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Nation Jul 03U.S. tightens security at overseas airports with direct flights into the country
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
Politics Jun 20Congress questions IRS over lost emails
Eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive crashes, resulting in an unknown number of lost emails, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers Friday in an unusually tense congressional hearing.
World May 20A guide to U.S. allegations of China cyberspying
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has brought unprecedented criminal charges against five officials in the Chinese military for hacking into private U.S. companies' systems and stealing trade secrets. It was the first time the U.S. has revealed any evidence the…
Politics May 02White House seeks stronger privacy laws for big data
The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation.
Nation Apr 26White House says big data could be used to discriminate against Americans
A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their…
Nation Apr 10No intelligence failures led to Boston bombing attack, review says
The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.
Politics Apr 01Top U.S. intel officer confirms warrantless searches of Americans
The Obama administration has been conducting warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the NSA's surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration's top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday.