Republican 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.
A 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 spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival.
Edward 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.
The cyber threat is considered one of the biggest threats to the U.S. national security and economy.
The House has voted to continue the collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records in the fight against terrorism.
The 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.