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Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance program to access user data

The US has admitted using a secret system to mine the systems of the biggest technology companies to spy on millions of people's online activity, …

NSA surveillance, as told through classic children's books

http://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2013/jun/09/nsa-kids-books-twitter-pictures<p>720<p>As news of the NSA's secret surveillance programs spread this …

NSA collection of Verizon phone records sparks angry reaction

The Guardian revealed on Thursday that the National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of a division of …

Facebook's Former Security Chief Now Works for the NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>About a year after Facebook reportedly joined PRISM, Max Kelly, the social network's chief security …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

Senator Feinstein: NSA phone call data collection in place 'since 2006'

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Dianne Feinstein, said on Thursday she believed a court order compelling Verizon to hand over call …

US surveillance has 'expanded' under Obama, says Bush's NSA director

The former director of the US National Security Agency has indicated that surveillance programs have "expanded" under Barack Obama's time in office …

NSA scandal: what data is being monitored and how does it work?

What is the scandal?<p>The US's National Security Agency (NSA), its wiretapping agency, has been monitoring communications between the US and foreign …

Edward Snowden: what might China do?

Hong Kong is unlikely to offer Edward Snowden a permanent refuge, but the NSA whistleblower could buy time by filing an asylum request, thanks to a …

Associated Press News

The Best Explanation Yet Of How The NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program Works

The report reaffirms what we already know, specifically that "the NSA copies Internet traffic as it enters and leaves the United States, then routes it to the NSA for analysis," and it also shores up a few things about how PRISM works.<p>First, it clears up the controversy around the assertion that …

Surveillance

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant …

Edward Snowden: Republicans call for NSA whistleblower to be extradited

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was condemned by US politicians and threatened with prosecution by the country's intelligence chief on Sunday …

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' – video

The source behind the Guardian’s NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation

Prism scandal: European commission to seek privacy guarantees from US

The European commission has raised concerns directly with the US administration about the threat posed to the privacy of EU citizens from the sort of …

In Response to the NSA, We Need A New Church Committee and We Need It Now

Meet the contractors analyzing your private data

<b>(Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>Private companies are getting rich probing your personal information for the government. Call it Digital Blackwater<p>Tim Shorrock<p>June 10, 2013 3:15pm (UTC)<p>Amid the torrent of stories about the shocking new revelations about the National Security Agency, few have bothered to ask a …

Booz Allen’s Top-Secret Workforce

Edward Snowden, a 29-year old employee of consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton, came out as the source of leaked information on government surveillance systems over the weekend, in a fascinating interview with The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald. The revelation has put the spotlight on Booz Allen, a company …

Booz Allen Hamilton: Edward Snowden's US contracting firm

Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden's employer, is one of America's biggest security contractors and a significant part of the constantly revolving …

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America

In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden's release of NSA material – and that definitely …

Greenwald’s long battle against the surveillance state

While at Salon, the former litigator wrote regularly of the danger of ever-expanding dragnets<p>Natasha Lennard<p>June 10, 2013 5:26pm (UTC)<p>The series of revelations last week that the National Security Agency (NSA) was daily hoarding data on every phone and online communication inside and coming from …

Letters: Orwell's fears refracted through the NSA's Prism

After we'd fondly imagined that the free, open and accountable society was merely being gradually encroached on by military and commercial interests, …

Edward Snowden hailed as hero, accused of treason – as it happened

11.22pm BST<p>Summary<p>We're going to wrap up our <b>live blog coverage</b> for the day. The day was defined by competing arguments about whistleblower Edward …

Alan Murray on Twitter: "64%of Dems think NSA surveillance is acceptable. When it was Bush in 2006, 61% said it was UNacceptable. http://t.co/mGhTFwK8Y4"

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Mass Surveillance in America: A Timeline of Loosening Laws and Practices

Surveillance court created<p>After a post-Watergate Senate investigation documented abuses of government surveillance, Congress passes the Foreign …

Yahoo, Google, Facebook and more face fight to salvage reputations over NSA leaks

Google. Apple. Facebook. Microsoft: they are the brands that want the world to trust them with personal information, emails, photos, documents – yet …

Edward Snowden's explosive NSA leaks have US in damage control mode

Washington was struggling to contain one of the most explosive national security leaks in US history on Monday, as public criticism grew of the …