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Stories with subject: Government surveillance
  • Report: Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International.

  • Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

  • Ex- Salt Lake City mayor sues NSA over Olympics surveillance 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 4:32 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former mayor of Salt Lake City has sued the National Security Agency over what he calls a mass warrantless surveillance program monitoring texts, emails and phone calls during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

  • Report: Documents reveal details behind AT&T-NSA partnership 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 6:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Under a decades-old program with the government, telecom giant AT&T in 2003 led the way on a new collection capability that the National Security Agency said amounted to a "'live' presence on the global net" and would forward 400 billion Internet metadata records in one of its first months of operation, The New York Times reported.

  • NY man gets 16-year sentence for trying to support jihadists 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 9:46 pm

    NEW YORK - For the second time, an Albanian man living in New York was been sentenced to prison after admitting he tried to support terrorists in Pakistan.

  • Correction: Ecuador-Hacking The Opposition story story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 3:35 pm

    LIMA, Peru - In a story Aug. 6 about Ecuador and digital surveillance, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of electronic devices infected by the government's spy agency with a company's software, based on a computer screenshot. The screenshot shows 13 devices were either infected or targeted for infection, not that 13 were infected. 

  • Federal agents install video surveillance cameras in Seattle 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 6:55 pm

    SEATTLE - Federal agents have installed video surveillance cameras in Seattle's Central District.

  • Records: Plane linked to FBI program flies over Dearborn 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 3:31 pm

    DEARBORN, Michigan - Records show a small plane linked to an FBI surveillance program has flown several times over the Detroit area, including two flights last weekend.