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Report: NSA Spied On The U.N.

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by d...

Manning Requests Obama Pardon

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The text of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's statement that will be sent to the president, as read by defense attorney David Coombs...

Lawsuit Prompts Release Of NSA Documents

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thous...

NSA Collected Thousands Of Emails From Americans With No Terror Ties

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency declassified three secret court opinions Wednesday showing how in one of its surveillance programs it ...

Yes, You Have the Right to Be Snooped

Ivailo Kalfin | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Ivailo Kalfin

Such "techniques," often justified by the fight against terrorism, are incompatible with the European concept of personal freedom.

NSA Reportedly Doesn't Know What Snowden Took

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency still doesn't know exactly what and how much Edward Snowden took from them, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Sources told...

NSA Reportedly Can Tap Most U.S. Internet Traffic

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency has developed surveillance programs that reach more Internet communications of Americans than have publicly been disclose...

Here's What NSA Transparency Looks Like

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

What NSA Transparency Looks Like by Justin Elliott ProPublica, Aug. 20, 2013, 12:55 p.m.Last week, the Washington Po...

What Happened at the Guardian Could Happen in the U.S., Too

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

In fact, there is nothing to stop the U.S. government from censoring the media with regard to revelations such as those contained in the Snowden files -- nothing, that is, except longstanding tradition.

British Government Defends Detention Of Greenwald's Partner

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 10.20.2013 | Media

LONDON — A British newspaper released new details of its confrontation with the country's intelligence service on Tuesday, saying it destroyed h...

Jobs: How Does the First Steve Jobs Biopic Play Compared to the Real Thing?

William Bradley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.

Guardian Editor: U.K. 'Security Experts' Entered Offices And Oversaw Destruction Of Hard Drives

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media

Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, wrote on Monday about an unsettling encounter with "security experts" from the U.K.'s GCHQ intelligence agenc...

Targeting Glenn Greenwald's Partner Is an Attack on Every One of Us

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Glenn is right in describing it as "designed to send a message of intimidation." At this point, the governments involved are desperate to shut things down and don't seem to care how arrogant, over-reaching or unbelievable they come off.

The Book of Mormon's Warning About the NSA

Robert Lockard | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Lockard

The revelations about the government engaging in unprecedented levels of surveillance have inspired many people to worry about their freedom and privacy. It might seem odd to talk about a religious book in this context, but the Book of Mormon has a lot to say about this issue.

Pinball Wizard: Obama's Murky Global Terror Alert, Canceled Russian Summit and Egyptian Mess

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Alliances are built on achievable goals, not notions that lack any realism. If the Obama Administration is lost in the tall weeds on Russia, and it is, it is simply at sea when it comes to Egypt.

Revelations Stir Congressional Concern

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since...

Dem Considered Revealing NSA Program

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a fervent opponent of the National Security Agency's surveillance program, admitted that he considered leaking the program in...

How The Washington Post Slapped Back The White House

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Media

The Washington Post gave a peek on Thursday night into the ways in which it brushed back the White House during contentious negotiations over its bomb...

NSA Reportedly Broke Privacy Rules Thousands Of Times Per Year

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congres...

NSA Broke Privacy Rules Thousands Of Times Per Year: Report

Washington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agenc...

Michael Calderone

Edward Snowden To HuffPost: Media Being Misled | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to set the record straight after individuals associated with his father have...

Snowden Reportedly Downloaded NSA Secrets While Working At Dell

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden began downloading documents describing ...

EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden's Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov't

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

"My biggest fear when I shutdown the service was that no good would come of it," says Ladar Levison, the owner of Lavabit, an encrypted email service ...

NSA: We 'Touch' 1.6 Percent Of Internet Information

Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

On the day President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency shared a paper ...

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.