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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks as Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan (R) listens while making personnel announcements during an event in the East Room at the White House, on January 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama has …

Three Major Ways John Brennan Fueled the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory

TEL AVIV — President Trump has taken to twitter to share quotes strongly criticizing Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan for undermining faith in the U.S. intelligence community and for Brennan’s alleged role in fueling the anti-Trump dossier that spread unsubstantiated, conspiratorial claims of collusion with Russia.

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Senators Push Bill Requiring Warrant for U.S. Data Under Spy Law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of at least 10 U.S. senators plans to introduce on Tuesday legislation that would substantially reform aspects of the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, according to congressional aides.

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Report: Russian Hackers Stole U.S. Cyber Secrets from NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers allegedly working for the Kremlin stole details about how the U.S. infiltrates foreign networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor took the classified material home and put it on a personal computer, according to a news report published Thursday.

Protesters in midtown Manhattan in New York demonstrate against the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans' telephone records on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The NSA has ended its warrantless broad surveillance program as required by law and will be replacing it with a more targeted program. (Photo by Richard Levine/Corbis …

ACLU Uncovers Memos Showing Obama Admin’s Spying Violated Civil Liberties

The American Civil Liberties Union has uncovered memos that show the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI “violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts,” as reported by The Hill on Tuesday.

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NSA Creates GitHub Account To Share Projects

The National Security Agency has recently joined the code-sharing site, GitHub, uploading many of their projects as open-source to share with programmers across the world. This is the latest step in the trend of the NSA, a usually secretive organization, opening itself up to society at large.

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Total Vetting Fail: Left-Wing Snowden Fan Girl Reality Winner Gets Access to Our NSA Secrets

It reads like something out of a screwball comedy: a far-left activist named “Reality Leigh Winner” somehow received clearance to work for the National Security Agency, which she allegedly proceeded to rob of classified material in the name of the kookburger anti-Trump “Resistance.” In the post-Edward Snowden era, how does someone like this get anywhere near sensitive data?

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the East Room at the White House August 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later this evening President Obama will host a State Dinner for Prime Minister Loong and his wife Ho Ching. …

Court Criticizes Obama Admin for Illegal Spying on U.S. Citizens

Intelligence agencies violated the constitutional rights of American citizens through illegal surveillance during the Obama administration, recently declassified documents from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) show.

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U.S, Appeals Court Rules Wikipedia Can Pursue NSA Surveillance Lawsuit

(Reuters) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people’s privacy rights.

The wave of cyberattacks has caused havoc in 150 countries

Top 15 Things to Know About the ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Hacker Attack

The impact of the WannaCry virus attack has been limited in the United States so far, although security analysts fear that could change in the coming days. The virus has been running wild across Europe and Asia, inflicting an untold amount of financial damage and putting lives in danger, since one of the biggest targets was Britain’s National Health System. Following are 15 important facts about WannaCry, including tips on how to protect vulnerable systems.

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Global ‘Ransomware’ Attack Believed to Be Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools

(Reuters) — A huge cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain’s health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said.