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A life surrounded by spycraft

A life surrounded by spycraft

In the suburbs edged by woods midway between Baltimore and the nation’s capital, residents long joked that the government spy shop next door was so ultra-secretive its initials stood for…

Reactions over NSA spying split on Capitol Hill

Reactions over NSA spying split on Capitol Hill

Revelations of widespread spying on Americans by the U.S. government is bringing denouncement from some members of Congress and support from others. Differences on whether the program is legal or…

Republicans claim leaks caused terrorists to change tactics

Republicans claim leaks caused terrorists to change tactics

Two senior Republican lawmakers said Thursday that terrorists are already changing their behavior after leaks about classified U.S. data gathering programs, but they offered no details. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.,…

The American government: It is, therefore it spies on everyone

The American government:  It is, therefore it spies on everyone

For many Americans, probably most, it came as no shock that Uncle Sam spys on his citizens 24/7. We’ve been writing about the constant surveillance for a long time here…

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.…

The Gestapo is alive and well in the American government

The Gestapo is alive and well in the American government

It’s official:  America today is no better than Nazi Germany.  It’s no different than Soviet Russia was during the height of communism.  The so-called land of the free and home…

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: —…