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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 17, 2014

Obama Calls For End To NSA Holding On To Call Data

By Mark Memmott

Saying that "critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives," President Obama said Friday that he wants the National Security Agency to stop holding on to massive amounts of "metadata" about the phone calls and electronic communications of millions around the world.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - December 31, 2013

Report Details NSA’s Alleged High-Tech Tricks For Snaring Data

By Bill Chappell

Intercepted packages. Custom-made cables that steal data. Towers that mimic a commercial cellphone network. Those are a few of the tricks used by elite units of the National Security Agency to monitor potential threats, according to Germany's Der Spiegel. The magazine published those revelations Sunday and Monday, detailing what it calls a catalog of the NSA's high-tech spying products and methods.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - December 27, 2013

Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

By Krishnadev Calamur

A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of the telephone records of millions of Americans is legal — less than two weeks after another federal judge ruled that the program violated the Constitution.






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