(Washington Examiner) President Obama used his weekly radio address to call on the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act. Without its passage, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic surveillance program will expire June 1 along with the Patriot Act. The USA Freedom Act, which passed the House, will extend most aspects of the Patriot […]

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The Edward Snowden documents exposed a new spy scandal last week. The Intercept reported how the National Security agency and its U.K. counterpart stole the “SIM” codes that power many mobile phones. In one sense, this is nothing new. Thanks to Snowden … Continue Reading: Click Here to Continue Reading… Obama NSA Assassinates a Private […]

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When any government, anywhere, screams, “They’re spying on us,” it’s a good bet that the spying is mutual. If not, it is only because one side lacks the capacity. Today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced criminal charges against five members of the Chinese Army. Their alleged crime: hacking into U.S. corporate networks to steal trade […]

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Fresh off his overhyped and underwhelming “reform” speech Friday, a new interview by President Obama showed exactly how annoyed he is by the public debate on the NSA surveillance. Declaring the surveillance “definitely legal, definitely necessary,” Obama said that while the debate had raised some “legitimate policy questions” it was “not worth” the damage done […]

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Revelations about the surveillance programs have sparked outrage across the world. | AP Photos Many of the people most interested in what President Barack Obama had to say about surveillance reform Friday were watching from thousands of miles away, far beyond American borders. Their verdict — at least, based on early international reaction — was […]

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But they mark the start of a much-needed recalibration toward individual privacy. President Obama spoke Friday.(Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights It was classic Obama split-the-difference fashion. Obama missed an opportunity to change how the FISA court is selected. The president also did little to rein in the use of National Security Letters. Five […]

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President Obama defended the creation of a phone call database but promised access to it will be controlled President Obama has promised that there will be changes to the NSA’s surveillance practices revealed in the material leaked by Edward Snowden. He said that access to the huge quantities of communications data collected by the US intelligence […]

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BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama says lives have been saved by sweeping surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency. Obama says at least 50 threats have been averted because of phone records and Internet information the agency was able to access. He says those threats were not just in the U.S. but also […]

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