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NSA champion Dianne Feinstein swoops in to slow surveillance reform

Critics say it's a halfhearted attempt at reform.

Senator who wrote bill to help NSA gets way more money than opponent

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has received three times as much as her idealogical opponent in the debate over NSA spying. 

New NSA bill would actually legalize metadata program

The Senate Intelligence Committee today approved a bill that woud do more harm than good in the fight against domsetic surveillance.

Top Democrat worries net-neutrality rules will help terrorists

The FCC says she can rest easy.

Top Senate Democrat wants to scrub bomb-making manuals from the Web

First Amendment? We don't need no stinking First Amendment.

LOVEINT: NSA says employees spied on their partners

Spying on love interests made up most of the "willful misconduct" by NSA officers over the past decade, the agency said.

Why 54 civil liberties groups want to kill an NSA reform bill

"The FISA Improvements Act does not offer real reform..."

NSA director cautiously criticizes Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server

The head of the NSA clearly didn't expect this subject to come up.

Jon Stewart can't believe what he's reading in the CIA torture report

There's only so much that comedy can do in these situations.

Anonymous vows to unleash its 'wrath' on U.S. lawmakers over cybersecurity bill

"Our legion's wrath will fall on each senator, representative, corporation, and official who voices support for this bill."

Senate report on CIA torture spurns warning to U.S. citizens in Thailand

"U.S. citizens should pay attention to their surroundings and take appropriate safety precautions."

NSA officials claim Obama knew allied leaders were monitored

NSA officials say President Obama knew more about spying on foreign leaders than the adminstration has admitted.

Leaked White House memo shows FISA was just as Obama wanted

On Friday, the Senate passed the FISA Amendments Act, which allows the government to monitor citizens' emails for another five years. It also voted down four amendments. And according to a leaked White House memo, that's what Obama wanted.

Heads of 2 powerful House committees join anti-encryption crusade

Is encryption really 'the biggest threat today,' as one lawmaker claimed?

The Internet's least-favorite congressman could head the FBI

Mike Rogers (R-Mich) is famous for sponsoring CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that activists call "a privacy nightmare."

After espionage charges, Edward Snowden petition reaches critical mass

A We the People petition to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reached th required 100,000 signatures to ensure an official response from the Obama administration. 

NSA review panel shuts down for furlough

It's “a lot less important' than other operations,” says the former CIA director on the panel.

Senator 'very close' to reintroducing controversial CISPA

Despite Americans' increasing aversion to government surveiliance, Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) wants to revive the twice-defeated bill, this time in the Senate.

Senators propose new cybersecurity bill at 11th hour

With just weeks to go before the Senate's summer recess, five senators have introduced what they say is the best chance to pass cybersecurity legislation this year.

Obama administration considers executive order on cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, defeated by Republicans in August, could make a comeback as an executive order.

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