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Privacy Advocates Don't Buy FBI's Warning About Encryption Practices

FBI Director James Comey used his first major policy address to warn that new encryption techniques could lock out law enforcement trying to solve crimes. He wants a back door into smartphones.
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

The New York Times reports that between 2004 and 2011, American troops repeatedly encountered chemical weapons caches dating from the Iran-Iraq war. At least 17 U.S. service members were injured.
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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.
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Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.
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Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.
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What's Holding Up Release Of The CIA 'Torture Report'?

The CIA, whose post-Sept. 11 interrogation techniques are said to be blasted in the report, has blacked out large parts of the unreleased summary.
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Journalist Talks Confidential Sources, Getting Subpoenaed And His New Book

James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran's nuclear weapons program. His new book is Pay Any Price.
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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.
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Britain Debates Revoking Passports Of Fighters Returning From Syria, Iraq

The U.S. has tried to block potential Islamic State volunteers before they leave the country, arresting them for intending to help terrorists. The British have suggested taking another route.
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Twitter Is Suing The U.S. Over Free Speech (Its Own)

Twitter sued the federal government because it stopped the tech company from disclosing government requests for user information. Twitter says the current disclosure rules aren't transparent enough.

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