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Stories with organization: U.S. National Security Agency
  • Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:54 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:44 am
  • NEW YORK - An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

  • NY lawmaker calls Pulitzer decision 'disgraceful' 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:05 pm
  • MINEOLA, New York - The head of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence calls the decision to award a Pulitzer Prize in the NSA leaking case "disgraceful."

  • Snowden says Pulitzer Prize is a 'vindication' 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:05 pm
  • NEW YORK - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says giving the Pulitzer Prize in public service to those who reported on the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts is "vindication."

  • 2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:45 pm
  • NEW YORK - Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source: Edward Snowden.

  • Ex-NSA exec says spy programs violate Constitution 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:31 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The National Security Agency's sweeping secret surveillance programs are violating Americans' constitutional rights, and a new warehouse in Utah is a symbol of the agency's unbridled power and extraordinary secrecy, a former agency executive said Thursday in Utah.

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:58 am
  • WEST POINT, New York - If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.

  • Head of German NSA inquiry quits over Snowden row 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:43 am
  • BERLIN - The head of a German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency has resigned, citing tensions over whether to seek testimony from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process.

  • US confirms warrantless searches of Americans 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration's top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday.

  • South Carolina editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:41 pm
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  • Journalist involved in NSA leak to win UGA award 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:22 am
  • ATHENS, Georgia - The journalist most associated with the coverage of Edward Snowden's leak of phone and Internet surveillance by the National Security Agency will be this year's recipient of the University of Georgia's McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage.

  • US appeals ruling to let lawyers see secret files 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:02 pm
  • CHICAGO - A decision by a trial judge in Chicago to grant lawyers for a terrorism suspect unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records would be a "sea change" in how such sensitive documents are handled and could end up jeopardizing national security, U.S. government attorneys argue in a hard-hitting appeal filed on Monday.

  • Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:52 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

  • Verizon raises issues on formats for phone data 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:04 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Verizon says it mostly supports the president's plan to move storage of Americans' phone records from the government to the telecom companies.

  • Experts say NSA rules leave privacy vulnerable 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:30 pm
  • STANFORD, California - Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren't spying on "ordinary folks."

  • Crimea crisis puts US spying in new spotlight 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:21 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama talks often by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel - at least five times over the past month. But he can no longer be as certain as he once was that he knows what she's thinking, really thinking, at a time like this.

  • Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:29 am
  • WASHINGTON - The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.

  • Ex-President Carter fears US monitoring 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terror attacks, and he now hand-writes and mails sensitive letters to foreign and American leaders because he can't trust his email or telephone to be secure.

  • China demands answers from US over spying claims 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 5:43 am
  • BEIJING - China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions.

  • Report: NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 6:22 pm
  • BERLIN - U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, two newspapers reported Saturday.

  • Obama's Europe ties get new test in Russia dispute 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:24 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade allied leaders to hold firm in efforts to punish Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.

  • Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 3:34 am
  • WASHINGTON - Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do.

  • Judge says Justice Dept failed to inform him 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 9:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A judge on Friday took the Justice Department to task for failing to inform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that a federal court in California had issued orders to preserve phone data collected in a government surveillance program.

  • Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 7:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people's privacy.