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Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Surveillance Program

August 28, 2015 A federal court on Friday upheld the National Security Agency's bulk-spying program, overturning a lower court's 2013 ruling that had deemed the surveillance program "almost Orwellian" and likely unconstitutional. A panel of three Republican-nominated judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a conservative activist and civil-liberties groups...

Federal Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Mass-Surveillance Program

August 28, 2015 A federal court on Friday upheld the National Security Agency's bulk-spying program, overturning a lower court's 2013 ruling that had deemed the surveillance program "almost Orwellian" and likely unconstitutional. A panel of three Republican-nominated judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a conservative activist and civil-liberties groups...

Google Goes to Court in Europe

August 28, 2015 BERLIN—With its defiant response Thursday to Europe's long-running antitrust investigation into its search practices, Google is betting potentially billions of dollars that it can convince the continent that, true to its mantra, it is not evil. The European Commission's "preliminary conclusions are wrong as a matter of fact, law, and...

Google Sternly Rebukes Europe’s Antitrust Charges

August 28, 2015 BERLIN—Striking a defiant tone, Google announced on Thursday that it was rejecting the European Commission's long-running antitrust charges against the search giant, calling the accusations "unfounded." The search giant said rivals like Amazon and eBay are proof that there is ample competition in the European market, while rebuking claims that...

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Newspaper: German Spies Got Access to NSA Internet Surveillance Tool

August 27, 2015 BERLIN—Germany's national intelligence agency secretly traded information with the National Security Agency in return for gaining access to a powerful software surveillance program, according to a German newspaper report. Germany's domestic spying agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution or Bundesverfassungsschutz, agreed to share targeted surveillance data on...

Report: NSA Gave Germany Access to Powerful Internet Surveillance Tool

August 27, 2015 BERLIN—Germany's national intelligence agency secretly traded information with the National Security Agency in return for gaining access to a powerful software surveillance program, according to a German newspaper report. Germany's domestic spying agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution or Bundesverfassungsschutz, agreed to share targeted surveillance data on...

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Germany Charges Own Spy With Treason for Sharing Intelligence with CIA

August 20, 2015 BERLIN—The German government has charged one of its own foreign-intelligence spies with treason for allegedly sharing secret files with both the CIA and Russian intelligence agents. The spy, identified only as Markus R. due to German privacy law, is accused of passing secrets to the CIA from 2008 until his...

Germany Charges Own Spy With Spilling Secrets To US, Russia

August 20, 2015 BERLIN—The German government has charged one of its own foreign-intelligence spies with treason for allegedly sharing secret files with both the CIA and Russian intelligence agents. The spy, identified only as Markus R. due to German privacy law, is accused of passing secrets to the CIA from 2008 until his...

White House Nixes Edward Snowden Pardon Request

July 29, 2015 The White House on Tuesday dismissed a two-years-old public petition asking for a pardon of former fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, saying in its response that the former National Security Agency contractor's disclosures were "dangerous" and had "had severe consequences for the security of our country." The response to the "We...

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Obama Administration Dismisses Online Petition Requesting Snowden Pardon

July 28, 2015 The White House on Tuesday dismissed a two-years-old public petition asking for a pardon of former fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, saying in its response that the former National Security Agency contractor's disclosures were "dangerous" and had "had severe consequences for the security of our country." The response to the "We...