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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is the intelligence agency responsible for electronic intelligence and cybersecurity operations. Use with the [united-states] tag

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What was the US public's perception of Reality Winner's leaks? [closed]

Reality Winner, a former Air Force linguist pleaded guilty in 2018 to leaking an intelligence report about Russian interference in the 2016 election. The leak was illegal, of course, but other than ...
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Is there any way I request a copy of any of my phone calls the US government has recorded over the years?

We learned through the Snowden revelations that the United States government was surveilling nearly every person in the United States and in a handful of other countries via drag-net methods. I was ...
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What are the odds that the FBI/NSA/etc. is actually listening, or has listened, to any of the average American's private communications? [closed]

With 328.2 million people in the US population, I would imagine these government agencies wouldn't actually be dedicating their limited resources to spying on the typical American. Rather, they would ...
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Why can't president Trump just ask the NSA for the emails that Hillary deleted?

Since we know that the NSA collects internet traffic and email, why can't president Trump just ask the NSA for a copy of Hillary's deleted emails? They weren't on an encrypted government system so ...
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How do banks cooperate with the NSA?

It is well-known now, thank to Snowden's leaks of information, that major IT companies like Google and Microsoft are required to cooperate with the NSA on matters of national security. They do by ...
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Why is there a disparity between support for NSA surveillance among GOP Congressmen vs. the RNC?

As I discuss in my question here, in January 2014 the Republican National Committee unanimously passed "Resolution to Renounce the National Security Agency's Surveillance Program", referring to the ...
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What are my rights against NSA surveillance?

I hear some say that it is illegal for NSA to snoop on American citizens without a warrant. As a non American living outside USA, what rights do I have against surveillance by NSA?
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What kind of Information does the NSA and PRISM collect, and how do they collect it?

Today, It's not uncommon to hear about the NSA and PRISM, and how they've collected information in a controversial manner. The problem is, that most reports cite abstract "Information on Americans" ...
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Are there protections in place for NSA whistleblowers, and have they ever been used to protect anyone?

At a press conference, President Obama said: So the fact is, is that Mr. Snowden has been charged with three felonies. If, in fact, he believes that what he did was right, then, like every American ...
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