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Topic: NSA

Former NSA director opposes iOS backdoor, but leans towards FBI in iPhone unlock debate

02/22/2016, 02:02 pm

On Monday, a former director of the U.S. National Security Agency -- Michael Hayden -- took a middleground stance on the Apple/FBI encryption debate, supporting the FBI in the short term while opposing a universal backdoor in devices.

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AT&T CEO says US encryption policy is up to Congress, not Apple

01/21/2016, 05:01 pm

US government policies on device encryption should be decided by the public and Congress, not companies like Apple, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in an interview at the World Economic Forum being held this week in Davos, Switzerland.

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Appeals court refuses immediate ban on NSA metadata collection, allows phase-out to continue

10/29/2015, 12:10 pm

The National Security Agency's collection of phone metadata will be allowed to continue during the 180-day wind-down period authorized by Congress in June, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday.

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Documents show NSA, GCHQ launched attacks against anti-virus software makers

06/22/2015, 06:06 pm

The U.S. National Security Agency and its British equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters, have both been launching attacks against security software in order to track individuals and break into networks, a report said on Monday.

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Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA surveillance powers

06/02/2015, 05:06 pm

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.

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National Security Agency's bulk phone metadata collection program to sunset on June 1

05/25/2015, 10:05 am

The Obama administration has decided not to ask a secret court for a 90-day extension of Section 215 in the Patriot Act, effectively putting end to the authorized bulk collection of U.S. phone metadata by the National Security Agency.

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Appeals court deals blow to NSA bulk data program, but collection continues

05/07/2015, 11:05 am

The National Security Agency's controversial metadata collection program --which indiscriminately siphons up billions of phone records -- was not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, though the court stopped short of ordering the program to be suspended.

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