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Snowden Says He Wishes He Had Leaked NSA Documents Sooner

Edward Snowden

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says he wishes he had come forward sooner with documents exposing the agency's surveillance program. In a Reddit ask-me-anything interview Monday, Snowden said that's the one thing he would do differently in 2013 when he revealed NSA practices. "I would have come forward sooner," he said. "Had I come forward a... more

Did NSA Plant Spyware in Computers Around World?

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

SAN FRANCISCO — Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world? A new report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said its researchers identified a new family of malicious programs or worms that infected... more

Some in NSA Warned of a Backlash

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

WASHINGTON — Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say. The NSA took the concerns seriously, and... more

NSA Director: China Can Damage US Power Grid

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WASHINGTON –  The head of the NSA issued a blunt warning Thursday to lawmakers: China can shut down the United States. The grim forecast came from Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S .Cyber Command. Rogers said he believed China along with "one or two" other countries had the capabi... more

NSA Surveillance Limits: The Focus Turns to Courts

Edward Snowden

WASHINGTON — While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government surveillance powers. Three appeals courts are hearing lawsuits against the bulk phone records program, creating the potential f... more

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