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Report: Microsoft Helped NSA, FBI Get Around Encryption

The latest Guardian report on U.S. electronic surveillance says the company granted accesses to email and chat services.
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Why We Aren't Assuming Snowden Is On That Jet To Havana

Seeing that an Aeroflot flight from Moscow was taking a very direct route to Cuba set off speculation. But it turns out that weather is a more likely reason for the path the plane is taking than the chance that the "NSA leaker" is on board.
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Def Con Hacking Conference Puts Feds In 'Time-Out'

One of the world's largest and most open gatherings of hackers is asking federal workers to skip this year's event. "Our community operates in the spirit of openness, verified trust, and mutual respect," the founder of the Def Con conference says.
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Chaos Abroad Challenges America's Power

Syria's civil war rages, Egypt's leadership churns, and the U.S. seems unable to shape world events. It's not clear how much the U.S. viewpoint matters now in Egypt or elsewhere across the Middle East. Over the last several months, the chaos across the region has been a case study in the limits of American power.
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FBI Nominee Agrees: Waterboarding Is 'Torture' And 'Illegal'

But nominee for FBI Director James Comey wasn't directly asked to square that position with his approval, as deputy attorney general in the Bush years, of a 2005 Justice Department memo that concluded waterboarding detainees did not violate a U.S. anti-terrorism statute.
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Former FISA Judge Questions Court's Approval Of Surveillance

A former judge for the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court raised questions about the court's approval of government data collection programs on Tuesday. He was testifying before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent agency considering recently uncovered surveillance efforts.
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Privacy Board To Scrutinize Surveillance Programs

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board holds its first public workshop on the implications of two NSA programs uncovered by the media. The board is getting into action just as the Obama administration faces its biggest privacy challenge.
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Key Takeaways From Pakistan's Report On Osama Bin Laden

The al-Qaida leader lived in at least six places in Pakistan. Incompetence led to his remaining undetected for nearly a decade, the report says, but some "connivance" cannot be ruled out.
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Snowden's Leaks Puts National Security Agency In A Bind

It's been four weeks since Edward Snowden leaked secrets about government surveillance. On Monday, The Guardian newspaper released more of an interview with Snowden. His actions have stirred up a lots of issues for the National Security Agency.
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Snowden: Americans Are Good; But Their Leaders Lie

The Guardian has released another video from its interview with the so-called NSA leaker. In it, he explains some of his motivation for spilling secrets.

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