Erik Wemple: National Security Agency


Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Utah city ordered to turn over NSA water records to Salt Lake Tribune

Newspaper wants to know how many gallons giant data center is consuming.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bluffdale, National Security Agency, Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, water records

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Snowden lawyer: He may address password allegations soon

Some interesting back-and-forth between the former NSA contractor and the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, Mark Hosenball, National Security Agency, Reuters

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/11/2013

James Clapper, NSA and the "L" word

Media outlets are hesitant to call public officials "liars." That's a good thing, but they're finding a compelling exception in James Clapper.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew rosenthal, director of national intelligence, James clapper, National Security Agency, New York Times

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Did Snowden really earn a $200,000 salary?

Let the fact-checking phase of the Edward Snowden story begin.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden, National Security Agency

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly calls for PRISM shutdown

There is a big difference, says cable host, between records of phone conversations and e-mails.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:43 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, National Security Agency, NSA, Prism

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Did Google, Facebook, Yahoo et al. have much to lose from NSA story?

The debate over the news value of the Guardian and The Post's scoops.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:06 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FISA, National Security Agency, The New Republic

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Edward Snowden: 'Leaker,' 'source' or 'whistleblower'?

Terms make a difference!

By Erik Wemple  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Guardian, National Security Agency

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 06/09/2013

NSA source ID'd: 29-year-old Edward Snowden

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, National Security Agency, NSA

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Do these surveillance scoops debunk 'chilling effect'?

Two big stories, both based on leaks: Who's afraid of government investigations?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security Agency, surveillance, Washington Post

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Greenwald: NSA Web mining 'extremely menacing'

Guardian writer decries government's ability to "stick its hands" in servers of Internet giants.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glenn Greenwald, National Security Agency