UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2013 UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation Exclusive: UK security agency GCHQ gaining information from world's biggest internet firms through US-run Prism programme Glenn Greenwald: U.S. wants to destroy privacy worldwide The journalist who broke the news that the government is monitoring vast quantities of American phone records is claiming the U.S. is building a "massive" snooping apparatus committed to destroying privacy worldwide. Facebook denies aiding spy program Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Friday denied that his company gave the government direct access to its servers. Officials: NSA mistakenly intercepted emails, phone calls of innocent Americans 'No Such Agency' spies on the communications of the world The National Security Agency, nicknamed "No Such Agency" because of its ultra-secrecy, is the government's eavesdropper-in-chief. Charged primarily with electronic spying around the globe, the NSA collects billions of pieces of intelligence from foreign phone calls, e-mail and other communications. But in the past two days, the focus has shifted to its role in compiling massive amounts of the same information on millions of ordinary Americans. The Unknown Patriot Who Exposed the Government's Verizon Spy Program In praise of whistle-blowers whose risky disclosures of official wrongdoing make the nation stronger rather than weaker Whistleblower Was 'Horrified' That Government Could 'Literally Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type Them' "A Massive Surveillance State": Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails US Spy Chief Slams 'Reprehensible' Leak of NSA Surveillance Scheme Obama: Spying on Everybody Protects Your Civil Liberties NSA Taps in to Systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and others, Secret Files Reveal Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple "Obama Is BIG BROTHER And He's A LIAR!" VIDEO 'You can't have 100% security and 100% privacy': Obama defends NSA's secret 'data-mining' and tries to dismiss it as 'a modest encroachment' Obama: 'Nobody Is Listening to Your Telephone Calls' Verizon court order: telephone call metadata and what it can show The US insists call data is not private information, but critics say it allows government to build detailed picture of individuals' lives Congressional leaders: NSA data gathering is routine What the NSA can and can't learn about your calls from its Verizon court order 'Prism' a vital program used to collect personal Web data, Clapper insists The National Security Agency is gathering Internet users' personal data from the computer servers of at least nine large Web service providers under a top secret program called "Prism," the director of national intelligence said Friday. The National Security Agency: Surveillance Giant with Eyes on America The NSA is the best hidden of all the US intelligence services – and its secrecy has deepened as its reach has expanded Thanks Silicon Valley spies: First Verizon, now leaked secret documents reveal U.S. agencies are tapping directly into servers of Facebook, Apple and Google to snoop on users Is this where your personal information will be stored? The one-million square-foot Utah data mining facility being built by NSA Drone strike kill or injure 9 civilians in eastern Afghanistan Afghan fury as US 'massacre' soldier escapes death Survivors and victims' relatives on Thursday voiced fury that the US soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers last year would escape the death penalty after pleading guilty. Guantanamo's asymmetric war as hunger strike continues A hunger strike at at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, which started with a handful of prisoners, has now become a mass protest with 103 out of the 166 detainees still held here taking part. US threatens Iran, Hezbollah for backing Syria The White House issued its most threatening statement yet yesterday, denouncing Iran and the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah as "partners in tyranny" for their support of the Assad regime in Syria. Putin Endorses Permanent Russian Navy Presence in Mediterranean President Vladimir Putin endorsed a plan by the Russian navy to keep a permanent presence in the Mediterranean Sea, where the Syrian crisis is adding to the region's instability. Baghdad Bombings Resume; 20 Killed, 68 Wounded Across Iraq Gunman kills four in Santa Monica, shot dead by police A gunman dressed in black killed four people in a string of shootings through the seaside California town of Santa Monica on Friday before he was shot dead by police in a community college library, law enforcement officials said.