Jun 30, 2015

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on top French finance officers

WikiLeaks released documents Monday night that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids for over a decade, in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn’t immediately respond ...

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

Jun 24, 2015

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

France summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday following revelations by WikiLeaks that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the past three French presidents. In the wake of what French President Francois Hollande described as an “unacceptable” security breach, Jane ...

| Jun 4, 2015

U.S. spying under spotlight with new surveillance law

The surveillance law enacted this week stands as the most significant curb on the U.S. government’s investigative authorities since the 1970s. But it is practically inconsequential in the universe of the National Security Agency’s vast digital spying operations, a technical overhaul of a marginal ...

Jun 3, 2015

Edward Snowden hails curbing of U.S. spying powers as 'historic'

Fugitive former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday hailed as “historic” efforts to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, while urging campaigners to go further. The United States Senate passed landmark legislation that limits the powers of the National Security Agency, ...

NSA surveillance powers lapse after no deal in Senate

Jun 1, 2015

NSA surveillance powers lapse after no deal in Senate

Three U.S. spy programs aimed at stopping terrorists expired early Monday amid a standoff among Senate Republicans over legislation to renew them. For the first time since soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, intelligence and law enforcement agencies can’t initiate the use ...

Controversial post-9/11 surveillance laws set to expire

| May 31, 2015

Controversial post-9/11 surveillance laws set to expire

by Ken Dilanian

Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday. Obama administration officials say their expiration will make Americans less secure. But civil liberties activists counter by saying ...

May 23, 2015

Senate blocks bill that would end U.S. bulk data collection

The U.S. Senate rejected legislation early Saturday aimed at reforming National Security Agency intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The House of Representatives passed the measure overwhelmingly last week, with ...