Government surveillance

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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December 15, 2017 - 11:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is pouring money into the creation of electronic surveillance systems along Tunisia's eastern border, designed to prevent extremists and migrants from slipping across into the country from neighboring Libya, a government spokesman said Friday. Tunisia stepped up security...
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December 12, 2017 - 5:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team, leaving a question mark over a dramatic release of material that exposed the global market for spy software and embarrassed intelligence figures around the world. A redacted...
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December 10, 2017 - 6:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic radicals is growing and becoming increasingly difficult to keep under surveillance as recruiting efforts move underground. Hans-Georg Maassen said in comments released Sunday that the number of adherents of...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional clock is running out as a handful of bills are batted around Capitol Hill to reauthorize a critical foreign intelligence collection program that expires in four weeks. The House intelligence committee on Friday passed the latest one 13-8. The vote split along...
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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., center, arrives for a Republican luncheon with President Donald Trump in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to reauthorize a key, widely used foreign surveillance law that is set to expire at the end of the year. The vote was 12-3 to advance the measure to the full Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 24, 2017 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to reauthorize a key, widely used foreign surveillance law that is set to expire at the end of the year. The vote was 12-3 to advance the measure to the full Senate. There is bipartisan support for the surveillance law, which allows...
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