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There Are Two Competing NSA Reform Bills in House Committees

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two committees in the House of Representatives are working on bills to reform the National Security …

House Takes Major Step to End NSA Mass Surveillance

A House com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day passed a bill that seeks to ef­fect­ively end one of the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s most con­tro­ver­sial spy …

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House Panels Sell Alternate Realities on NSA Reform

Two House com­mit­tees will vote this week on their own ver­sions of le­gis­la­tion that cur­tails the gov­ern­ment’s sur­veil­lance powers, mark­ing …

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House Panels Race Against Each Other to Reform NSA Spying

After months of in­ac­tion, Con­gress is sud­denly bar­rel­ing ahead with pro­posed re­forms to the gov­ern­ment’s sur­veil­lance pro­grams, as two …

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A Phone Company Fought the NSA — And the NSA Won

An un­named phone com­pany re­cently res­isted a Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency de­mand for ac­cess to its sub­scribers’ data, ac­cord­ing to court …

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MPs: Snowden files are 'embarrassing indictment' of British spying oversight

All-party committee demands reforms to make security and intelligence services accountable in wake of disclosures<p>Edward Snowden's disclosures of the scale of mass surveillance are "an embarrassing indictment" of the weak nature of the oversight and legal accountability of Britain's security and …

The NSA’s Code Tweet Deciphered

So, the NSA tweeted this earlier:<p>What does it mean? Well, intrepid Business Insider readers realized quickly it was a substitution cypher, something that is pretty simple to solve. In this case, c in the cypher is t, and d in the cypher is o, and so forth.<p>Here’s the coded words next to their …

Attempts to stay anonymous on the web will only put the NSA on your trail

The sobering story of Janet Vertesi's attempts to conceal her pregnancy from the forces of online marketers shows just how Kafkaesque the internet has become<p>When searching for an adjective to describe our comprehensively surveilled networked world – the one bookmarked by the NSA at one end and by …

Ex-NSA chief seeks second act

Former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm for financial institutions looking to address cybersecurity threats, POLITICO has learned.<p>Less than two months since his retirement from the embattled agency at the center of the Edward Snowden leak storm, the …

Can the NSA Keep U.S. Metadata Safe From Hackers and Spies?

It's hard to justify letting the agency collect sensitive data when even its defenders admit it struggles to protect its secrets.<p>General Keith Alexander, who recently stepped down from his position atop the NSA, told an interviewer in Australia that he still has no idea how many documents Edward …

NSA Allegedly Intercepts Shipments of Servers To Install Spying Backdoors

Today in a published excerpt of his forthcoming book, <i>No Place to Hide,</i> Glenn Greenwald reports, citing documents from 2010, that the NSA intercepts routers and servers being shipped from the United States overseas and compromises them.<p>The document that the revelation is based on, according to …

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US House committee unanimously votes to rein in NSA, end bulk data collection

The US House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted on Wednesday to rein in the National Security Agency (NSA) and end bulk data collection.<p>In October …

The tech community needs compassion and inclusivity to fight surveillance

We are living amidst a crisis of conscience, politics and action. We must approach surveillance from all angles, taking care not to shame or dismiss people in the process<p>We’re soon approaching the one-year anniversary of the Snowden revelations, a day that may have changed how we view privacy …

NSA reportedly installing spyware on US-made hardware

NSA documents reveal the agency is allegedly receiving or intercepting routers, servers, and other computer network devices to embed surveillance tools before international export.<p>The National Security Agency has been allegedly accessing routers, servers, and other computer network devices to plant …

NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

The Heartbleed bug just went from bad to worse to truly, utterly terrifying.<p>The National Security Agency knew of the existence of the catastrophic bug for at least two years and kept it a secret from the public and the cybersecurity community in order to exploit it, according to a bombshell report …

Nigeria: Islamists kill 68 in two village attacks

Witnesses said the gunmen attacked the village of Kala Balge, near the Cameroon border, on Thursday, from several different quarters, shooting sporadically<p>Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 60 people in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria, while a separate attack killed eight …

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Saudi Arabia jails 13 for security offences

A Saudi Arabian court has jailed 13 men, handing down sentences from one to 10 years, for aiding and financing conflicts abroad, conspiring inside Saudi Arabia and harbouring wanted suspects, state news agency SPA reports.<p>Other charges for which the 13 were convicted on Sunday included money …

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>The Pulitzer for breaking news …

71 Dead After Bus Explosion In Nigerian Capital Rips Through Rush Hour Traffic

Seventy-one people are feared dead. Reporters saw rescue workers and police gathering body parts.<p>The blast ripped a hole 4 feet deep (1.2 meters) in the ground of Nyanya Motor Park about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the city center and destroyed more than 30 vehicles, causing secondary explosions …

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