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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...

Proposed new spy boss questions NSA reforms

The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency is expressing concerns about the U.S. government turning over...

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...

Snowden debacle forces winds of change at NSA

The U.S. National Security Agency has made dozens of changes in its operations and computer networks to prevent the emergence of another Edward Snowden,...

Spying on allies can be a two-way street

Nations spying on each other's leaders is a two-way street and a longtime practice in the intelligence world, according to the U.S. intelligence chief....

U.S. admits NSA spying caused tension with allies

The United States said on Friday allegations that U.S. intelligence agencies tapped the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others in France...

Looking for ways to stop the terrorist ‘lottery loophole’

Lawmakers who oversee U.S. intelligence agencies are working to expand the government's spying powers to allow it to continue electronically monitoring terror suspects who...

NSA spying on Americans just ‘tip of the iceberg’

Widespread spying on Americans by the National Security Agency is just "the tip of the iceberg," says intelligence officials, and the Obama administration is...

Limits on NSA spying?

Senators are questioning top Obama administration officials about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs for the first time since the House narrowly rejected a...

Supporters of spying on Americans claim disaster if program is halted

The White House and congressional backers of the National Security Agency's surveillance program warn that ending the massive collection of phone records from millions...