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  • Security in the air  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    The State Department extended the closings of some U.S. embassies. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on products which help customers track and redirect traveling employees to safety amid a terror risk.

  • Al-Qaeda terror threat  Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The State Department is issuing a travel alert, and closing U.S. embassies in the Middle East, with NBC's Pete Williams; and Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Marc Ginsberg; former New York Rep. Nan Hayworth (R); Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio talk show host, provide perspective. The threat originated in Yemen.

  • US issues global travel alert over al-Qaeda threat Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    The alert is issued because of an al-Qaeda terrorist threat. The State Department says the potential for terrorism is particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • NSA chief on hecklers: 'This is an emotional issue' Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    NSA Director General Keith Alexander called on the media to "get the facts out there" to counteract the emotions connected to the nation's anti-terrorism surveillance efforts.

  • Thousands gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 5

    The United States urged Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Terror Test on the Subway  Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    The NYPD is conducting a study on the New York City subway system to see what would happen if terrorists launched a poisonous gas attack, reports WNBC-TV's Catherine Creag.

  • Egypt's Stock Market Soars Despite Army Ultimatum Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt's stock market surged on Tuesday, despite the ongoing political crisis.

  • Egypt Protests Set for Showdown, Violence Feared Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.

  • Egypt Violence Builds, American Among Dead Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • Egypt Clerics Warn of 'Civil War' as Rallies Begin Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:26 AM ET

    Egypt's leading religious authority warned of "civil war" on Friday and called for calm after a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood was killed ahead of mass rallies.

  • NSA says 'snooping' works  Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Don Clark, a former FBI special agent, and George Gilder, author of "Knowledge and Power," discuss a terror plot targeting the NYSE that was thwarted by the NSA's surveillance program. With CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Yahoo Cites Massive US Law Enforcement Requests Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    Yahoo said U.S. law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the last six months, the latest in a series of disclosures by technology companies.

  • NSA Chief Says Phone Logs Halted Terror Threats Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:34 PM ET

    The director of the NSA told Congress that terrorism threats are on halt due to its phone logs. The New York Times reports.

  • Regulating PRISM Should Involve Public: Expert  Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    David Livingstone, associate fellow of international security at Chatham House, discusses PRISM and calls for a "mature debate" about privacy between countries and their citizens.

  • US Snooping Whistleblower Identifies Himself  Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 1:19 AM ET

    A former technical worker for the CIA is revealed as the source of a series of leaks about US phone and internet surveillance.

  • Is the Government Spying on You?  Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the NSA has a secret program known as Prism; and T.J. Rodgers, CEO of Cypress Semiconductor; Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation; Ron Fournier, National Journal, share their opinions.

  • US Secretly Mines Data From Internet Companies Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 6:51 PM ET

    The Washington Post reports tonight that the National Security Agency and the FBI are "tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies."

  • Verizon Rallies Amid 'Spying' Reports  Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 4:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest after a report the Obama administration demanded millions of phone records of Verizon customers. Mike Rogers, the House Intelligence Chairman, said the program actually thwarted a terrorist attack.

  • Government 'Snooping' Necessary?  Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Discussing whether "government spying" is worth giving up individual liberty, with Steven Bucci, Heritage Foundation. This program does not violate privacy, and has saved American lives, he says.

  • Political Leaders Defend Phone Law  Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on reports the national security agency has been gathering millions of Verizon telephone records. Government security people say the law has already saved lives.