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DNI Calls Reporting On Government Surveillance 'Reckless'

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says recent reporting by The Guardian and The Washington Post, among others, threatens to give terrorists a 'playbook' for thwarting detection.
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Pakistan's New Government Protests U.S. Drone Strike

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has promised to push back on the strikes, lodges a formal protest with a top U.S. envoy in Islamabad.
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Tech Giants Deny Granting NSA 'Direct Access' To Servers

Google, Facebook and others say they only allowed the government access to user data after reviewing legal requests for information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
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NSA Scandal Looms Over Obama-Xi Talks

The goal of the meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping is for the leaders of the world's largest economies to find common ground and build trust. But the summit threatens to be overshadowed by revelations about secret NSA surveillance programs.
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Obama Defends NSA Programs Amid Meeting With China's Leader

President Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping as details emerge about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. Obama defended the programs at an event Friday morning. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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U.S. Intelligence Requests Put Tech Giants In A Bind

In a secret intelligence program called PRISM, the government obtained access to troves of data from some of the largest tech companies in the country, including Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook. The government says the search was limited to foreign targets, not Americans or non-citizens living in the U.S. The intelligence operation potentially undermines the companies' pledge to protect customer privacy.
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United States Of Outrage: NSA, IRS Overreaches Spark Bipartisan Ire

Even in a starkly polarized era, there are still some issues that can draw together Americans from across the political spectrum and scramble ideological fault lines.

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