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Snowden: Russian-Spy Story ‘Absurd’

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor turned whistleblower, strongly denies allegations made by members of Congress that he was acting as a spy, perhaps for a foreign power, when he took hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents. Speaking from Moscow, where he is a fugitive from American justice, Snowden told The New Yorker, “This ‘Russian spy’ push is absurd.”...

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Jill Kelley’s Account of How the Government Spied On Her Amid The Petraeus Scandal

It has been a full year since federal agents snooped through the private emails of my husband and me, setting in motion a series of events that ultimately led to the resignations of Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan. The anniversary is a somber reminder of the unintended consequences and harsh realities that can result from unrestrained government probing into Americans' personal communications...

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Turns out, the NSA is also collecting all your Contacts, IM lists and group-chat pals

Thanks to secret deals with global Internet providers and foreign intelligence services with their own clandestine access, the NSA is intercepting and copying these often immense lists of email and street addresses, phone numbers, live-chat buddy lists and online pseudonyms as they flash across the data streams during sign-on's and synchronizations between devices.

Some of this data even includes call logs and the first lines of messages from cellphones...

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