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Edward Snowden comes forward as source of NSA leaks
www.washingtonpost.com-June 10, 2013
A 29-year-old man who says he is a former undercover CIA employee said Sunday that he was the principal source of recent disclosures about ­top-secret National Security Agency programs, exposing himself to possible prosecution in an acknowledgment that had little if any precedent in the long history of U.S. intelligence leaks.
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NSA whistle-blower who sought to 'inform the public' in surveillance leak faces jail
www.foxnews.com-June 10, 2013
The source of the bombshell leaks about the U.S. government gathering information on billions of phone calls and Internet activities risks decades in jail for the disclosures if the U.S. can extradite him from Hong Kong, where he says he has taken refuge after saying his sole motive was to “inform the public.”
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Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations
www.guardian.co.uk-June 10, 2013
The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.
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Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge
www.washingtonpost.com-June 07, 2013
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
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U.S. Confirms That It Gathers Online Data Overseas
www.nytimes.com-June 07, 2013
The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night.
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Obama administration defends 2nd mass surveillance project
www.foxnews.com-June 07, 2013
The Obama administration found itself defending -- and beginning to explain -- yet another surveillance effort after leaked documents revealed information about two secret National Security Agency intelligence-gathering programs.
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Patriot Act clears House, Senate
www.politico.com-May 26, 2011
Capping a week of political bickering and parliamentary delays, the House joined the Senate on Thursday to approve a four-year extension of key provisions of the Patriot Act that are set to expire at midnight.
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Harry Reid pushes forward on Patriot Act
www.politico.com-May 25, 2011
Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday used a procedural move to circumvent Sen. Rand Paul’s efforts to offer amendments to a bill granting a four-year extension of expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.
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Obama signs temporary extension of Patriot Act
www.washingtonpost.com-February 25, 2011
President Barack Obama has signed a three-month extension of key surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act.
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Fine-tuning the Patriot Act
www.latimes.com-February 11, 2011
An important message was sent Tuesday when the House failed to extend three provisions of the Patriot Act. It's not that the extension won't ultimately be approved; it was brought up Tuesday under special rules requiring a two-thirds majority, but will most likely be approved next week by a simple majority. Much of the opposition to the extension, notably from freshman Republicans associated with the "tea party" movement, signaled a recognition that the law infringes on personal privacy.
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