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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..."

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.

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.

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."

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.

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."

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."

Is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg running for office?

A source close to Sandberg claims Daily Mail report is “100 percent untrue.”

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.

NSA review panel shuts down for furlough

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

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. 

Nearly half of U.S. security leaders say Snowden to thank for surveillance state debate

You can find defenders of Edward Snowden in the most unexpected of places.

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.

Senate votes to let NSA, FBI keep spying on your email

As expected, the Senate has voted to keep the FISA Amendments Act, which will let government agencies like the NSA and FBI continue to monitor citizen emails without a warrant.

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