Sep 25, 2013

Rousseff slams U.S. over snooping

United Nations THE WASHINGTON POST Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday delivered a stinging rebuke of electronic espionage by the U.S. National Security Agency, telling the U.N. General Assembly that American eavesdropping constitutes “a breach of international law and an affront” to Brazil’s sovereignty. ...

Sep 12, 2013

NSA reportedly sharing data about U.S. citizens with Israel

The U.S. National Security Agency shares raw surveillance data with Israel without first removing information about American citizens, according to a document leaked to The Guardian newspaper by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. The arrangement is described in a memorandum between the two countries ...

Sep 11, 2013

NSA brazenly broke privacy rules for years

The U.S. National Security Agency for almost three years searched a massive database of Americans’ phone call records in an attempt to identify potential terrorists, in violation of court-approved privacy rules, and the problem went unfixed because no one at the agency had a ...

Rousseff accuses U.S. of spying for economic gain

Sep 10, 2013

Rousseff accuses U.S. of spying for economic gain

President Dilma Rousseff on Monday accused the United States of spying on oil giant Petrobras for its own “economic and strategic” reasons — not for national security. The latest allegations of online snooping by the National Security Agency emerged Sunday night in a Globo ...

Aug 22, 2013

NSA email collection violated law: court

For several years, the National Security Agency unlawfully gathered tens of thousands of emails and other electronic communications between Americans as part of a now-revised collection method, according to a 2011 secret court opinion. The redacted 85-page opinion, which was declassified by U.S. intelligence ...

'Help us defend the country:' NSA chief

Aug 1, 2013

'Help us defend the country:' NSA chief

It doesn’t get much stranger than this, even in Vegas. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, stood in front of a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday, selling the idea of government surveillance programs. His audience? More than 3,000 cybersecurity specialists, including some of ...

Skepticism of phone program deepens after U.S. releases secret NSA order

Aug 1, 2013

Skepticism of phone program deepens after U.S. releases secret NSA order

White House officials on Wednesday faced deepening political skepticism over a far-reaching counterterrorism program that collects millions of Americans’ phone records, even as they released newly declassified documents in an attempt to spotlight privacy safeguards. The previously secret material — a court order and ...

| Jul 18, 2013

Germans direct NSA ire at Merkel

by Michael Birnbaum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in a society where the government kept a Big Brother eye on its citizens. Now, critics say, she has assented to similar practices — this time coming from the U.S., not East Germany’s fearsome secret police. Revelations about ...

Jul 9, 2013

U.S., EU open tough talks on trade, spying

Landmark U.S.-EU trade talks opened in Washington on Monday as the two sides also discussed U.S. spying activities that infuriated Europeans and threatened to hold up what could be the world’s largest free trade deal. In the wake of disclosures that the United States ...

Germans 'in bed' with NSA; Brazil targeted

Jul 8, 2013

Germans 'in bed' with NSA; Brazil targeted

New reports emerged Sunday of U.S. spying efforts around the world as fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden remained holed up in a Russian airport seeking an escape route to Latin America. Snowden remained hidden in a Moscow airport transit zone for the 15th day ...