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As Government Surveillance Powers Grow, Privacy Is Redefined

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the public has had several glimpses of the government's growing surveillance powers. The Bush administration had a program so secret, it dispensed with judicial warrants altogether. The resulting scandals and lawsuits appear to have done little to roll back the spying.
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Data Leak Could Undermine Trust In Government Contractor

Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old computer technician at the center of the NSA surveillance controversy, was an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton. In recent decades, the government has grown increasingly reliant on such firms to do critical work on national security.
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Will Surveillance Disclosure Lead To More Oversight Of NSA?

When surveillance laws were revised in 2012, Congress expressed great concerns that without proper oversight intelligence agencies would engage in the sort of monitoring that has been uncovered in recent days. Congress put a number of safeguards in place, but rejected others that would have guarantee more public discussion about what the NSA does.
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NSA Collects Massive Amounts Of Data, Then What?

The revelations about the monitoring of massive amounts of phone and Internet traffic by the NSA have led to questions of how the agency is using all of that information. Renee Montagne talks with journalist and author James Bamford about how the NSA handles so much data.
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Lawmakers Work To Gauge Public Mood On NSA And Leaker

Controversies over the National Security Agency's phone records and Internet snooping, and self-proclaimed leaker Edward Snowden, present some in Congress with a dilemma.
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Silicon Valley Tied To NSA Surveillance Leaks

Revelations about the government's electronic surveillance programs are being followed closely by those in the tech industry.
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Booz Allen Hamilton A Major Player In Intelligence Community

Booz Allen Hamilton, the multi-billion-dollar employer of the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, has one customer: The United States government. And that customer entrusts it with some of its most closely-held national security secrets.

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