US Spy Court: NSA To Keep Collecting Phone Records

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday renewed the NSA phone collection program and it’s constitutionality.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every American's telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two other federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday renewed the

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Germany, Brazil Battle US Over Online Privacy

Feinstein’s bill transforms NSA policies for bulk data collection law while allowing the NSA to search its troves of foreign phone and email communications.

The United States and its key intelligence allies Germany and Brazil are secretly waging a war over the universal human right to online privacy.  Working behind the scenes at the United Nations General Assembly are two opposing heavyweights of the international community. In one corner, the U.S. seeks to impose new laws to National Security Agency

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NSA Critics Hopeful As ‘True Reform Bill’ Introduced To House And Senate

The bipartisan USA FREEDOM ACT takes aim at bulk phone data collection and international spying.

In this June 28, 2010, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., gestures on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Leahy on April 25, 2013, won passage in the Senate Judiciary Committee of a bill requiring the authorities get a warrant to read your e-mail and cloud-stored data. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A bill introduced to both the Senate and the House on Tuesday aimed at curbing NSA spying powers was greeted with more hope than skepticism by a spectrum of critics eager for a meaningful overhaul of the secret surveillance dragnet. Penned by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr.

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Senate NSA Hawk Shifts Tone As US Allies Tell Obama Off Over NSA Phone Tapping

After European fallout, Obama frantically takes heat as key NSA backer shifts her position.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asks questions about the fate of prisoners at the Guantanamo Detention Center during a hearing by the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The United States finds itself in unprecedented deep water recently in regards to its international diplomacy. Last week, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel suspects that the U.S. has been eavesdropping on her cell phone for years. If this is proven to be true, it would constitute a breach of trust so

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AT&T Hosts Massive Caller Database For DEA

Code-named the Hemisphere Project, it allows investigators armed with subpoenas to quickly mine the company’s vast database.

SEATTLE  — For at least six years, federal drug and other agents have had near-immediate access to billions of phone call records dating back decades in a collaboration with AT&T that officials have taken pains to keep secret, newly released documents show. The program, previously reported by ABC News and The New York Times, is called the

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