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O’Malley touts Md. cybersecurity innovation in defending against internal threats

Martin O'Malley

Gov. Martin O'Malley highlighted Maryland on Tuesday as a fertile ground for cybersecurity business by visiting a company that designs software to detect internal threats to organizations — software the company CEO described as "a way to look for the Snowdens of the world," a reference to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Barack Obama

WASHINGTON — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government’s control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court’s ...

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Government sues company that handled Snowden vetting

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is stepping into a lawsuit against the company that handled background checks of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The lawsuit alleges that the company, United States Investigations Services, ...

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Hopkins lets professor re-post blog about NSA

WASHINGTON — Johns Hopkins University says it’s allowing one of its professors to re-post a blog about the National Security Agency it previously asked him to remove. Computer security expert Matthew Green wrote on a university-hosted blog Friday about news ...

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Coalition sues to halt NSA electronic surveillance program

Environmental and human rights activists, church leaders and gun rights advocates found common ground on Tuesday, filing a lawsuit against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program. The lawsuit was filed in federal court ...

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Former judge admits flaws in secret court overseeing NSA programs

WASHINGTON — A former federal judge who served on a secret court overseeing the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programs denied Tuesday that the judges act as “rubber stamps.” But James Robertson said the system is flawed because of its ...

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