- Merkel aide denies wrongdoing in German-US spy affair Updated: May-06-15 11:40 am
BERLIN - Germany's top security official denied any wrongdoing after appearing Thursday before a parliamentary committee over allegations that the country's spy agency acted against national interests in its cooperation with U.S. counterparts.
- Austria files criminal complaint over alleged NSA snooping Updated: May-05-15 2:10 pm
VIENNA - Austria is asking for a legal investigation of allegations that the German intelligence service helped the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdrop on the country's political leaders.
- Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts Updated: May-02-15 12:11 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.
- Airbus to take legal action over alleged German, US spying Updated: May-01-15 12:25 pm
BERLIN - European aviation company Airbus said Friday it is taking legal action following reports that it was targeted by German and U.S. intelligence agencies.
- House reaches deal on bill to end NSA phone collection Updated: Apr-30-15 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON - House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the National Security Agency's controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
- Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance Updated: Apr-22-15 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON - As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say too much about government surveillance remains secret for the public to fully evaluate its reach or effectiveness.
- Senate leaders propose extending NSA phone records storage Updated: Apr-22-15 11:25 am
WASHINGTON - Weeks before a key surveillance law expires, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting the calling records of nearly every American.
- Senate creating secret encyclopedia of US spy programs Updated: Apr-08-15 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection. It's part of an effort to improve congressional oversight of the government's sprawling global spying effort.
- Secrecy, surveillance threaten democracy, says Greenwald Updated: Apr-08-15 1:10 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Glenn Greenwald argued at the University of Utah on Tuesday that when a national surveillance agency's motto is "collect it all," a country is closer to tyranny than freedom.