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Obama’s NSA Overhaul: Worth a Damn?

Obama’s NSA Overhaul: Worth a Damn?

By Mike Tuttle April 1, 2014

After an outpouring of outrage from Americans about their loss of privacy, President Obama is calling on the NSA to change how it does business. The question is, “Will this make any real difference?” At the heart of most of …

Mark Zuckerberg Called Obama to Express Frustration Mark Zuckerberg Called Obama to Express Frustration

Earlier this week, reports emerged that said the NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware. The revelation came from none other than American fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, who claimed that the security agency had “tricked users computers into …

President Obama Interviewed On 'Between Two Ferns' President Obama Interviewed On 'Between Two Ferns'

Okay. Between Two Ferns is a deadpan internet comedy series hosted on video website Funny or Die starring comedian Zach Galifianakis as a talk show host who invites various celebrities to sit down (literally, between two ferns) for an interview on …

Edward Snowden Addresses Audience At SXSW Edward Snowden Addresses Audience At SXSW

In a rare public appearance, fugitive and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the audience of the SXSW conference regarding Internet privacy and surveillance. The conference, which was held on Monday in Austin, Texas, put the controversial U.S. intelligence …

These Senators Are Not Happy With The NSA These Senators Are Not Happy With The NSA

On Thursday, The Guardian reported that the NSA had given legitimacy to all the conspiracy theorists who cover up the webcams on their laptops with the reveal of Optic Nerve. The program, carried out by both the NSA and Britain’s …

Edward Snowden Elected Rector At Glasgow University Edward Snowden Elected Rector At Glasgow University

Edward Snowden, who made headlines last year for revealing details about U.S. phone and Internet surveillance, is now the student rector at UK’s Glasgow University. The post is a symbolic one, and is decided by a student election. As rector, …

Edward Snowden Stole Co-Worker's Password Edward Snowden Stole Co-Worker's Password

According to a memo issued by the National Security Agency to members of Congress, former contractor Edward Snowden may have resorted to stealing his coworkers’ login credentials in order to gain entry to the agency’s highly classified database.  Snowden has …

Rand Paul Sues Obama and NSA Over “Metadata” Rand Paul Sues Obama and NSA Over “Metadata”

Rand Paul has taken a bold step against the NSA’s collection of “metadata” from U.S. citizens. He announced today that he has filed a historic lawsuit against the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA Director Keith Alexander, FBI Director …

Everything You Need To Know About The NSA Everything You Need To Know About The NSA

Even before the Snowden leaks of last year, the EFF had their suspicions in regards to what the NSA was up to. The group even tried to get the government to spill the beans a few times through lawsuits that …

FISA Court Approves Changes To The NSA FISA Court Approves Changes To The NSA

Since June of last year, the Obama administration has been on damage control in regards to the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In various speeches since then, the president has defended the surveillance programs while also promising to …

Obama To Nominate Mike Rogers As New Head Of NSA Obama To Nominate Mike Rogers As New Head Of NSA
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Back in October, it was announced that Gen. Keith Alexander would be stepping down as head of the NSA. While it was presumed his resignation was caused by the Snowden leaks, the government maintains that his resignation has been a …

NSA Gets Its Very First Privacy Officer NSA Gets Its Very First Privacy Officer

The NSA has always been a controversial government agency as its actions are deemed to go too far at times. Even before the Snowden leaks, people were skeptical of the agency after it was revealed that its powers were abused …

Rovio: 'Angry Birds' Doesn't Share Data With the NSA Rovio: 'Angry Birds' Doesn't Share Data With the NSA

Revelations of the extent of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spy programs were an ongoing story during 2013, creating rifts between politically-aligned nations and creating a mess for diplomats around the globe. The situation doesn’t look to be dying down …

Edward Snowden Can’t Go Home, Blames Legal Gaps Edward Snowden Can’t Go Home, Blames Legal Gaps
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“Intelligence agencies do have a role to play, and the people at the working level at the NSA, CIA, or any other member of the IC are not out to get you.” Perhaps this answer given by Edward Snowden during …

Civil Liberties Board Says NSA Spying Is Illegal Civil Liberties Board Says NSA Spying Is Illegal
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Last week, President Obama announced a number of reforms to how the NSA conducts its business. Chief among those reforms was changing how the agency collects bulk cellphone metadata. Some felt that the program should be ended immediately though, and …

Majority Of Americans Don't Like The NSA Majority Of Americans Don't Like The NSA
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Since June of last year, Americans have learned more and more about the secret practices employed by the NSA due to leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. During that time, countless polls have been conducted as a way to …

Obama To Outline NSA Reforms Next Week Obama To Outline NSA Reforms Next Week
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Shortly after Edward Snowden leaked details regarding the NSA’s surveillance practices, President Obama announced that he would put together a review panel that would recommend changes to how the agency conducts its surveillance operations. Now that that report is in …