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APR 22, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress considers whether to extend a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates fear there are still too many unknowns about government surveillance to allow for a comprehensive public understanding. The government has released reams of once-classified documents following the 2013 disclosures of the National Security Agency's surveillance efforts.

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APR 22, 2015 - Roll Call

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Leahy Slams McConnell Push to Extend NSA Surveillance Authority

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy vowed to block efforts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to extend authorization to collect phone and other records of Americans in bulk through 2020.

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APR 14, 2015 - Foreign Affairs

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The Good News About Spying

Obama, the NSA, and the Future of Intelligence April 13, 2015 Timothy H. Edgar Summary:  Since 2013, when Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA had been spying on private communications on a mass scale, U.S. President Barack Obama has faced pressure to tighten privacy laws. The administration has made more progress than many think. In 2013, the world was outraged ...

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APR 08, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate creating secret encyclopedia of US spy programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection. Sen. Dianne Feinstein launched the review in October 2013, after a leak by former National Security Agency systems administrator Edward Snowden disclosed that the NSA had been eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela ...

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APR 08, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Secrecy, surveillance threaten democracy, says Greenwald

The university invited the lawyer-turned-journalist, known for his work on an award-winning series in British newspaper The Guardian that detailed global surveillance programs, to speak during a week devoted to exploring surveillance by the U.S. government. Students, professors, alumni and even a blogger from Idaho packed the school's Dumke Auditorium on Tuesday to hear Greenwald discuss his meetings with Snowden ...

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