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US Tops the List of Countries Asking for Ever-Increasing Twitter Account Info

US Tops the List of Countries Asking for Ever-Increasing Twitter Account Info
Over half of all requests for personal information from Twitter came from the United States, and that doesn't even include requests made under the 'national security' designation that forbids Twitter from releasing that information. And overall requests continue to increase.
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Clean Sweep? White House Wants Phone Companies, Not the NSA, to Store Calls

Clean Sweep? White House Wants Phone Companies, Not the NSA, to Store Calls
The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as they do now.
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Eileen Sullivan
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Government Agency Proposes Datamining Individuals' Financial Transactions

Government Agency Proposes Datamining Individuals' Financial Transactions
The endless tide of NSA revelations has made us all too familiar with government agencies’ hunger for personal information, especially in the context of national security. But we’re also seeing surveillance systems being set up by smaller, less newsworthy agencies to monitor our day-to-day activities.
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Any Power Bestowed to President Obama Will Still Be There for President Rick Perry

Any Power Bestowed to President Obama Will Still Be There for President Rick Perry
"If you have nothing to hide than you have nothing to worry about" is a great defense for NSA spying if the person in charge of the country is your guy. But, what if he's not?
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CO Sen Udall Basically Calls for CIA Director Brennan to Resign

CO Sen Udall Basically Calls for CIA Director Brennan to Resign
The Democratic Senator from Colorado stands alongside Sen. Dianne Feinstein's critique of the CIA's response to Senate investigations into torture under the Bush Administration: "If the Senate overseers don't trust the CIA, I don't know how Director Brennan can continue to lead the agency."
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Court to NSA: You Can't Hold Onto Our Data Forever

Court to NSA: You Can't Hold Onto Our Data Forever
The FISA Court has rejected the NSA's request to hold onto metadata indefinitely...but does this really mean anything?
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Former CIA Director: In Order to Spy on Domestic Dissidents, Just Call Them Terrorists

Former CIA Director: In Order to Spy on Domestic Dissidents, Just Call Them Terrorists
Back in 2012, the ACLU of Massachusetts published a report called 'Policing Dissent', exposing the Boston Police Department's 'red squad' surveillance operations, directed at antiwar and economic justice organizers. =
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I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests

I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests
Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations.
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Jesse J. Holland
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Obama's Main Idea for NSA Reform: 'No More Edward Snowdens'

Obama's Main Idea for NSA Reform: 'No More Edward Snowdens'
As President Obama puts the final touches on what is being billed as his "overhaul of the NSA," sources close to the administration have told The Hill that his number one goal is to stop any future whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

Newly Declassified NSA Files Censor One of Two Justifications for Agency Spying and Data Collection

Newly Declassified NSA Files Censor One of Two Justifications for Agency Spying and Data Collection
The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files about the federal government's controversial program of collecting every American's phone records during the past seven years.
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Eileen Sullivan
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