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Snowden’s Father Chimes In About RUSSIA — FIND OUT WHAT HE SAID HERE

  The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington as the two nations spar over Moscow's decision to grant his son asylum. Lon Snowden's comments came on the day that President Barack Obama canceled a summit meeting with Putin planned for next month in retaliation for Russ ...

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Obama Cancels Meeting With Putin Because Of Snowden

  President Barack Obama has canceled a planned one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that had been scheduled for early September.   In a statement, the White House cited Russia's "disappointing" decision to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and "lack of progress on issues such as missile defense and arms control, trade and commercial relations, global security issues, a ...

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OFFICIAL — Obama Doesn’t Want To See Putin

  US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said. But Mr Obama will still attend the G20 economic talks in St Petersburg. A White House aide said Mr Snowden's asylum had deepened the pre-existing tension between the two countries. The Kremlin said it was disappoin ...

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NO WARRANT, NO PROBLEM — How the Government Can Get Your Digital Data

  The government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. Authorities can often obtain your emails and texts by going to Google or AT&T with a simple subpoena that doesn’t require showing pro ...

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FAQ: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW About The NSA’s Surveillance Programs

  There have been a lot of news stories about NSA surveillance programs following the leaks of secret documents by Edward Snowden. But it seems the more we read, the less clear things are. We've put together a detailed snapshot of what's known and what's been reported where. What information does the NSA collect and how? We don’t know all of the different types of information the NSA collects, but seve ...

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US Senate TRIED To Change SNOWDEN’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE

  A Web address linked to the U.S. Senate edited the Wikipedia entry for former government contractor Edward Snowden on Friday, changing the description of Snowden to "American traitor" from "American dissident." The edit was quickly rejected after an editor on the online encyclopedia determined that it violated the website's standards, which strive to reflect "a neutral point of view," according to Wi ...

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SHOCKER — NSA USED SPYING TOOLS To Bust Americans For DRUGS

  Reuters has animportant scoop on the use and concealment of anti-terrorism data intelligence on Americans involved with disfavored intoxicants: A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Ameri ...

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NSA PAYING BRITS To VIOLATE U.S. Constitution

  In the United States, the Bill of Rights protects Americans from governmental invasions of privacy. And while the National Security Agency has used the terrorist boogeyman to eviscerate many of the privacy protections, there are, believe it or not, still some limitations on the lengths the agency can go to spy on Americans. So what’s a nosy NSA desk jockey to do when he can’t intrude quite as much as ...

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FEDS Going After TOR NETWORK

  Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network. The malware showed up Sunday morning on multiple websites hosted by the anonymous hosting company Freedom Hosting. That would normally be considered a blatantly criminal “drive-by” hack attack, but n ...

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NSA SECRETLY FEEDING Spy Intel to Police for PETTY CRIMES

An exclusive investigative report by Reuters appears to confirm fears held by critics that the vast network of surveillance programs maintained by the National Security Agency is being used not only for countering international terrorism, but also for targeting common criminals within the U.S. Though NSA officials and their backers have repeatedly said that the spy programs are designed to "keep America saf ...

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