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Thousands Protest NSA In Washington
A European summit was dominated by anger over claims of widespread U.S. spying Read more...
The agency, President Obama, and members of Congress have all said NSA spying programs have thwarted more than 50 terrorist plots. But there's no evidence the claim is true. Read more...
The New York Times has revealed the Drug Enforcement Administration has an even more extensive collection of U.S. phone records than the National Security Agency. Read more...
Snowden's Father Gets Russian Visa To Visit Son
Lou Snowden, father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, said Sunday that he has secured documents to visit his son in Russia, where he has been granted asylum. Read more...
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given one year temporary political asylum in Russia. Snowden has reportedly already left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month. On Wednesday, The Guardian newspaper revealed details about another secret NSA program based on leaked documents provided by Snowden. Read more...

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The early debate around a key provision wasn't about anything like mass collection of phone records. Read more...
In May 2006, USA Today reported that the National Security Agency, under then-CIA Nominee Gen. Michael Hayden's leadership, had, since 9/11, secretly collected tens of millions of phone call records from the nation's three largest telephone companies -- Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth. Jeffrey Brown held this conversation on May 12, 2006 about the government's alleged data collection program. Read more...