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# NATIONAL Security Agency

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The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
A US appeals court made the judgement today.
One dead after attack by two men "disguised as women" on NSA headquarters
One person was shot dead after driving an SUV into the agency’s building.
US Bill introduced to end NSA's bulk collection of phone records
If enacted, the legislation would be the most significant change in the wake of Edward Snowden’s information leaks.
Edward Snowden declares "mission accomplished" on leaks
The former NSA contractor has given his first in-person interview since arriving in Russia in June.
Google boss says US data spying "outrageous" and potentially illegal
Eric Schmidt was responding to reports that the US government spied on the company’s data centres.
Tánaiste on NSA spying: 'Friends don’t bug each other's telephones'
Eamon Gilmore has said that the government does not have any information that the US carried out surveillance on its activities.
Taoiseach: Snowden has sought asylum in Ireland, but his application is invalid
Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that the fugitive former NSA employee has written to the Irish embassy in Moscow but this is not sufficient for an asylum application to be considered.
Ed Snowden applies for asylum in Russia, Putin: He can stay if he stops leaking
A Russian official has confirmed to AFP that the US whistleblower and fugitive has applied for political asylum.
Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'
Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.
US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow
The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.
Former US spy Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong bound for Russia
Snowden’s latest revelations show the NSA was hacking Chinese mobile phone companies to gather data from millions of text messages.
US whistleblower Snowden charged with espionage for leaking secret documents
The former government contractor revealed that the NSA collects Americans’ phone records and internet data from US companies.
US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months
The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.
Sales of George Orwell's '1984' up 6,000% since US surveillance scandal
The disclosure of the American authorities’ surveillance programmes has led to a spike in the novel that has become synonymous with government overreach.
Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers
Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.
You're fired: US surveillance whistleblower sacked by his employer
Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed in a statement that Edward Snowden’s employment with them had been “terminated”.
British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'
William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.
This is the man responsible for one of the biggest leaks in US history
Edward Snowden, 29, has been working at the National Security Agency for the past four years and has revealed himself after disclosing America’s vast, secret programme to monitor internet users.
UK has had access to US's secret data for three years - report
The Guardian says Britain’s GCHQ surveillance agency has been able to access data harvested by the US’s ‘PRISM’ system.
George W. Obama? Here's how the HuffPo is covering the US surveillance scandal
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Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government
The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.
Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring
The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.