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NSA 'Time Machine' Can Spy on Phone Conversations of Americans Abroad

March 18, 2014 A top-secret surveillance program housed at the National Security Agency allows agents to listen in to the entirety of an unnamed foreign country's telephone conversations that have taken place within the past month, including those for people not suspected of any wrongdoing, according to new documents from Edward Snowden published...

NSA 'Time Machine' Includes Spying on Americans' Phone Conversations

March 18, 2014 A top-secret surveillance program housed at the National Security Agency allows agents to listen in to the entirety of an unnamed foreign country's telephone conversations that have taken place within the past month, including those for people not suspected of any wrongdoing, according to new documents from Edward Snowden published...

NSA Denies Using Facebook to Hack Into Your Computer

March 14, 2014 The National Security Agency on Thursday denied using a doppelganger version of Facebook, saying it lacks the ability to do so and only conducts foreign intelligence operations that are "lawful and appropriate." "NSA does not use its technical capabilities to impersonate U.S. company websites," the agency said in a statement....

The NSA Is Using Facebook to Hack Into Your Computer

March 12, 2014 This just in from the Edward Snowden vault of government secrets: The National Security Agency is breaking into "potentially millions of computers worldwide" and infecting them with malware "implants" as part of an effort that is increasingly relying on automated systems and not human oversight, according to a by First...

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CIA Director: We Are Not Spying on Congress

March 11, 2014 CIA Director John Brennan on Tuesday denied charges by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that his agency has broken into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate its Bush-era interrogation practices. "We are not in any way trying to thwart the (Senate Intelligence Committee) report's progress (or) release," Brennan told NBC's Andrea...

At SXSW, Snowden Calls for More Oversight of Congress

March 10, 2014 America's most high-profile fugitive visited one of the country's most popular entertainment festivals in Texas on Monday, drawing thunderous applause from a crowded room filled with his adoring fans. Edward Snowden, appearing from Russia through a live video stream, told attendees of the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin...

Feds Again Ground Commercial Drone Use

March 10, 2014 The Federal Aviation Administration says it will appeal a judge's decision that the government lacks authority to ban commercial drones in the U.S., a move that will again ground the unmanned aerial vehicles until further guidance is issued. "The FAA is appealing the decision of an NTSB administrative law judge...

Analysis: Why It Doesn’t Matter Who Invented Bitcoin

March 6, 2014 First, Newsweek "exposed" the creator of bitcoin. Then the Internet lost its mind. The magazine published its investigative feature Thursday, claiming that it had, thanks to some intrepid sleuthing, located Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious Japanese-American who purportedly invented the cryptocurrency. "Satoshi Nakamoto" had long been thought to be a pseudonym...

Poll: 49 Percent of Americans Think Afghan War Was a Mistake

February 19, 2014 A plurality of Americans now believe that it was a mistake to send soldiers to fight a war in Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, marking the first time in the war's history that fewer Americans supported the combat effort than opposed it. Forty-nine percent of Americans...

Edward Snowden Just Got Yet Another New Job

February 18, 2014 He may be a wanted fugitive, but Edward Snowden is still a worthy hire in the eyes of many around the world. The former National Security Agency contractor was elected Tuesday to the role of student rector at Glasgow University in Scotland, where he would represent more than 20,000 students...