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British Spies Don't Need a Warrant To Sift Through NSA Surveillance Data

October 29, 2014 British authorities are capable of tapping into bulk communications data collected by other countries' intelligence services—including the National Security Agency—without a warrant, according to secret government documents released Tuesday. The agreement between the NSA and Britain's spy agency, known as Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, potentially puts the Internet and ...

British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant

October 29, 2014 British authorities are capable of tapping into bulk communications data collected by other countries' intelligence services—including the National Security Agency—without a warrant, according to secret government documents released Tuesday. The agreement between the NSA and Britain's spy agency, known as Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, potentially puts the Internet and ...

Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginia

October 29, 2014 The Antares Rocket, an unmanned NASA-contracted rocket launched from Wallops Island, Va., exploded early Tuesday night just after lifting off. Here's video of what happened: It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The failed launch came just one day after NASA scrubbed an earlier scheduled launch due to ...

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British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant

October 29, 2014 British authorities are capable of tapping into bulk communications data collected by other countries' intelligence services—including the National Security Agency—without a warrant, according to secret government documents released Tuesday. The agreement between the NSA and Britain's spy agency, known as Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, potentially puts the Internet and ...

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Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginia

October 29, 2014 The Antares Rocket, an unmanned NASA-contracted rocket launched from Wallops Island, Va., exploded early Tuesday night just after lifting off. Here's video of what happened: It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The failed launch came just one day after NASA scrubbed an earlier scheduled launch due to ...

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Republican 2016 Contenders Have Taken Positions on NSA Reform. Where Does Hillary Clinton Stand?

October 28, 2014 If Hillary Clinton has a position on the government's domestic spying, she's doing a good job of hiding it. More than a year after Edward Snowden's leaks, the former secretary of State has yet to offer a meaningful assessment of the National Security Agency's mass-surveillance programs. She's had plenty of ...

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This Ted Cruz Staffer Blamed Ebola on Obamacare

October 24, 2014 Twitter is often a place for hyperbole and political spin, but here's something new. On Thursday night, health officials confirmed an Ebola case in New York City, the fourth diagnosis of the disease in the United States. Shortly after the news broke, Sen. Ted Cruz's deputy chief of staff for ...

Mass Surveillance Distracts an Overwhelmed Intelligence Community, Snowden Says

October 21, 2014 Edward Snowden on Monday suggested that if the National Security Agency focused more on traditional intelligence gathering—and less on its mass-surveillance programs—it could have thwarted the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The fugitive leaker, speaking via video to a Harvard class, said that a preoccupation with collecting bulk communications data has ...

Facebook Scolds Federal Authorities Over Fake Account

October 20, 2014 Facebook on Friday scolded federal authorities for creating a fake account on the social network to impersonate a New York woman for the purposes of a criminal investigation. Facebook likened the Drug Enforcement Administration's "harmful conduct" to using the site for domestic violence, and asked the agency to confirm it ...

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Facebook to Feds: Stop Impersonating Our Users

October 20, 2014 Facebook on Friday scolded federal authorities for creating a fake account on the social network to impersonate a New York woman for the purposes of a criminal investigation. Facebook likened the Drug Enforcement Administration's "harmful conduct" to using the site for domestic violence, and asked the agency to confirm it ...