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How we know the NSA had access to internal Google and Yahoo cloud data

New documents reveal exactly how the Post was able to determine that the NSA was peeking inside the Google and Yahoo's cloud network.

  • Barton Gellman, Ashkan Soltani, and Andrea Peterson
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  • Nov 4, 2013

Should the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command be split up after Keith Alexander steps down?

Even if we do, it's not likely to matter.

Obama administration decides NSA spying is ‘essential,’ but oversight of NSA is not

Rough estimates suggest only about 15 percent of NSA employees are furloughed -- but the panel reviewing its spying efforts has been effectively frozen.

LOVEINT: When NSA officers use their spying power on love interests

Some NSA agents were using the agency's spying powers to check in on love interests.

How the NSA’s boss can believe his agency’s own propaganda

Keith Alexander forcefully argues that the NSA is subject to rigorous oversight and hasn't abused its power. Here's why he's probably sincere.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Aug 23, 2013

The Switchboard: Five tech policy stories you need to read today

Obama picks surveillance review panel, GAO says the patent system is broken, and Larry Lessig sues over fair use rights.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Aug 23, 2013

Did the NSA Director mislead hackers about NSA compliance problems?

Congress reportedly didn't see NSA internal audits of issues.

Why a former NSA chief just made a big mistake by dissing hackers

When you desperately need the help of a group, it's usually not a good idea to call them would-be terrorist.