Particularly troubling, there’s no indication NSA or GCHQ believe they need warrants to exercise their monopoly on hacks against their own citizens.
PCLOB (Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board) will release a report on the phone dragnet today calling the program illegal.
The NSA has not yet directly responded to a letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders asking if members of Congress were part of its dragnet. The agency, however, did not rule it out in a statement to journalists.
The effort to build “a cryptologically useful quantum computer” -- a machine exponentially faster than classical computers-- is part of a $79.7 million research program called “Penetrating Hard Targets.”
On Sunday, the German publication Der Spiegel revealed new details about secretive hacking—a secretive hacking unit inside the NSA called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO.
A federal judge ruled today that the NSA phone program appears to run afoul of the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.
According to reports, agents infiltrated 'World of Warcraft' and 'Second Life,' looking to stop terrorist attacks.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took members of Congress who voted for the Patriot Act to task for having the nerve to pretend they are now shocked at the activities going on at the NSA.
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.
The U.S. government has never publicly acknowledged killing Hassan Ghul, identified as an Al Qaeda operative and close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Documents provided to the Washington Post by Edward Snowden confirm that he died in October 2012, along with revelations of the NSA’s involvement in the targeted killing program.
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