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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Draft legislation from the White House, which has circulated among several congressional committees, would allow US to track and destroy domestic drones   —  The Trump administration is asking Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers to track, hack and destroy any type of drone …
May 24, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA halts “about the target” collection, which picked up Americans' messages to and from people overseas that mentioned foreigners targeted for surveillance   —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program …
Apr 28, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Chelsea Manning to be freed on May 17 rather than in 2045 after Obama commutes bulk of 35-year sentence   —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak …
Jan 17, 2017, 4:23 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
New rules allow National Security Agency to share raw intercepted communications with other 16 US intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections   —  WASHINGTON — In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency …
Jan 12, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
US government officially blames Russia for hacking DNC and a range of other institutions and prominent individuals to “interfere with the US election process”   —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails …
Oct 7, 2016, 7:18 PMIn context
New York Times:
Government official: Yahoo got FISA order to scan incoming email for terrorist digital signature, used existing spam filtering, no longer collecting this data   —  Yahoo was ordered last year to search incoming emails for the digital “signature” of a communications method used by a state-sponsored …
Oct 5, 2016, 4:29 PMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Sources: Obama administration set to permit NSA to share its raw surveillance information with other US intelligence agencies   —  Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting …
Feb 26, 2016, 6:25 AMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA report indicates Internet firms may only be turning over emails from foreign targets, not all data as earlier thought   —  N.S.A. Gets Less Web Data Than Believed, Report Suggests  —  WASHINGTON — A newly declassified report by the National Security Agency's inspector general suggests …
Feb 17, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
New documents show how NSA tapped networks abroad to replace its bulk email records program   —  File Says N.S.A. Found Way to Replace Email Program  —  WASHINGTON — When the National Security Agency's bulk collection of records about Americans' emails came to light in 2013 …
Nov 20, 2015, 1:50 AMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
FISA Court rules that 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong, NSA can temporarily resume bulk data collection for the next five months   —  Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday …
Jun 30, 2015, 4:15 PMIn context

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