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Fewer Americans than claimed fighting for extremists

Fewer Americans than claimed fighting for extremists

The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months. That’s not to say there…

Lots of reason for shame at CIA’s tactics

Lots of reason for shame at CIA’s tactics

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the…

Enhanced airport security for overseas flights

Enhanced airport security for overseas flights

U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security. There is no indication that such a…

Archivist says IRS did not follow law on lost emails

Archivist says IRS did not follow law on lost emails

The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation’s top archivist told Congress…

House committees limit NSA spying on Americans

House committees limit NSA spying on Americans

The House crossed a major hurdle in its efforts to rein in the National Security Agency when two oversight committees agreed this week on a proposal to end the agency’s…

White House wants more data privacy laws

White House wants more data privacy laws

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans’ data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of…

Does use of ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

Does use of  ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues…

Senate once rejected what Obama now proposes for NSA

Senate once rejected what Obama now proposes for NSA

The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but ultimately rejected — alternate ways for the National Security Agency to collect and store massive amounts of Americans’ phone…

Obama to propose end to NSA ‘phone sweeps’

Obama to propose end to NSA ‘phone sweeps’

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls. The Obama administration…

NSA spying under the spotlight in Crimea crisis

NSA spying under the spotlight in Crimea crisis

President Barack Obama talks often by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel — at least five times over the past month. But he can no longer be as certain as…

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