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Ex-CIA Director Stansfield Turner dead at 94; served under Carter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stansfield Turner, a Navy admiral and Rhodes Scholar who was Director of Central Intelligence under President Jimmy Carter, died on Jan. 18 at home in Seattle, Washington. He was 94. His death was confirmed by his secretary, Pat Moynihan, who did not report the cause. Carter


Overnight Cybersecurity: House panel releases Fusion GPS testimony | Senate votes to extend NSA spy program | Russian hackers find new political targets

Greg Nash Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and


Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump's desk

After debate ended in a close cloture vote on Tuesday, the Senate has voted to pass a bill that will renew for another six years one of the NSA's most controversial practices. The bill, known as the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 or S. 139, provides for an extension of the U.S. governme


These 2 loopholes in the new spying bill help the U.S. spy on Americans

The Senate joined the House in passing a six-year renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, over the objections of civil libertarians who say the law makes it too easy to spy on Americans without a warrant, Politico reports. The law is mostly designed to allow warrantless


Congress demanded NSA spying reform. Instead, they let you down

House majority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (left), and Rep. Fred Upton (right), both of whom voted to pass the FISA reauthorization bill. (Image: file photo) For the first time in five years, since the Edward Snowden disclosures that exposed the NSA's mass surveillance powers and programs, lawmakers

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Congress Approves Six-Year Extension of Surveillance Law

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, used a procedural maneuver to prevent a vote on reform amendments that would have imposed far more sweeping warrant requirements on government surveillance.Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday voted to extend by six


U.S. Senate approves NSA surveillance program extension

The vote Thursday largely fell along party lines, but both Republican Senator Richard Burr, left, and Democratic counterpart Mark Warner, seen in an Oct. 4 photo, voted in favour of the extension. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew a critical foreign intelli


Invasive Warrantless Surveillance Bill Heads to White House for Trump's Signature

In a 65-34 vote on Thursday, the US Senate voted to reauthorize a controversial warrantless surveillance program intended to grant American spy agencies the authority to collect emails and phone records of foreigners abroad. As critics of the program point out, however, it also frequently results in


Senate votes to extend NSA's warrantless surveillance program

shutterstock Last week, the US House of Representatives voted to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a law that lets the National Security Agency monitor communications of non-US citizens living outside of the US. Today, the Senate has also voted in favor of renewing the


Senate passes controversial spying law that scoops up Americans' phone calls and emails without a warrant

The National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Maryland.Patrick Semansky/APThe Senate voted 65-34 on extending a controversial warrantless-surveillance program.President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure by the end of the week.Despite fierce opposition from a bipartisan


What Is FISA? Rand Paul And Others Debate Privacy And Surveillance

The Federalist Radio Hour interviews three individuals on the reauthorization of FISA and the impact on the privacy of American citizens. Ben Domenech discusses surveillance laws with Senator Rand Paul, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Julian Sanchez, and Jamil Jaffer, a former Bush administration offic


Senate Votes to Renew Surveillance Law

Senators agreed Thursday to reauthorize a controversial surveillance authority a day before its expiration, clearing a final hurdle on the turbulent path to the president's desk. Lawmakers voted 65-34 on a House bill that would re-authorize Title VII of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act (FIS


Smartphone Spying Op Targeted Thousands With Malware, Phishing

PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Whoops! A global spying operation possibly out of Lebanon has accidentally revealed itself thanks to an exposed server on the open internet. Security researchers from Lookout and


Senate reauthorizes surveillance act without bipartisan amendment by Daines, Tester

U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines Despite the bipartisan efforts of Montana's two U.S. senators and others in Congress, the Senate on Thursday reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines joined more than 40 other lawmakers representing both parties


Senate passes bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it did too little to safeguard the privacy of Americans


Senate renews surveillance law that collects email from an unknown number of Americans

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to renew for six years a surveillance program that collects the content of an unknown number of Americans' email, text messages, photos and other electronic communication without a warrant. The Senate voted 65-34 to renew the controversial law, known as Section


Rex Tillerson's staff printed Donald Trump's tweets out so he can read them

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has revealed he asks his staff to print out Donald Trump's tweets so he can read them, according to severalreports. Tillerson made the comments at a Stanford University talk on Wednesday, saying that by the time his staff hand him the printed tweets, early reactions


Senate votes to extend key FISA provision, sending bill to Trump's desk

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 1:46 PM EST The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 65-34 to reauthorize controversial foreign surveillance powers, sending the bill to President Trump's desk. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which was passed under former President George W. Bush


Former CIA Agent Arrested at JFK

PHOTO: An ex-CIA Agent is in deep trouble with his former employers over classified information. (photo via Pixabay) A former CIA agent was arrested at a New York City airport Monday and charged with illegally possessing government secrets. American Airlines Going Cashless at Miami Airport Volaris a


Senate votes to extend NSA spying program

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