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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 07, 2013

‘Nobody Is Listening To Your Telephone Calls,’ Obama Says

By Mark Memmott

President Obama

In his most extensive comments so far on the revelations this week about the electronic data that the nation's spy agencies are collecting, President Obama told the American people Friday that "nobody is listening to your telephone calls."


AP - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

AG: Won’t Prosecute Reporters for Doing Their Jobs

By The Associated Press

 Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., center, flanked by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.

Attorney General Eric Holder has denied the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2013

NSA Reportedly Mines Servers of U.S. Internet Firms for Data

By Bill Chappell

The National Security Agency's website

For six years, the National Security Agency has been able to pluck data — including e-mails, videos, pictures, and connection logs — from the main servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other leading U.S. tech companies, according to reports by The Washington Post and The Guardian.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2013

States Look to Limit Domestic Drones Amid Privacy, Safety Concerns

By Sean Powers

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Drones have been a controversial military weapon in the last decade. Just last week, President Obama set tighter standards and oversight over their use.





Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2013

DePaul Study Calls for End to FAA Electronics Ban

By Lauren Chooljian

More and more airline travelers have their eyes and fingers glued to tablets and e-readers, according to a study released Wednesday from DePaul University, leading authors of the research to call for an end to the ban on electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.


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