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Obama near a decision on NSA spying programs

President Barack Obama is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision...

A valuable lesson on the price of secrecy

The ease with which the United States government creates new state secrets masks the ultimate cost of the secret’s production. Once minted, a secret...

NSA hacked Microsoft as part of spying on Americans

A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries,...

Snowden’s claims of ‘victory’ slammed by lawmakers

Members of Congress said Sunday they weren't impressed with Edward Snowden's recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that...

Snowden: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his "mission's already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies Snowden...

More documents released on NSA spying

The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk...

A secret sweetheart deal between NSA, technology firm

As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into widely used computer products, the U.S. National Security...

Obama concentrates on year’s ups, not downs

Has the fifth year of his presidency been its worst? President Barack Obama laughs off such questions even as he acknowledges many months of...

NSA debate shifts in favor of limits on spying

In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in the National...

Fallout from NSA debacle can serve the nation

The fallout from the Edward Snowden revelations continues to snowball. With each disclosure, allies, businesses and influential authors call for reform. There is ever...