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Selective Shutdown: NSA Spying Funded, FOIA Requests Denied

Selective Shutdown: NSA Spying Funded, FOIA Requests Denied
The government might be shut down, but both parties have agreed that the National Security Agency's dragnet surveillance programs will not be impacted by the stoppage. However, fulfilling the requests of citizens or journalists trying to obtain information about the government's activities has been deemed not "an essential service."
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Doth Protest Too Much? eBay Preemptively Denies Sharing Online Material With NSA

Doth Protest Too Much? eBay Preemptively Denies Sharing Online Material With NSA
EBay denied that it shared information with the NSA. This comes after the Snowden cache of documents purported to show collusion with major online companies and the domestic spy agency.
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NYT Editor Calls Out Own Paper for Ignoring NSA, Israel Revelations

NYT Editor Calls Out Own Paper for Ignoring NSA, Israel Revelations
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan on Monday publicly challenged her paper's decision to ignore last week's revelations that the National Security Agency shares unfiltered raw data intelligence files with the Israeli government.
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NSA Spied on Visa, International Banking Transactions

NSA Spied on Visa, International Banking Transactions
According to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency spies on international credit card and banking transactions in a program called "Follow the Money," German news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.
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Professor Harassed by NSA-Affiliated Lab Over Blog Post with Snowden Secrets

Professor Harassed by NSA-Affiliated Lab Over Blog Post with Snowden Secrets
Citing concerns about linking to classified material, Johns Hopkins University asked a professor this morning to remove a blog post discussing last week’s revelations about the National Security Administration's (NSA) efforts to break encryption. The post had linked to government documents published by ProPublica, the Guardian, and the New York Times.
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Chelsea Manning Files Presidential Pardon Request

Chelsea Manning Files Presidential Pardon Request
Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning's legal team filed her request for a presidential pardon on Tuesday. The pardon document will be available starting Wednesday at pardon.bradleymanning.org, the Private Manning Support Network said.
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Revealed: NSA Hacked into Email, Phones of Latin American Presidents

Revealed: NSA Hacked into Email, Phones of Latin American Presidents
In the latest reporting by journalist Glenn Greenwald on the U.S. National Security Agency's international surveillance programs, a news story on a Brazilian news show on Sunday night reported that the agency has used its powers to infiltrate the communication systems of presidents in both Mexio and Brazil.
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Did the UK Leak Its Own Sensitive Intel to Undermine Snowden?

Did the UK Leak Its Own Sensitive Intel to Undermine Snowden?
A story released by the UK Independent reports that the British government has a Middle East Internet Surveillance Base that essentially taps underwater fiber-optic cables. Edward Snowden was immediately blamed for the potential threat to national security, but he denied any involvement with the Independent. So...did the UK leak this themselves?
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German Chancellor Candidate: Stop Trade Negotiations Until US Stops Spying

German Chancellor Candidate: Stop Trade Negotiations Until US Stops Spying
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's election challenger says he would suspend negotiations with the U.S. over a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement until Washington clarifies details about National Security Agency surveillance programs.
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In Win for Civil Liberties Group, Feds Forced to Limit US Data Gathering

In Win for Civil Liberties Group, Feds Forced to Limit US Data Gathering
The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thousands of Internet communications from Americans with no connection to terrorism — a practice it says was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of Internet traffic connected to terror suspects.
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