Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has warned of a “large, Armageddon-scale” cyber attack that could “debilitate the entire US infrastructure.” “Cyber threats to US national and economic security are increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication and the severity of impact,” Clapper told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday. “In my 50-plus years in the intelligence […]

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J. Scott Applewhite / AP This April 18, 2013 file photo shows National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said in an interview published on Monday that the intelligence community should’ve told the American public about secret phone-data collection when that program first began […]

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has officially filed a class action lawsuit against President Obama and other administration officials over National Security Agency surveillance, CBS reports. In conjunction with Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, a conservative nonprofit organization, Paul is accusing the administration of violating the Fourth Amendment through the collection of Americans’ phone metadata. (The […]

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Kentucky Republican says he’s taking legal action ‘out of respect for the Constitution.’ WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a libertarian group Wednesday asked a federal court to halt the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone data and to purge what already has been stored since 2006. “On behalf of myself, FreedomWorks and everyone […]

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has released more once-secret national security documents, concerning the origins of the National Security Agency’s bulk telephone data collection program. The documents were released just hours after President Barack Obama outlined changes to national surveillance practices, reports The Washington Examiner. Clapper said he took the action in response to […]

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3843917 The National Rifle Association filed an amicus brief on Wednesday supporting the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s phone records collection program. The NRA filed a brief of amicus curiae in U.S. District Court in support of the plaintiff in the ACLU’s lawsuit against key Obama administration […]

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A bipartisan group of 26 US senators has written to intelligence chiefs to complain that the administration is relying on a “secret body of law” to collect massive amounts of data on US citizens. The senators accuse officials of making misleading statements and demand that the director of national intelligence James Clapper answer a series […]

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(NaturalNews) The tortured logic and pained explanations (and justifications) being given by top government officials and lawmakers in the wake of the disclosure that the National Security Agency snoops on every American is as astounding as it is pathetic. But then again, they are being made by people who are a) offended that you and […]

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sought to clarify his claim that the National Security Agency does not collect information on millions of Americans, telling NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell that he gave the “least untruthful” answer possible on the agency’s surveillance program. During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on March 12, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) […]

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James Clapper(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) The leaks of top-secret information of the past week have raised loads of government-accountability questions, none of which has been juicier than the one pertaining to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. As anyone who’s tuned in to cable news for a few seconds now knows, Clapper had a […]

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