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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2013

Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

By Eyder Peralta

National Security Agency

The National Security Agency has the keys to most Internet encryption methods and it has gotten them by using supercomputers to break them and by enlisting the help of private IT companies, The New York Times and The Guardian are reporting.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 05, 2013

NSA’s Reach Leads To Calls For Updated Eavesdropping Laws

By Tom Bowman

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National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.

The continuing leak of classified information by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has renewed a debate about the U.S. government's power to reach secretly into the personal lives of its citizens.




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.





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