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Navy may base surveillance drones at Wallops Island

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is considering Wallops Island as its home base for the next generation of surveillance drones. Business and government leaders gathered Tuesday in Chincoteague, as part of the Wallops Island Regional Alliance, to call upon the Navy to select the Wallops Flight Facility as the East Coast home base … Continue reading

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Apparent security easing precedes drug lord’s recapture
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Apparent security easing precedes drug lord’s recapture

LIMA, Peru (AP) — As the world’s most hunted man, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had to know the most sophisticated information and surveillance technology available was marshalled against him: satellites, unmanned aircraft, NSA and DEA eavesdroppers, malware-sowing Mexican state hackers. Yet Guzman may have let his guard down before receiving Hollywood actors Sean Penn and … Continue reading

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
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After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The two senators were on opposite sides earlier this year when Congress eliminated … Continue reading

Anger, no surprise as US newly accused of spying in France
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Anger, no surprise as US newly accused of spying in France

PARIS (AP) — Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, France demanded answers Wednesday and called for an intelligence “code of conduct” between allies. France’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. ambassador to respond to the WikiLeaks revelations, while President Barack Obama spoke by phone … Continue reading

U.S. NSA Surveillance
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U.S. NSA Surveillance

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate appeared headed for early Saturday morning votes on whether to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, raising the possibility of a halt to that collection program and two less controversial surveillance techniques designed to track spies and terrorists. With the House already gone for a … Continue reading