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Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate effectively kills USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposed an end to NSA phone metadata collection   —  NSA spying bill stalls in Senate vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance a bill that would stop the National Security Agency …
Nov 18, 2014, 11:05 PMIn context
The Verge:
USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate   —  The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed.  The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA …
Nov 18, 2014, 8:40 PMIn context
Lucy Teitler / Motherboard:
Hackers are building and open-sourcing spy tools based on leaked NSA documents   —  Let's Play NSA!  The Hackers Open-Sourcing Top Secret Spy Tools  —  Last August, at Defcon, the hacker conference in Las Vegas, a boyish 40-year-old engineer and security researcher named Michael Ossmann stood …
Nov 18, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Dropbox, Evernote, Aol, LinkedIn, Twitter lend support to NSA Freedom Act in open letter to US Senate   —  Facebook, Google and Apple lobby for curb to NSA surveillance  —  A coalition of the biggest names in consumer technology have backed a US bill …
Nov 17, 2014, 2:35 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Harry Reid Moves For Senate Vote on NSA Reform   —  The Senate Majority Leader is hoping to move the bulk data collection bill before his party returns to the minority.  —  “That sunset could very easily touch off an ugly intra-party battle among both Democrats and Republicans,” said Harley Geiger …
Nov 13, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Former NSA lawyer: encrypting user data led to Blackberry's demise, cautions Apple and Google   —  Former NSA lawyer: the cyberwar is between tech firms and the US government  —  Stewart Baker said that Apple and Google could be restricting their business in markets like China and Russia by encrypting user data
Nov 5, 2014, 11:25 AMIn context
BuzzFeed:
NSA's director of SIGINT leaves position after reports of a potential conflict of interest   —  Exclusive: Shakeup At NSA After BuzzFeed News Reports On Potential Conflict Of Interest  —  Top National Security Agency official Teresa Shea is leaving her position after BuzzFeed News reported on her and her husband's financial interests.
Oct 24, 2014, 1:55 PMIn context
Reuters:
Keith Alexander terminates deal allowing sitting NSA CTO Patrick Dowd to work part-time at at IronNet Cybersecurity   —  Exclusive: Ex-spy chief's private firm ends deal with U.S. official  —  (Reuters) - Former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander has ended a deal …
Oct 21, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context
John Ribeiro / PC World:
NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use   —  Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices have been approved by the U.S. National Security Agency under a program of the agency to quickly deploy commercially available technologies.  —  The Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) …
Oct 21, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Reuters:
NSA's current CTO allowed to work 20 hours per week for former director Keith Alexander's cybersecurity startup   —  Exclusive: NSA reviewing deal between official, ex-spy agency head  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review of a senior official's part …
Oct 17, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context

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