House Intel Panel Advances NSA Spying Bill Despite Privacy Concerns

The House Intelligence Committee on Friday approved legislation that would renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, despite objections from Democrats and civil liberties groups over inadequate privacy protection.

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Bergdahl Intelligence Contributions Described as ‘Gold Mine’

Military experts testified Tuesday about the intelligence Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl revealed after being returned to the United States in a prisoner exchange, which offered officials a rare glimpse into insurgents in Afghanistan and how they detain hostages.

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Attorney General Sessions Seeks Permanent Reauthorization of Spying Powers

The U.S. attorney general and the director of national intelligence on Monday urged Congress to permanently reauthorize Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act before it expires, preserving intelligence agencies’ authority to collect information on foreigners outside the United States.

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Top Intel Committee Dem Has ‘Profound’ Concerns Over Nunes

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday he has “profound concern” about how documents showing that President Donald Trump and his associates were incidentally included in foreign surveillance conducted by intelligence agencies ended up in the hands of the committee’s chairman.

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