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NSA Sued In San Francisco Court Over Collecting Phone Records

Nineteen organizations ranging from a church to gun rights groups sued the National Security Agency in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the mass collection of their telephone records.


Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (CBS)

Bay Area Leaker Of Pentagon Papers Praises Snowden

Speaking to KPIX 5 on Tuesday, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg praised Edward Snowden for releasing details about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs.


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Google Asks To Publish More U.S. Government Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.


President Obama speaking to reporters at a press conference in San Jose.

President Admits Government’s Long Denied Massive Data Trawling At SJ Presser

For years, top officials of the Bush and Obama administrations dismissed fears about secret government data-mining by reassuring Congress that there were no secret nets trawling for Americans’ phone and Internet records.


Aldrin Jayson Nicolas, a choir teacher at Salinas High School, is accused of recording girls in a hotel bathroom during a field trip. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office)

San Jose Choir Teacher Accused Of Spying On Teen Girls In Bathroom

A Salinas High School teacher working for a San Jose choir has been arrested for allegedly trying to spy on teenage girls during a field trip.


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Apple Says iPhones Not Tracking Location, Users Getting Update

Apple denied claims that it was keeping tabs on its customers, saying the file records Wi-Fi hot spots and cell towers in the general area of iPhones, not the whereabouts of their users.

CBS San Francisco–04/27/2011

American hikers Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, (l-r), detained by Iranian authorities, accused of spying, Tehran, Iran. (AP)

Lawyer Representing Hikers In Iran Ready For Trial

An Iranian lawyer representing three Americans accused by Tehran of spying says he is ready for the start of their trial.

CBS San Francisco–02/05/2011

Julian Assange headshot, founder and editor of the WikiLeaks website (AP)

Feinstein Wants To Charge WikiLeaks Founder With Espionage

California Senator Dianne Feinstein wants to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for espionage.


American hiker Sarah Shourd, released by Iran after more than 13 months in detention, embraces her mother Nora upon her arrival at the Omani capital Muscat on September 14, 2010. (Mohammed Majoub/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Grad Shourd Journeys Home From Captivity

UC Berkeley graduate Sarah Shourd released from Iran after more than 13 months in custody began her journey back to the United States on Saturday after asking her supporters to “extend your prayers” to her fiance and another American man who remain in Tehran accused of spying.

CBS San Francisco–09/18/2010