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The NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley

The dolphin in the tuna net is us — our industry, our work, and the social fabric of our community.
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Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the National Security Agency’s broad collection of U.S. phone-customer data is lawful, dismissing a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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NetSuite Speeds Data-Center Rollout Amid NSA Spying

Cloud application vendor NetSuite Inc. is accelerating its construction of data centers in Europe as a result of the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping activities.

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Panel Seeks to Overhaul Spy Practices

A presidentially appointed panel reviewing U.S. surveillance programs is recommending a significant overhaul of both foreign and domestic spy practices that, if adopted, would amount to a major wing-clipping of the National Security Agency.

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Obama Tries to Ease Silicon Valley’s Concerns Over Spying

President Barack Obama, under fire from Silicon Valley over the government’s surveillance programs, met with technology executives Tuesday to try to ease their concerns about the National Security Agency’s spying operations.

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U.S. to Stick With Combined NSA, Cyber Command Posts

The Obama administration has decided to keep the current arrangement under which the NSA director also leads the military command.
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Presidential Task Force Recommends Overhaul of NSA Surveillance Tactics

A presidential task force has drafted recommendations that constitute a sweeping overhaul of the National Security Agency, according to people familiar with the recommendations.

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Spy Game: NSA Said to Snoop on World of Warcraft

With all the revelations from Edward Snowden’s cache of documents, one might be left wondering, “What’s left that the NSA hasn’t been monitoring?”

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Microsoft Compares NSA to “Advanced Persistent Threat”

Microsoft’s top lawyer compared the National Security Agency to elite hackers, and said the technology giant will encrypt customer information traveling between its data centers, according to a company blog post published Wednesday night.

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Obama Unaware as U.S. Spied on World Leaders: Officials

The National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a number of other world leaders after an internal Obama administration review started this summer revealed to the White House the existence of the operations, U.S. officials said.

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Wants New Data Rules

Obama Proposes Surveillance-Policy Overhaul

Anti-NSA Web Protest Planned for July 4

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Snowden

NSA Chief Defends Surveillance Programs

Snowden’s Claims Complicate U.S.-China Ties

How the NSA Could Get So Smart So Fast

NSA Director Says Programs Key to Stopping Attacks

How Google Transfers Data to NSA

Technology Emboldened the NSA

U.S. Collects Vast Data Trove

Modern Data Centers Fuel NSA’s Verizon Phone Spying

Disclosures Spotlight Tightrope for Phone Firms

Government Is Tracking Verizon Customers’ Records

Cheney’s Kindle and Other Politico/Gadget Pairings