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Stories with subject: Government surveillance
  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 am

    TOKYO - The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

  • Court: German spy agency need not give info on NSA list 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:05 am

    BERLIN - A German federal court has ruled that the country's spy agency is under no obligation to divulge to the media a list of names compiled from search terms provided to it by the U.S. National Security Agency.

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:43 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

  • Senator objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.

  • NSA will stop looking at old US phone records 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining - and will ultimately destroy - millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • France's top court OKs controversial surveillance bill 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 6:05 am

    PARIS - France's Constitutional Council has ruled that a bill legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects doesn't violate the country's constitution.

  • Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 12:00 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.

  • ACLU asks appeals court to halt NSA phone record collection 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:34 pm

    NEW YORK - Civil liberties groups asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to again strike down as unconstitutional a portion of a law used by the government to justify the collection and storage of Americans' phone records.

  • FBI: Woman in surveillance photo not missing Cleveland teen 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 12:47 pm

    CLEVELAND - The FBI says a woman photographed by a surveillance camera last October in Rhode Island is not the person who went missing seven years ago from her Cleveland home as a 14-year-old.

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am

    LONDON - After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

  • Number of wiretaps in Kansas surge in drug investigations 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:07 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - The number of wiretaps sought by law enforcement officials and authorized by federal judges in Kansas surged in 2014 to the highest level in years, despite a slight decrease nationwide, according to a government report released Wednesday.