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Lawmakers skeptical over claimed value of spying program

Lawmakers skeptical over claimed value of spying program

The former spy agency contractor who fled to Hong Kong to leak U.S. secrets said he’s not there to hide from justice and has faith in “the courts and people…

NSA director claims spying on Americans diverted terror attacks

NSA director claims spying on Americans diverted terror attacks

The director of the National Security Agency vigorously defended once-secret surveillance programs as an effective tool in keeping America safe, telling Congress on Wednesday that the information collected disrupted dozens…

Invasion of privacy lawsuits usually a long-shot

Invasion of privacy lawsuits usually a long-shot

Before there was Edward Snowden and the leak of explosive documents showing widespread government surveillance, there was Mark Klein — a telecommunications technician who alleged that AT&T was allowing U.S.…

British reporter hates invasions of privacy

British reporter hates invasions of privacy

The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a UK-based publication who has made no secret of…

Contractor revealed as leak of NSA spying controversy

Contractor revealed as leak of NSA spying controversy

The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security, has revealed his own identity.…

How NSA spying collects data on all Americans

How NSA spying collects data on all Americans

Edward Snowden identified himself Sunday as a principal source behind revelations about the National Security Agency’s sweeping phone and Internet surveillance programs. Five things to know about the disclosures: —…

Democrat claims Republican, not White House, started IRS targeting of right-wing groups

Democrat claims Republican, not White House, started IRS targeting of right-wing groups

A self-described conservative Republican who is a manager in the Internal Revenue Service office that targeted tea party groups told investigators that he, not the White House, set the review…

Where is gun control movement six months after Sandy Hook?

Where is gun control movement six months after Sandy Hook?

Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims’ families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some…

American spy boss defends spying on U.S. citizens

American spy boss defends spying on U.S. citizens

Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation’s top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress,…

Obama says Americans must learn to live with government spying on them

Obama says Americans must learn to live with government spying on them

President Barack Obama is urging Americans to “make some choices” in balancing privacy and security as he defends once-secret surveillance programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls…