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Congress revamps NSA spying program

Congress has sent legislation to the president reviving and remaking a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program two days after letting it temporarily expire. The vote in...

Patriot Act’s powers lapse after Senate deal falters

The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the...

Obama blames ‘handful’ for blocking Patriot Act

Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...

Obama ready to accept some changes in NSA spying

President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but...

Senate committee votes to continue NSA mass spying

The Senate Intelligence Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would tighten controls on the government's sweeping electronic eavesdropping programs but allow them to continue. In...

NSA spying scandal leads to turnaround by Congressman

He gave more surveillance power to U.S. government spies, railed against civil liberties advocates who warned about privacy abuses, and famously shut down a...

Protestors target NSA spying in America and world

Protesters marched on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday to protest the U.S. government's online surveillance programs, whose vast scope was revealed this year...

Secret court defends government spying on Americans

The surveillance court that oversees the U.S. government's massive collection of telephone data gave its fullest defense to date on Tuesday of why it...

Obama claims new limits against spying on Americans by America’s government

President Barack Obama announced plans on Friday to limit sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs that have come under criticism since leaks by a former...

Our government’s spying on us: Will it change? No way

The National Security Agency, clearly an Americanized of the old Russian KGB in its spying on citizens of the United States, is taking steps...