NSA http://kut.org en Obama Meets Internet CEOs To Discuss Privacy Issues http://kut.org/post/obama-meets-internet-ceos-discuss-privacy-issues Leaders of high-tech companies, including Google and Facebook, descended on the White House Friday for a meeting with President Obama on the subject of privacy. The meeting itself was private. But aides say Obama wanted to hear from the CEOs about their concerns with the government's high-tech surveillance.<p>High-tech CEOs are not the obvious messengers to be delivering a privacy lecture to the government. After all, they make their money by scanning customers' emails and tracking their movements, all with the goal of serving up more targeted ads. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:28:52 +0000 Scott Horsley 10017 at http://kut.org Obama Meets Internet CEOs To Discuss Privacy Issues Edward Snowden Tells SXSW He'd Leak Those Secrets Again http://kut.org/post/live-edward-snowden-speaks-sxsw <a href="http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=Two-Way+%22Edward+Snowden%22" target="_blank">Edward Snowden</a>, the former National Security Agency contractor who has leaked large amounts of classified information about the agency's electronic surveillance programs, spoke via video to a sympathetic audience at South By Southwest Interactive on Monday.<p>Snowden, who is wanted for prosecution in the U.S., was in Russia, where he's been given temporary asylum. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:49:27 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9930 at http://kut.org Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize http://kut.org/post/edward-snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-prize Saying Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:29:19 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 9673 at http://kut.org Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize Snowden Says Allegations He Received Russian Help Are 'Absurd' http://kut.org/post/snowden-says-allegations-he-received-russian-help-are-absurd Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says that when he leaked classified documents about some of the United States' most sensitive surveillance programs, he did so alone and without any help.<p><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/01/snowden-calls-russian-spy-story-absurd.html">In an interview with <em>The New Yorker</em></a>, Snowden called whispers that he received help from Russia's security service "absurd."<p>He told the magazine that he "clearly and unambiguously acted alone, with no assistance from anyone, much less a government." He continued, "It won't stick. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:10:30 +0000 9614 at http://kut.org Snowden Says Allegations He Received Russian Help Are 'Absurd' Watch: Obama's NSA Reform Announcement http://kut.org/post/watch-obamas-nsa-reform-announcement <p>Obama is expected to announce changes to the&nbsp;NSA&nbsp;after revelations of a massive domestic surveillance program on<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;US citizens and others around the globe. Obama's been fielding critics since the first of former&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NSA</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;contractor Edward&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Snowden's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;leaks last June.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You can watch&nbsp;livestream&nbsp;of the announcement below:&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:16:55 +0000 Andrew Weber 9581 at http://kut.org What You Should Listen For From President Obama's NSA Announcement http://kut.org/post/what-you-should-listen-president-obamas-nsa-announcement <p>President Obama will announce changes this morning to how the National Security Agency does its job. This comes after months of revelations of massive warrantless data gathering on US citizens and others around the globe. Obama's been fielding critics since the first of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's&nbsp;leaks last June.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:54:36 +0000 Emily Donahue & David Brown 9580 at http://kut.org What You Should Listen For From President Obama's NSA Announcement Intelligence Panel Recommends Limits On NSA Surveillance http://kut.org/post/intelligence-panel-recommends-limits-nsa-surveillance <em>(This post was updated at 6:30 p.m. ET)</em><p>A panel looking into U.S. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:47:17 +0000 Scott Neuman 9403 at http://kut.org Intelligence Panel Recommends Limits On NSA Surveillance Federal Judge Rules NSA Bulk Phone Record Collection Unconstitutional http://kut.org/post/federal-judge-rules-nsa-bulk-phone-record-collection-unconstitutional A federal judge in Washington says the National Security Agency's program for bulk phone record collection violates Americans' reasonable expectation of privacy.<p><a href="http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/obamansa.pdf">The ruling</a> (pdf), however, has been stayed pending a likely appeal.<p>Judge Richard Leon says the sweeping NSA collection of U.S. phone metadata constitutes an unreasonable search or seizure under the Fourth Amendment.<p>The judge says the <a href="http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=442&invol=735">Smith v. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:33:30 +0000 Carrie Johnson, NPR 9380 at http://kut.org Activists Against U.S. Surveillance Programs Rally at Texas Capitol http://kut.org/post/activists-against-us-surveillance-programs-rally-texas-capitol <p>More than 100 people rallied today on the south steps of the Texas Capitol, demonstrating against recently-publicized U.S. intelligence gathering methods such as PRISM, the digital surveillance program of the National Security Agency.</p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:41:18 +0000 Ann Choi & Veronica Zaragovia 8296 at http://kut.org Activists Against U.S. Surveillance Programs Rally at Texas Capitol In Interview, Obama Defends NSA Data Collection http://kut.org/post/interview-obama-defends-nsa-data-collection <a href="http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12981">In a 45-minute interview with PBS' Charlie Rose</a>, President Obama defended a government program that collects vast data about the electronic activity of Americans.<p>Obama rejected comparisons to the Bush-Cheney administration, saying his administration had implemented new safeguards to protect Americans' privacy.<p>"Some people say, 'Well, you know, Obama was this raving liberal before. Now he's, you know, Dick Cheney.' Dick Cheney sometimes says, 'Yeah, you know? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:48:04 +0000 8155 at http://kut.org In Interview, Obama Defends NSA Data Collection 'Profound Questions About Privacy' Follow Latest Revelations http://kut.org/post/profound-questions-about-privacy-follow-latest-revelations Fresh reports about the massive amount of electronic data that the nation's spy agencies are collecting "raise profound questions about privacy" because of what they say about how such information will be collected in the future, NPR's Dina Temple-Raston <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/07/189430578/intelligence-community-interested-in-phone-records-internet-data" target="_blank">said Friday on<em> Morning Edition</em></a>.<p>And Glenn Greenwald, the activist/blogger/journalist who has been breaking stories this week in <a href="http://www.guardiannews.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:09:49 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 8036 at http://kut.org 'Profound Questions About Privacy' Follow Latest Revelations