National Security Agency (NSA)

2:42pm

Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 4:17 pm

The free email service Lavabit allowed users to send encrypted emails.
Lavabit

6:17am

Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Report: NSA Is Searching 'Vast Amounts' Of Americans' Emails

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 8:50 am

The National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.
Saul Loeb Getty Images

"The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans' e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials," The New York Times reported Thursday.

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7:28am

Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Cancels One-On-One Meeting With Putin

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 8:12 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama when they sat down together in June at a G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
Alexi Nikolsky EPA /LANDOV

President Obama has canceled a one-on-one September summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House says.

It's the most dramatic effect so far on U.S.-Russian relations in the wake of Russia's decision to grant "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden temporary asylum while he tries to get safe haven in some third country.

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10:55pm

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama To Leno: 'There Is No Spying On Americans'

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 9:01 am

President Obama jokes with Jay Leno during a commercial break at the taping of his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

President Obama defended the U.S. government's surveillance programs, telling NBC's Jay Leno on Tuesday that: "There is no spying on Americans."

"We don't have a domestic spying program," Obama said on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an email address that is connected to a terrorist attack. ... That information is useful."

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6:21am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Terror Threat Shakes Up NSA Debate, Unites Some Lawmakers

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 9:17 am

A checkpoint leading to the closed U.S. Embassy compound in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Saturday.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images

The Obama administration's weekend decision to close diplomatic posts from Central Asia through the Middle East and into North Africa has led to applause from "rattled lawmakers in both parties," The Washington Post writes.

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