected the location information of American phone calls.<p>Following pointed questioning by Sen. Wyden, he claimed that “Under Section 215, NSA is not …

How the NSA builds social graphs of Americans with phone, email, and location records

The US National Security Agency (NSA) analyzes data from <b>phone calls, emails, location services, internet profiles, bank records, flight manifests, and more</b> to construct detailed social graphs of people, including Americans, according to a new report from the New York Times.<p>It’s helpful to start …

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What Happened to Obama’s NSA Reforms?

Early in August, before Middle Eastern dramas from Egypt to Syria to Iran began consuming the White House, Barack Obama’s biggest headache was the …

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'Big Brother 15's' Controversial Houseguests Respond to Losing Their Jobs

Aaryn Gries, Spencer Clawson and GinaMarie Zimmerman were among those to talk to THR following Wednesday's finale about their actions inside the …

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