National Security Agency (NSA)

3:09am

Tue June 10, 2014
All Tech Considered

Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 12:55 pm

If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out about you?
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If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would he find out about you?

It's been just over a year since Edward Snowden became a household name, and his disclosures about the reach and extent of the National Security Agency's online monitoring programs led to headlines around the world.

But one big, basic question remains more or less unanswered: What exactly does the NSA's surveillance reveal?

To try to answer that question, I had my home office bugged.

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2:44pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Politics

Senator Udall Backs President Obama's NSA Changes

Colorado Senator Mark Udall.
U.S. Senate

Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is praising President Obama’s plan to end the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection of American’s phone records. The plan would keep phone records in the hands of private telephone companies and require a court order to access specific records.

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6:39am

Mon March 10, 2014
All Tech Considered

SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing

Originally published on Mon March 10, 2014 7:59 am

SXSW Interactive Festival attendees crowd the Austin Convention Center at the 2013 event. The festival's typically sprawling range of topics this year took a turn toward online privacy and surveillance implications.
Jack Plunkett AP

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will speak via videoconference to the attendees of South by Southwest Interactive later this morning, and you can bet a much wider audience than just those here in Austin will be watching.

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10:35am

Fri January 17, 2014
Politics

Obama Calls For Limits On NSA's Collection Of Phone Data

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 12:20 pm

President Obama speaks about the National Security Agency and intelligence agencies surveillance techniques during a speech Friday at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

(This post was most recently updated at 1:30 p.m. ET.)

Saying that "critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives," President Obama said Friday that he wants the National Security Agency to stop holding on to massive amounts of "metadata" about the phone calls and electronic communications of millions of people around the world.

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8:30am

Fri January 17, 2014
Politics

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama Speaks On NSA Programs

Screencap of the President speaking on the NSA from the Department of Justice, Jan. 17. 2014.
White House Youtube.com

Speaking from the Department of Justice, President Obama announced the results of the administration's review of U.S. electronic intelligence gathering.

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