News tagged with national intelligence

US spy chief: Plot against Wall Street foiled

The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare ...

Jun 18, 2013
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China paper hits out at US surveillance programme

China's official army newspaper on Sunday branded the United States Internet surveillance programme exposed by former spy Edward Snowden as "frightening", and accused the US of being a "habitual offender" ...

Jun 16, 2013
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Current, former officials back secret surveillance

Current and former top U.S. officials on Sunday defended the government's collection of phone and Internet data following new revelations about the secret surveillance programs, saying the operations were ...

Jun 16, 2013
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Snowden's life surrounded by spycraft (Update)

In the suburbs edged by woods midway between Baltimore and Washington, residents long joked that the government spy shop next door was so ultra-secretive its initials stood for "No Such Agency." But when ...

Jun 15, 2013
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Web giants get broader surveillance revelations

Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said Friday night that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations ...

Jun 15, 2013
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US spy programs raise ire both home and abroad

The Obama administration faced fresh anger Monday at home and abroad over U.S. spy programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of thwarting terrorist threats. But a senior ...

Jun 11, 2013
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NSA: The finder and keeper of countless US secrets

An email, a telephone call or even the murmur of a conversation captured by the vibration of a window—they're all part of the data that can be swept up by the sophisticated machinery of the National Security ...

Jun 09, 2013
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US intelligence chief backs Internet spy program

The top U.S. intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under strict supervision of a secret court and cannot ...

Jun 09, 2013
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Google, Facebook condemn online spying

Google chief Larry Page and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg condemned online spying Friday and called for governments to be more revealing about snooping on the Internet.

Jun 08, 2013
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