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March 30th, 2014
09:45 AM ET

Intel Chair: CIA intimidating my staff

Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) says NSA has not apologized for spying on the Senate. She also maintains that CIA Director John Brennan's claim that the CIA has not spied on the Senate is not true.


Filed under: CIA • Dianne Feinstein • Newsmakers • Surveillance
Dilemmas of the Internet age
March 29th, 2014
12:29 PM ET

Dilemmas of the Internet age

By CNN's Deena Zaru

In a world of smart phones and smart cars, the Internet is no longer limited to your desktop; it follows you wherever you go. And as long as you are online, you could potentially be tracked at all times.

While all eyes are on the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data, a thriving economy built on mass consumer surveillance is growing. Companies are collecting information about consumers in order to sell ads more effectively.

Some of the most commonly visited sites use tracking cookies and sophisticated software through third parties to collect information about consumers and sell it to advertisers, often times without the consumer’s permission.

New technologies and a heightened level of sharing on multiple outlets have led to moral and practical dilemmas that confront consumers, the tech industry, retailers, even the government. FULL POST

June 9th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

Sens. should have known about snooping

Sen. McCain (R) Arizona said Sunday that lawmakers should have paid closer attention to what they voted for.


Filed under: Newsmakers • Senate • State of the Union • Surveillance
June 9th, 2013
02:47 PM ET

Sen: No proof call tracking stops terror

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) is "unconvinced" data collection has stopped terror plots and wants an open debate about privacy.


Filed under: Mark Udall • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Surveillance • Terrorism

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