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Congress to renew government surveillance program
Congress is on the verge of renewing the warrantless surveillance program after a failed effort to redefine its scope of U.S. intelligence collection.
Snowden helps design app for computer hijackings
The NSA whistle-blower is involved in the design of Haven, which turns Android phones into surveillance systems.
Russian hackers allegedly used popular antivirus software to steal NSA secrets
U.S. authorities believe Russian-backed hackers successfully stole highly-sensitive U.S. government documents by exploiting a popular antivirus software on the home computer of a man working for the National Security Agency, ABC News has been told by several people familiar with the matter. The
Federal prosecutors suggest Reality Winner harbored dark thoughts
FBI agents seized handwritten notes from home of NSA contractor facing espionage charges for allegedly leaking classified report.
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Reality Leigh Winner is latest government contractor accused of revealing state secrets
Reality Leigh Winner, a National Security Agency contractor with a top-secret clearance, became the first person to be jailed by the Trump administration after being accused of leaking classified information this week. Winner, 25, allegedly leaked a classified report about Russian election
How the leaking of a secret NSA report on Russia unfolded
Reality Winner, a government contractor accused of leaking top secret National Security Agency intelligence on Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s election, was arrested on Monday, according to court documents filed in the case. Within hours of the arrest, the Department of Justice
Contractor charged with leaking classified materials on Russian election interference
A contractor assigned to a federal government facility in Georgia for work requiring top secret security clearance was charged Monday with improperly removing classified materials related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and then mailing the information to a news outlet.
High stakes involved in Trump's revelations to Russia
The release of classified intelligence could have very real and dangerous repercussions on national security and the global fight against terrorism, experts tell ABC News. The concern over protecting classified information and intelligence sources abroad comes after it was reported that President
What we know about Trump's alleged disclosures to Russian officials
The bombshell report that President Donald Trump allegedly shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials has prompted a number of statements from his top advisers and Trump himself. Questions continue to swirl in the wake of the allegations, reported first by The Washington Post on