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Reports: NSA Mines Servers Of U.S. Internet Companies

News reports have been revealing massive data mining by the National Security Agency of American Internet and social media companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Google. It was also reported that the agency is collecting Verizon phone records of millions of U.S. citizens. For more, Renee Montagne talks to Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who co-wrote the stories for the British newspaper The Guardian.

Cyber Spying Expected To Be Discussed At U.S.-China Summit

The Pentagon recently released a report directly accusing China of using cyberweapons to gain a military advantage with the U.S. The scope of the problem and the damage done by cyber espionage is not clear. But the issue will be on the agenda when President Obama meets China's new president Xi Jinping in California on Friday.

On National Security, Obama Follows Bush's Lead

There are days when that photo you can find on the Web of President Obama's and President George W. Bush's faces morphed into each other seems awfully apt.

Big Brother And Your Phone: Where To Draw The Line?

Striking a balance between national security and civil liberties is once again proving nearly as difficult a task as catching the bad guys.

Digging The Depth Of The NSA Phone Data Program

The White House and lawmakers are defending a secret program that collects data on phone calls made by ordinary Americans. It was revealed Wednesday that the National Security Agency obtained data on calls from Verizon, including calls made locally, inside the United States and calls between the U.S. and overseas. Officials defend the program as necessary for fighting terrorism. Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston about the program, its scope and civil liberties implications.