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How Chinese Spies Got the N.S.A.’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks

May 7, 2019
David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth, Scott Shane | The New York Times
Chinese intelligence agents acquired National Security Agency hacking tools and repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia, a leading cybersecurity firm has discovered. The episode is the latest evidence that the United States has lost control of key parts of its cybersecurity arsenal.
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Accused NSA leaker wants to subpoena states, cybersecurity firms and federal agencies

April 2, 2018
National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, who is accused of leaking a top-secret report on Russian hacking activity connected to the 2016 election, is seeking to pull 21 states and an array of leading cybersecurity firms into her criminal case by subpoenaing them as part of her trial.
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Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons

June 29, 2017
David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth | The New York Times
Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners of the United States — Britain and Ukraine.
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Bob Harward Turns Down National Security Adviser Job

February 17, 2017
Gordon Lubold, Carol Lee, Shane Harris | The Wall Street Journal
Retired Vice Adm. Bob Harward, President Donald Trump’s choice to succeed Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, has turned down the job.
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden

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June 14, 2013
For the second time in three years, a National Security Agency contractor is accused of stealing information from the secretive government agency.
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Did the U.S. spy on Israel amid Iran deal lobbying in Congress?

December 30, 2015
The rift between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran deal was no secret, but according to The Wall Street Journal, that dispute was fed by high stakes political espionage by both countries and ensnared members of Congress. Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal discusses the story with Gwen Ifill.

The Privacy vs. Security Debate, Supreme Court Rules on Religious Freedom & Internet Postings & Four New 2016 Candidates

June 5, 2015
Congress passes USA Freedom Act, Supreme Court decisions, and the race for the White House heats up.
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NSA Program to Collect Phone Records Ends

June 3, 2015
Michael Scherer | TIME
The National Security Agency will lose the ability to collect and store virtually all of American phone records, after the U.S. Senate voted 67-32 Tuesday to reform the secret intelligence collection programs revealed in 2013 by Edward Snowden.
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