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Courage is Contagious: A Conversation with the ACLU's Ben Wizner

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Ben Wizner is busy. He directs the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and is part of Edward Snowden's legal team. On November 2 at 7:30 pm, Wizner will speak at Lake Forest College.

Edward Snowden, American Hero? His Greatest Defender And Greatest Critic Hash It Out.

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two years after former National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the U.S. government’...

NSA Reviewing Deal Between Official, Ex-Spy Agency Head

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review ...

National Security Entrepreneurs Create Cyber Insurance

Bea Edwards | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

This configuration of secrecy and political connections is ideal for cashing in. In a field with billions of dollars in public money, no oversight and a corner on the expertise, Ridge, like Chertoff, Hayden and Alexander, is well-positioned to convert government funds into private profit.

A Nation of Laws?

Bea Edwards | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

If you watched this drama closely, you surely noticed how narrowly we conceptualize corruption in America. In effect, general influence peddling and election purchasing, which we see more commonly, are legitimate.

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.

Gerry Smith

Former NSA Chief Is Working For Wall Street Now | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Wall Street has tapped former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander to form a council that would coordinate how banks and the government r...

Former NSA Head Takes On ACLU Director In Debate

Matt Sledge | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Keith Alexander, former National Security Agency chief, took on the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday in a verbal gym...

Dem Lawmaker Accuses Former NSA Chief Of Disclosing Classified Information 'For Profit'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) doesn’t trust that former NSA director Keith Alexander is reportedly being paid $600,000 a month by the largest banking t...

The NSA's Keith Alexander Goes Through Washington's Revolving Door

Bea Edwards | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

So Keith Alexander, the General who managed the National Security Agency's (NSA's) wholesale surveillance of Americans and the rest of the world, headed through Washington DC's revolving door last month. His calendar is filling up rapidly, too, despite his pricey rates.

'REVIEW: Oh George Orwell, We Need You More Than Ever, Ever

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

We need help, George, penetrating acronyms of government gone wild of spies and lies and the madness.

WATCH: John Oliver Shows '60 Minutes' How It's Done

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media

The folks at "60 Minutes" could clearly learn a thing or two from John Oliver. The former "Daily Show" correspondent interviewed Keith Alexander—...

NSA Chief Says Jimmy Carter Can Stop Using Snail Mail

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, on Tuesday denied the agency spies on former President Jimmy Carter's emails. Car...

Why 60 Minutes Needs a Public Editor

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Timothy Karr

So what gives? Why has one of the most revered news operations -- a program that has won more Emmy Awards than any other TV news organization -- turned its back on the kind of shoe-leather investigative reporting that has earned it a record-setting audience?

NSA Official: Snowden Has 'The Keys To The Kingdom'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander doesn't believe amnesty is the answer to ending Edward Snowden's leaks of classified doc...

U.S. Nears Decision To Split NSA, Cyber Command Leadership

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The White House is nearing a decision on splitting up the eavesdro...

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...

NSA Chief: Snowden Leaked Up To 200,000 Secret Documents

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Nov 14 (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked as many as 200,0...

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...

Feinstein, McCain Get Off the NSA Bus

William Bradley | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Why did we do it? Why did we veer so far over the mark between inquiry and outright spying. Well, we may be getting some specific answers to that question. In the meantime, I think the broad answer is that we did it because we could do it.

U.S. Spy Chiefs Face Congress Amid Spying Rift With Europe

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Tabassum Zakaria and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials appeared at a congressional hea...

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...

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...

Time to Split the Cyber 'Deep State' of NSA and Cyber Command

Jason Healey | Posted 12.02.2013 | Technology
Jason Healey

The same military officer -- General Keith Alexander -- is the Director of the National Security Agency, the top intelligence officer plugging the cyber threat and leading cyber policy advocate, while also the head of U.S. Cyber Command, the cyber commander ready to combat those same threats.