The new German spying scandal is a big deal

Germany has been rocked by revelations that the German intelligence agency may have been helping the NSA spy on German and European citizens and companies.

How the latest leak hurts intelligence cooperation

The latest leak means that intelligence agencies will want to share less with each other. Instead of clamping down, they need to think about how to make their activities more transparent and legitimate.

  • James Igoe Walsh
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  • Feb 25, 2015

Obama says that Europeans are using privacy rules to protect their firms against U.S. competition. Is he right?

President Obama has said that European governments are using privacy controversies to build "roadblocks" that are intended to stymie big U.S. firms, such as Google. Is he right?

Ending Bulk Data Collection: Nice Idea, Wrong Bill

Even in a post-midterm Congress, the USA FREEDOM Act could still pass - but should it?

Minimal minimization? More concerns about surveillance

Another potential loophole in the USA Freedom Act: How long can the government keep your data?

  • H.L. Pohlman
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  • Congress
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  • Aug 16, 2014

The surveillance debate, continued: Another response to the ACLU

Some more reasons for pessimism about the Leahy bill

Proposed surveillance reforms are weaker than the ACLU suggests

Gabe Rottman of the ACLU defends Sen. Leahy's surveillance reform bill as a major step. However, it would probably not do much for 97 percent of the orders issued under existing law.

  • Marcy Wheeler
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  • Aug 14, 2014

Are we getting fooled on surveillance reform? The ACLU responds

Civil libertarians should support Sen. Leahy's USA Freedom Act -- it makes huge improvements to the surveillance status quo.

Might Get Fooled Again? — The Senate and Surveillance

Civil libertarians like the Senate surveillance reform bill - but they should be careful what they wish for.

Why Germans are angry about U.S. spying

There is a palpable sense of betrayal in Germany over this, across the political spectrum.

  • Andreas Busch
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  • Jul 23, 2014
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