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05.23.15
Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions
05.23.15

Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions

The USA Freedom Act aimed at addressing the NSA's bulk collecting of phone call metadata was appro...

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05.07.15
Federal court rules NSA's data collection program is illegal
05.07.15

Federal court rules NSA's data collection program is illegal

The US court of appeals has ruled that the NSA's bulk phone data collection wasn't authorized unde...

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03.29.15
NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program
03.29.15

NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program

The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bul...

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01.17.15
DEA kept records of US phone calls for nearly 15 years
01.17.15

DEA kept records of US phone calls for nearly 15 years

The NSA isn't the only American government agency keeping track of phone call metadata... or rathe...

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08.25.14
The NSA's search tool is a Google for the world's communications data
08.25.14

The NSA's search tool is a Google for the world's communications data

If sharing really is caring, then the NSA must care a lot. That's the thrust of a new report from...

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08.13.14
The NSA collected more of your personal data than it was legally allowed to
08.13.14

The NSA collected more of your personal data than it was legally allowed to

Former NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander defended the NSA's bulk collection to John Oliver by saying...

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06.20.14
The NSA's mass surveillance program for phone call metadata is still going
06.20.14

The NSA's mass surveillance program for phone call metadata is still going

Despite last night's vote by the House of Representatives and various plans for reform, the NSA is s...

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05.14.14
Sprint had legal details of the NSA's bulk phone data collection in 2010
05.14.14

Sprint had legal details of the NSA's bulk phone data collection in 2010

The public only started learning about the legal justifications for the NSA's collection of bulk pho...

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05.04.14
White House wants immunity for telecoms that surrender customer data
05.04.14

White House wants immunity for telecoms that surrender customer data

American telecoms already have legal immunity when they cooperate with the government's warrantle...

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