Senate Blocks Access To Online Data Without WarrantThe Senate blocked an expansion of the government's power to investigate suspected terrorists, a win for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a NSA contractor's revelations forced changes to American surveillance.
McConnell Suggests New Look At Patriot ActThe Senate may re-open debate on NSA wire-tapping authority, Mitch McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday, broaching a divisive issue already roiling the GOP presidential field.
Patriot Act Renewal Splits GOP Presidential HopefulsRepublican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism.
Judge Sides With NSA In Surveillance LawsuitA federal judge sided with the government in a lawsuit alleging the NSA is illegally engaging in the bulk collection of internet and phone records in the hunt for potential terrorists.
NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks At SXSW ConferenceNSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival.
Snowden To Speak At SXSW ConferenceEdward Snowden is getting ready to speak at this year's SXSW Interactive Festival. But the former NSA contractor won't appear in person at the conference in Austin on Monday.
SMU Adds Former NSA Research Director To Cyber Security ProgramThe cyber threat is considered one of the biggest threats to the U.S. national security and economy.
House Rejects Effort To Cut NSA Spying ProgramThe House has voted to continue the collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records in the fight against terrorism.
Report: Feds Getting Phone Records Of All Verizon CustomersThe National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers, under a top secret court order. A British newspaper reports the order was granted on April 25 and is good until July 19.

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