Government surveillance

File-This Dec. 15, 2016, file photo shows Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. speaking with reporters after meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. The purported Russian activity involves the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, a reference to a secret congressional report...
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FILE - This Feb. 4, 1979 file photo shows CIA Director Stansfield Turner. Stansfield A. Turner, who as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter oversaw reforms at the agency in the wake of the scandal uncovered by the Church Committee, has died. He was 94. Turner’s secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner died on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at his home in Seattle but Moynihan did not disclose the cause. (AP Photo/File)
January 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94. Turner's secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill renewing a critical foreign intelligence collection program has cleared the Senate. The vote Thursday was 65-34 to reauthorize a program dubbed the "holy grail" because it lets U.S. spy agencies conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad. The House has already passed...
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January 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle. The Senate voted 60-38 to limit debate on the six-year reauthorization of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 12, 2018 - 12:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers in the House have renewed a key spying law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance. President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about the law threw the House into temporary disarray for a while...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House and reauthorization of a key foreign intelligence collection program (all times local): 4 p.m. The House has passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting that a key program to collect foreign intelligence could have been used to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign. That's despite his administration expressing support for renewing the program. Trump tweeted about the program Thursday. He was...
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December 23, 2017 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former National Security Agency contractor who exposed U.S. government surveillance programs by disclosing classified material in 2013 has a new job: app developer. Edward Snowden in a video message Friday unveiled a new phone app he helped create, called Haven, that aims to...
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December 21, 2017 - 11:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top intelligence and law enforcement officials say the "country will be less secure" if Congress fails to extend a foreign intelligence program that's set to expire Dec. 31. The officials say in a rare joint statement that lawmakers risk creating an intelligence gap...
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December 20, 2017 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A libertarian-leaning Republican senator threatened on Wednesday to oppose and, if necessary, block passage of House legislation to reauthorize a soon-to-expire foreign intelligence collection program. The warning from Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky comes as Congress is trying to find...
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