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NSA champion Dianne Feinstein swoops in to slow surveillance reform

Critics say it's a halfhearted attempt at reform.

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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.

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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. 

54 Civil Liberties Groups Write Letter Charging Sen. Feinstein's NSA Refom Bill Does Nothing Of The Sort

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

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

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

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


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.

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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.

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U.S. officials 'personally believe' Russian spies helped Snowden

“I don't think ... Mr. Snowden woke up one day and had the wherewithal to do this all by himself.”

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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.

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Meet CISA, the Internet's new enemy in Washington

Get your pitchforks ready.


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."


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.

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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.

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New Snowden leaks expose the NSA's play for more power

The leaked papers, dated February 2012, detail the NSA’s four-year plan to update and increase its methods for gathering intelligence.

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Everything you need to know about The Day We Fight Back

What is it? Why now? What can I do?

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Why Edward Snowden will never be given a fair trial in the U.S.

If Snowden sees his home country again, it will almost certainly be through prison bars.

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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 refuses to change warrantless email surveillance bill

The Senate delayed a vote on reauthorizing FISA, the bill that allows warrantless email surveillance, after voting down all proposed amendments.


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.