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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. ...

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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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Editorial Advisory Board: Collateral damage in the war on leaks (access required)

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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