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Stories with person: Edward Snowden
  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:50 am
  • NEW YORK - A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:46 am
  • MOSCOW - Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

  • 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.

  • Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:51 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

  • Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:17 am
  • LONDON - A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

  • 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.

  • Bill Clinton discusses privacy, national security 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:46 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy.

  • Bill Clinton discusses privacy, national security 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:34 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy.

  • 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.

  • Prospect of spy release latest twist in legal saga 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:54 am
  • WASHINGTON - The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and those who contend the damage he caused was incalculable.

  • 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.

  • American farmers confront 'big data' revolution 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 10:34 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

  • Rogers, GOP hawk, quitting Congress for radio show 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Rep. Mike Rogers, the brash-talking Republican security hawk who has criticized the Obama administration yet commanded uncommon bipartisan support as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he was retiring from Congress next year.

  • 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.

  • Clarification: Media Shield Law story 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story March 24, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., discussed the media shield legislation at The New York Times' Sources and Secrets conference on the press, government and national security. The story should have made clear that it was the George Polk Awards conference hosted by The New York Times.

  • 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.