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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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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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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.

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U.S. Says Iran Hacked Navy Computers

U.S. officials said Iran hacked unclassified Navy computers in recent weeks in an escalation of Iranian cyber intrusions that target the U.S. military.

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Annual U.S. Cyber Crime Costs Estimated at $100 Billion

The cost of cyber espionage and cyber crime to the U.S. may reach $100 billion each year, according to a study to be released Monday, casting doubt on earlier estimates that the costs were as much as 10 times higher.

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U.S., Firms Draw a Bead on Chinese Cyber Spies

The U.S. government gave American Internet providers addresses linked to suspected Chinese hackers earlier this year as part of a previously undisclosed effort aimed at blocking cyber spying, current and former U.S. officials said.

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Secret Court’s Redefinition of “Relevant” Empowered Vast NSA Data-Gathering

The National Security Agency’s ability to gather phone data on millions of Americans hinges on a secret court ruling that redefined a single word: “relevant.”

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NSA Chief Defends Surveillance Programs

The head of the National Security Agency came out swinging Tuesday, saying today’s sweeping surveillance programs might have prevented the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as he and other officials emphasized that their intelligence-gathering programs are subject to broad oversight.

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Technology Emboldened the NSA

Key advances in computing and software in recent years opened the door for the National Security Agency to analyze far larger volumes of phone, Internet and financial data to search for terrorist attacks, paving the way for the programs now generating controversy.