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Dec 10, 2021

UK opens door to Assange extradition to US on spying charges

A British appellate court opened the door Friday for Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States on spying charges.

May 21, 2014

Bill doesn’t limit NSA enough, Facebook, Google say

A group of technology companies, including Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Apple Inc., said the bill U.S. lawmakers plan to vote on Thursday to limit National Security Agency spying doesn’t go far enough.

Feb 2, 2014

Spying landlord hit with $1M verdict

A Montgomery County Circuit Court jury has found a Chevy Chase man liable for more than $1 million in damages for using a hidden camera to spy on a former tenant and her then-boyfriend.

Jan 27, 2014

Spying-landlord suit goes to trial

In opening statements, the landlord’s lawyer did not deny the taping but did question the amount of damages claimed.

Jan 22, 2014

Verizon reports 1,000-1,999 security data orders

WASHINGTON — Verizon Communications Inc. says it received between 1,000 and 1,999 government requests for customer information related to national security last year. The largest U.S. cellphone carrier made the disclosure Wednesday in its first report on law-enforcement data requests. Verizon and No. 1 U.S. telecom company AT&T Inc. decided late last year to begin […]

Jan 17, 2014

Obama’s proposed changes to NSA spy programs

President Barack Obama is calling for major changes to the way the U.S. intelligence community collects and stores information about people in the U.S. and abroad, in the wake of disclosures that have sparked fury over sweeping government surveillance and stoked concerns about privacy. Some of the changes will take effect immediately. Others will require […]

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Jan 8, 2014

Obama nearing a decision on intelligence review

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government’s controversial surveillance programs. Obama could announce the changes as early as next week. He’s weighing more than 40 recommendations from a presidential review board […]

Jul 16, 2013

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 in San Francisco by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing the unusually broad coalition […]

Jun 11, 2013

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 chil[...]

Jun 7, 2013

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.” “We have to make choices as a society,” Obama said in his first remarks about [&[...]

May 29, 2012

Former Rutgers student convicted of webcam spying apologizes

TRENTON, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student criticized by a judge for refusing to apologize for using a webcam to spy on his male roommate kissing another man days before the roommate killed himself apologized on Tuesday and said he has accepted responsibility for what he did. Dharun Ravi, 20, also said he will […]

Mar 13, 2012

Summations begin in Rutgers webcam spying trial

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s intimate encounter with another man is a kid, not a criminal, his lawyer said Tuesday in closing arguments before stopping abruptly. Steven Altman fell ill an hour into his final presentation to the jury, and the […]

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