Adam Weinstein · 01/17/14 11:36AM

President Obama's much-anticipated speech about NSA surveillance reforms is going on now, and he's threading a tiny needle: cheerleading the agency's achievements, while vowing to end its mass-collections of phone records.

J.K. Trotter · 12/27/13 11:32AM

Senior CBS correspondent John Miller, who anchored 60 Minutesglowing profile of the National Security Agency earlier this month, is leaving the network to lead the NYPD’s new counter-terrorism division.

Adam Weinstein · 12/09/13 03:22PM

The Guardian has voted Edward Snowden its person of the year, beating out Pope Francis. Meanwhile, Snowden's ex-colleagues have the sads a lot more these days. But one look at your email will probably cheer them up.

Here's How the Local Cops Are Spying on Your Cellphones

Adam Weinstein · 12/09/13 12:40PM

Dozens of law enforcement agencies across 33 states are quietly using new technologies to dump phone records and fix thousands of individuals' locations, identities, and activities at a time, using existing cellphone towers and phony cellphone signals, according to a new investigative report.

NSA and CIA Agents Infiltrated World of Warcraft, Other Online Games

Taylor Berman · 12/09/13 07:59AM

Ostensibly concerned that terrorists would disguise themselves as gamers in order to secretly communicate, agents from the NSA, CIA, Pentagon and Britain's GCHQ have posed undercover in online realms like World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Xbox Live. In fact, the practice grew so popular with the spy agencies that a special "deconfliction" group was established to prevent the agents from inadvertently spying on or trying to recruit each other.

The NSA is Not Happy With Barack Obama

Jordan Sargent · 12/08/13 04:01PM

Now that NSA are the dirtiest three letters in Washington, it appears to be a much less fun place to work than before Edward Snowden detailed exactly the extent to which our communication devices are the agency's playground. According to a new report in the Washington Post, morale is down at the NSA, and its employees are angry at President Obama for not providing a pick-me-up.