World 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. America's spying efforts ...

World 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 officials ...

'Help us defend the country:' NSA chief

Business / Tech 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 the ...

World | FOCUS 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 U.S. ...

World Jul 2, 2013

Surveillance court judge defends role

Recent leaks of classified documents have pointed to the role of a special court in enabling the government's secret surveillance programs, but members of the court are chafing at the suggestion that they were collaborating with the executive branch. A classified 2009 draft report by ...

World Jun 28, 2013

Snowden had contempt for leakers

When he was working in the intelligence community in 2009, Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency contractor who passed top-secret documents to journalists, appears to have had nothing but disdain for those who leaked classified information, the newspapers that printed their revelations and ...

U.S. probes if China played role in Snowden leaks; fugitive not on Cuba flight

World Jun 25, 2013

U.S. probes if China played role in Snowden leaks; fugitive not on Cuba flight

U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating whether Edward Snowden's leaks may be a Chinese intelligence operation or whether China might have used his concerns about U.S. surveillance practices to exploit him, according to four American officials. The officials emphasized there's no hard evidence yet that Snowden ...