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Court Revives Defunct National Security Agency Surveillance Program

4:14 PM ET A federal court has revived the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, a program that lapsed earlier this month when sections of the Patriot Act briefly expired. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved a government request to renew the dragnet collection of U.S. phone metadata for an...

Court Revives Defunct NSA Mass Surveillance Program

2:01 PM ET A federal court has revived the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, a program that lapsed earlier this month when sections of the Patriot Act briefly expired. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved a government request to renew the dragnet collection of U.S. phone metadata for an...

OPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week

12:27 PM ET The Office of Personnel Management updated congressional staffers Monday on the status of a review of its data-security systems, but continued to duck questions about the extent of a data breach that affected federal employees' sensitive background-check data, according to multiple Hill sources. OPM and the Department of Homeland Security...

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OPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week

10:39 AM ET The Office of Personnel Management updated congressional staffers Monday on the status of a review of its data-security systems, but continued to duck questions about the extent of a data breach that affected federal employees' sensitive background-check data, according to multiple Hill sources. OPM and the Department of Homeland Security...

House Oversight Chair Accuses OPM Director of Lying About Cyberattack

June 24, 2015 House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Wednesday accused the chief of the Office of Personnel Management of lying about the extent of a prior cyberattack waged against her agency. In a contentious back and forth exchange, Chaffetz said OPM Director Katherine Archuleta was dishonest about an intrusion revealed in March...

Jeb Bush: Obama Should Fire His ‘Political Hack’ OPM Director

June 23, 2015 Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants President Obama to fire the head of the Office of Personnel Management amid a cascade of revelations about the size and scope of an enormous hack of federal employee data from the agency. The Republican presidential candidate Tuesday sharply condemned the president's handling of...

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Jeb Bush: Obama Should Fire His 'Political Hack' OPM Director

June 23, 2015 Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants President Obama to fire the head of the Office of Personnel Management amid a cascade of revelations about the size and scope of an enormous hack of federal employee data from the agency. The presidential Republican candidate on Tuesday sharply condemned the president's handling...

John Oliver Slams Revenge Porn As Federal Legislation Nears

June 22, 2015 John Oliver unleashed his viral fury Sunday night against Internet users who harass women, making a call to support forthcoming federal legislation that would criminalize the growing industry of "revenge porn." The comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight dedicated the majority of his main segment to condemning revenge...

Secretive Surveillance Court Skips Talking to Privacy Advocates

June 19, 2015 The secretive court that oversees U.S. spying programs selected to not consult a panel of privacy advocates in its first decision made since the enactment earlier this month of major surveillance reform, according to an opinion declassified Friday. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opted to forgo appointing a so-called "amicus"...

Multiple Lawmakers Possibly Compromised by OPM Hack

June 18, 2015 At least two lawmakers have received notifications from the Office of Personnel Management informing them that their personal data may have been stolen by foreign hackers, marking the latest expansion of a massive data breach that exposed the information of millions of current and former federal employees. Sen. Susan Collins...