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NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled

WASHINGTON — The director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday the government’s sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, including one directed at the New York Stock Exchange, in a forceful defense of the spy operations. ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Collateral damage in the war on leaks

There is a “war on leaks” being waged by the U.S. Department of Justice and it’s generating serious collateral damage to the freedom of the American press to gather and report the news. Revelations that DOJ secretly subpoenaed the telephone records of The Associated Press (AP) and executed a search warrant for email communications between a Fox News reporter and his source are more than chilling; they threaten precious First Amendment values.

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Obama defends phone data collection program

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vigorously defended the government’s newly disclosed collection of massive amounts of information from phone and internet records on Friday as a necessary defense against terrorism, and assured Americans, “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.” ...

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Is Big Data turning government into ‘Big Brother’?

SAN FRANCISCO — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials. The revelations that the National ...

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Court won’t order Google-NSA interactions released

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request to disclose National Security Agency records about the 2010 cyber attack on Google users in China. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, which focuses on privacy ...

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