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  • Rubio slams Obama’s spying of Israel in new TV ad

    January 5, 2016 | 2:41 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Tuesday slammed the Obama administration for the NSA’s spying of Israel in a new TV commercial released on Tuesday. 

    “Barack Obama released terrorists from Guantanamo, and now they are plotting to attack us. Instead of fighting...

  • Carson: Hillary Knew of the U.S. Spying on Israel

    December 31, 2015 | 8:09 am

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for spying on Israel and its allies in Congress.

    According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration ordered the NSA to spy on Israel’s government and collect their...

  • Cruz: Obama treating Israel, Americans as enemies with NSA surveillance program

    December 30, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of treating Americans and Israel as enemies after a report revealed that the NSA intercepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conversations with members of U.S. Congress the past two...

  • US spied on Netanyahu during talks on Iran deal

    December 30, 2015 | 8:08 am

    The United States monitored phone conversations between top Israeli officials and U.S. lawmakers as well as U.S. Jewish groups in the U.S., current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.

    The National Security Agency’s foreign eavesdropping included conversations...

  • Snowden draws big crowd with Twitter debut

    September 29, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter.

    Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government's massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden.

  • One dead, one hurt as two try to ram U.S. spy agency gates

    March 30, 2015 | 11:24 am

    Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington on Monday before guards shot one of them dead, officials said.

    The two, who were dressed in women's clothes and may be transgender, tried to ram a sport utility vehicle into...

  • Snowden denies he got help from Russia in leaking U.S. secrets

    January 22, 2014 | 10:06 am

    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking U.S. government secrets and that suggestions by some U.S. lawmakers he might have had help from Russia were "absurd," the New Yorker magazine reported on Tuesday.

    In an interview the magazine said was...

  • Document: NSA gave Israel data with unfiltered U.S. personal info

    September 11, 2013 | 11:51 am

    The National Security Agency provides raw data to Israeli intelligence services, according to a secret document leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

    A memorandum of understanding between the NSA and the Israeli Signals Intelligence Unit (ISNU), leaked by Edward Snowden...

  • Ron Galperin backs Big Data to improve City Hall

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 24, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Controller Ron Galperin is City Hall’s new numbers guy, hoping to bring the era of Big Data to the creaking bureaucracy. His plan is to use computers to analyze huge amounts of information as is now done by police departments, baseball teams, other businesses and, infamously, the...

  • Michael Oren synthesized training as historian, role as diplomat

    July 15, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Michael Oren was deep inside the State Department, relaxed and taking on all comers: He had the facts on his side.

    It was 2004 and the department was reviewing newly declassified National Security Agency evidence reinforcing Israel’s longstanding claim that its 1967 air attack on...

  • Snowden says U.S., Israel created Stuxnet virus

    July 8, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    Whistleblower Edward Snowden told a German magazine that Israel and the United States created the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran. 

    Snowden made the statement as part of an interview with the German news magazine Der Spiegel in which he...

  • Letters to the Editor: NSA, Western Wall, Millepied and super grads

    June 21, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    If You Have Nothing to Hide …

    Whilst [Marty Kaplan] may be right vis a vis freedom versus security, my main concern is who is minding the minders; absolute power corrupts absolutely (“Dear NSA [NSFW],” June 14). The president may have lofty ideals and good intentions, he is a...

  • NSA and JEW

    By Rob Eshman

    June 19, 2013 | 11:31 am

    If you ever needed a sign that Jews feel fully integrated and accepted by society, consider this: Not one major Jewish group made a peep over the revelations of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance.

    We, who throughout the modern era have been followed, spied on, singled...

  • The death of your privacy

    By Steve Greenberg

    June 13, 2013 | 4:53 pm

  • Dear NSA (NSFW)

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 10, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Dear NSA,

    It turns out that our handyman has been looking at gay porn on my laptop.  Is there a way to correct your records?

    Name Withheld
    Washington, D.C.

    Dear Senator,

    We really have no idea what websites you’ve been visiting.  If we’d wanted to know whether you’ve been...

  • Torture: What did we know, and when did we know it?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 27, 2008 | 7:19 pm

    “After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts, and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes.  The only question that remains to be answered is whether those...