House votes to end NSA phone-metadata bulk collection

NSA Bulk Phone Records Collection 'Likely Violates the Constitution': Judge

A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's controversial phone metadata collection is likely unconstitutional and has ordered an immediate stop to the program. Though the decision comes as the NSA's program, in its current form, is set to expire in weeks, the ruling sets an important precedent for privacy rights.

The Top Tech Stories of 2014 Shaping the Future of the Internet in the U.S.

This year, more than any in recent memory, we awoke to the realities of the problems and promise inherent in what has become our hyper-connected, 21st century lives.
NSA Headquarters

A Year Since Edward Snowden — Part 2

A year ago, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian published the first of what would become an avalanche of leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the U.S. National Security Agency and the modern world of digital surveillance and spying. Here are the five most important takeaways from a year that changed our perspective on our privacy in the digital age — part 2.
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Reporters Publishing NSA Revelations Win Highest U.S. Journalism Prize

The two foremost news organizations behind reports about the National Security Agency's cybersurveillance programs have won the top award for journalism. On Monday, The Washington Post and the U.S. branch of The Guardian were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism, for their reports based on ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaked documents.

Obama To Unveil NSA Reform Legislation, But Will Congress Act Anytime Soon?

President Obama is preparing to offer legislation to make good on his promise to reform the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. phone records, also known as metadata. Whether or not that legislation passes through Congress is yet to be seen.
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Obama Meets with Tech Executives Again, Discussing NSA After Zuckerberg's Public Criticism

President Obama met for a second time with top technology industry executives on Friday, discussing concerns over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and the possibility of reform.
Edward snowden at TED 2014

The NSA Roadshow Moves from SXSW to TED: This Time NSA Joined In

Google's Larry Page, Edward Snowden, and the NSA's Rick Ledgett all spoke at TED this week on the National Security Agency's surveillance. Here are the highlights.
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Creator Tim Berners-Lee Calls for Bill Of Rights for Internet On Web's 25th Birthday

Twenty-five years ago today, on March 12 1989, a British computer scientist working at CERN submitted a proposal for an information management system based on "hypertext" that would link people, computers, and documents in a connected "web" he called "Mesh." A year later he would rename it the World Wide Web - I think you've heard of it.
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Obama's NSA Limitations Approved, But NSA Collection Already Lower Than Expected

Just as a court has approved of two of President Obama's reforms to limit the use of phone records by the National Security Agency, a report has come out showing that the NSA's phone record collection has actually already been somewhat limited - simply due to being overwhelmed by information.
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board - Calls on Obama to End NSA Program

Federal Privacy Watchdog: NSA Metadata Collection Is Illegal and Should End

An independent federal watchdog agency has released its findings on the National Security Agency's bulk metadata collection program, calling it illegal and declaring that it should be closed down.
Barack Obama speaks on NSA reforms at department of Justice

Obama's NSA Reform: Electronic Frontier Foundation Levies Harsh ScoreCard

Internet rights advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation took the trouble to "score" President Obama's promises on reforming the National Security Agency's snooping practices.
Barack Obama speaks on NSA reforms at department of Justice

Obama's NSA Reforms: What's Changing And What's Not

After ex-contractor Edward Snowden's leaks sparked months of revelations about the National Security Agency's collection of U.S. phone records, as well as a breadth of other sweeping NSA surveillance programs, President Barack Obama spoke on Friday about changes he plans to make to the agency's mass data collection policies.
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