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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 intelligence agencies, MPs have concluded.<p>A highly critical report by the Commons home affairs select committee …

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

When searching for an adjective to describe our comprehensively surveilled networked world – the one bookmarked by the NSA at one end and by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and co at the other – "Orwellian" is the word that people generally reach for.<p>But "Kafkaesque" seems more appropriate. The term is …

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 …

AT&T and Verizon got government data requests once every 60 seconds last year. And that’s probably lowballing it.

Last week, a University of Ottawa law professor got a set of documents from the Canadian government showing that law enforcement agencies are asking the country's telecom operators for subscriber information every 27 seconds.<p>That's a staggering amount, but how does it compare to the United States, …

House intel surprises on NSA surveillance

The House Intelligence Committee passed a version of the USA Freedom Act on Thursday, unexpectedly approving that measure while electing not to hold a vote on its own competing bill to reform National Security Agency surveillance.<p>The version passed is the same text as cleared by the House Judiciary …

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’re soon approaching the one-year anniversary of the Snowden revelations, a day that may have changed how we view privacy forever. Although it is perhaps too soon to measure, we have already begun to see societal changes: in the way we talk about surveillance and privacy, in our politics, and in …

NSA reportedly installing spyware on US-made hardware

The National Security Agency has been allegedly accessing routers, servers, and other computer network devices to plant backdoors and other spyware before they're shipped overseas, according to the Guardian.<p>The news about the NSA's alleged interception of hardware comes via journalist Glenn …

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 …

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights …

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 …

Libya adjourns trial of ex-Gaddafi officials and sons | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi’s sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed.<p>Abdullah al-Senussi (L), ex-spy chief in Muammar …

Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West …

Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable' | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel described as “unacceptable” on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the …

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 …

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 …

Rush-Hour Bomb Kills 71 People at Bus Station in Abuja, Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria - A bomb at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja killed at least 71 people during Monday morning's rush hour, police said.<p>Body parts and blood were strewn across the station after the first such attack near the Nigerian capital for two years.<p>"I was waiting to get on a bus …

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Top Kenyan MP: Homosexuality like terrorism

Homosexuality in Kenya is as bad a problem as terrorism, the ruling party's parliamentary leader said, but argued against stepping up legal sanctions on the grounds that existing laws were tough enough.<p>Aden Duale, the majority leader from President Uhuru Kenyatta's ruling Jubilee coalition, was …