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Report: NSA Eyed Preset Strikes in Cyberattacks

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WASHINGTON  — The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according to a new report based on interviews with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The program, codena... more

Snowden: I'd Go to Prison for 'Right Purpose'

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden may be staying in Russia for the time being, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't come back to the U.S. -- even if if meant jail time. In a wide-ranging interview with Wired, the NSA leaker living as a fugitive in Moscow described himself as a patriot, but one unwilling to hand himself over without a reason. "I told the government ... more

Lawyer: Snowden Can Stay 3 More Years in Russia

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MOSCOW — Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that expired on Aug. 1. His lawyer, An... more

US Fears New Intel Leaker After Snowden

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The United States government has concluded that a new leaker has been supplying members of the media with classified documents, CNN reported on Tuesday. Earlier that day, The Intercept published a new article based off of disclosures provided to them by an unnamed source pertaining to the U.S. government's use of watchlists to monitor known and... more

House Backs Limits on Government Spying

Photo shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON — House libertarians and liberals banded together for a surprise win in their fight against the secretive National Security Agency, securing support for new curbs on government spying a year after leaker Edward Snowden's disclosures about the bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records. The Republican-led House voted 293-... more

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