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Less Than Zero: Hyping the Cyber War

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Corporate America and the intelligence community promote a panicked militaristic national mood because it justifies both government secrecy and huge taxpayer outlays for defense.

NSA Director Reportedly Offered To Resign After Snowden Leaks

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Gen. Keith Alexander, the Director of the National Security Agency, offered to resign after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed himself as t...

McCain Calls On NSA Head To Resign

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Der Spiegel's translation of the interview said McCain was asked if he felt Alexander, head of the NSA, should resign. The senator's offic...

DEBUNKED: NSA's Biggest Defense Doesn't Add Up

ProPublica | Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

By Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Oct. 23, 2013, 8:59 a.m.Two weeks after Edward Snowden's first revelations about sweeping governmen...

DEBUNKED: NSA's Biggest Defense Doesn't Add Up

ProPublica | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after Edward Snowden’s first revelations about sweeping government surveillance, President Obama shot back. “We know of at least 50 thre...

Matt Sledge

The NSA's Director Is Leaving -- And These Whistle-Blowers Won't Miss Him | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The National Security Agency's director will be gone by March, White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed on Thursday. But don't expect...

Top NSA Officials Reportedly Expected To Depart Soon

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Oct 16 (Reuters) - The director of the U.S. National Security Agency and his deputy ar...

Senator on NSA: 'We Get More In The Newspapers Than In Classified Briefings'

Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee complained Wednesday at an oversight hearing that he learns more about the NSA's programs in the newspa...

Matt Sledge

Senator Suggests That The NSA Has Tracked Cell Phone Location Data | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) suggested on Thursday that the National Security Agency has in the past collected data on the location of Americans' cell phon...

Alexander: It's In U.S.'s Best Interest To 'Put All The Phone Records' Into A Searchable 'Lockbox'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said the NSA wants to collect more phone records, even after being the subject of recent public unea...

Ryan Grim

Emergency Briefing Called Over GOP Rep's Surveillance Opposition | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency called for a "top secret" meeting with members of the House on Tuesday to lobby against the first House ame...

Sasha Belenky

The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of, And Other Must-Read Stories | Sasha Belenky | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

1. The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of Edward Snowden's disclosures about the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs have focuse...

NSA Chief To Reportedly Disclose Thwarted Terror Plots

CNN | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Washington (CNN) -- The director of the National Security Agency was expected on Tuesday to reveal two previously classified cases in which secret sur...

Sam Stein

Jeff Merkley Presses FISA Court To Open Its Books On Phone Surveillance | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Towards the end of his hearing Wednesday on cyber threats and the intelligence community’s surveillance efforts, Gen. Keith Alexander,...

CALLING ALL HACKERS: U.S. Spy Chief Is Asking For Your Help

Reuters | Joseph Menn and Jim Finkle | Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology

By Joseph Menn and Jim Finkle LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The head of the government's secretive National Security Agency took the unpreceden...