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Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

We are beyond the point where privacy can be expected because somebody somewhere has details about all of your electronic habits. The question is, who is most likely to want to look at what you're doing?
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GOP Lawmakers Greet Obama's Syria Step, But Urge A Leap

The White House announced Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. Many of the GOP reactions suggested the announcement was long overdue. And they made clear they expect much more from the president than just arming the Syrian rebels.
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Senator: NSA Program Expanded Beyond Original Vision

Melissa Block talks to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska. He's a co-sponsor of a bill which would require the government to reveal its collection of Verizon phone records and the PRISM Internet data-mining program.
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NSA Director Briefs Senators on Surveillance Programs

National Security Agency director Keith Alexander gave senators a closed-door briefing about the controversial data-gathering programs revealed recently. This follows his testimony Wednesday in which he said the programs had disrupted dozens of terrorist plots.
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FISA Court Appears To Be Rubberstamp For Government Requests

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has been under fire since one of its classified orders was leaked by a former National Security Agency analyst. Detractors have focused on the fact that nearly all the warrant applications brought before its judges have been approved.
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NSA Head Tells Senate His Agency Didn't Do Anything Wrong

NSA Director Keith Alexander told a Senate panel that his agency's program did indeed protect American's privacy while gathering data on terrorist activity. Alexander told lawmakers he wants to declassify more details to reassure everyone the programs are legal and effective.

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