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Watchdog Agency Could Keep NSA In Check, Once It Gets Going

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is tasked with making sure that secret government surveillance programs aren't abused. It was created in 2004, but still doesn't even have a website or email.
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Civil Liberties Group Concerned Over NSA Programs

The news that the National Security Agency has been collecting reams of telephone data and internet surfing both at home and abroad has rattled civil liberties groups. Amid the concerns about privacy and possible abuse, the revelations are an indication of something important: the intelligence community's move into the new frontier of Big Data.
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Week In News: Spying Suspicions Come To Light

Revelations this week that the National Security Agency has been running an extensive domestic surveillance program involving companies like Google, Facebook and Apple has caused many Americans to ask what's left of their privacy. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic.
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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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