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Rubio Suggests Secret Spying 'Just The Reality'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Amid news that the National Security Agency has secretly been collecting the phone records of millions of Americans, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggest...

Spying Controversy Complicates Cybersecurity Efforts

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (Reuters) - The Obama administration's cybersecurity agenda, whi...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Bianca Bosker

Internet Shrugs Off Mass Surveillance Program | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology

Judging from talk on social networking sites, few people are terribly surprised -- or too upset -- to discover that the government may have been readi...

NSA Spying Program Claimed To Foil Potential Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON June 7 (Reuters) - A secret U.S. intelligence program to collect emails that is at the heart of an uproar...

We the Sheeple

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The government is not above the people, but below it. "We the people" created this government; when it encroaches on our freedoms, it is our constitutional right and duty to encroach on its freedoms.

What Is The Guardian Guarding?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.07.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The Guardian piece seems to have done no harm and may even do some good, but calling it a "scoop" just emphasizes the short attention span of the world's news organizations.

You Have No Privacy. So What?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

We can, and should, be angry to learn that all of our communications and movements have been secretly monitored for years. But we can't escape our own responsibility by claiming to be surprised.

Top 8 Lessons of the NSA Spying Scandal

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.07.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

In the wake of the spying scandal involving the National Security Agency, also known as the NSA, here is my top eight list of things we learned from this revelation

If You're a Verizon Customer, Your Phone Calls Aren't as Private as You Think They Are

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Verizon has been giving the National Security Agency (NSA) daily information on all calls, both domestic and international. So what, exactly, is Verizon handing over after you call your mom to wish her a Happy Mother's Day?

Luke Johnson

Obama Defends NSA Programs, Says Congress Knew About Surveillance | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully defended revelations that the National Security Agency is collecting phone records and elect...

Thank God For Leakers!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

The recent revelations about the National Security Agency's vast powers of surveillance have served to reaffirm, if any such thing was needed, the val...

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

As Massachusetts' special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat gains more national attention, Republican candidate Gabrie...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Releases Statement On Prism Program | Sam Stein | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A massive email surveillance program run by the National Security Agency is not directed at Americans and is legally permissible and hig...

Gerry Smith

NSA Whistleblowers On Surveillance: We Told You So | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology

For years, four former National Security Agency analysts warned that the government was conducting widespread surveillance on domestic communications....

Apple: 'We Have Never Heard Of PRISM'

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Thursday said it does not provide any government agency with direct access to its servers, denying a key aspect of a Washingt...

Jason Linkins

NSA Is All Up In Ur Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

America, here's hoping you've had enough time to come to terms with the National Security Agency scooping up all of your metadata pertaining to all of...

Jason Linkins

Dick Durbin On NSA Surveillance: I Told You So | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) joins Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) today in being forced into a state of agita over the revelation that the NSA has bee...

House Republicans Cry 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday sought to portray recent reports that the National Security Agency is collecting the call ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Patriot Act Author Slams NSA's Phone Records Grab As 'Un-American' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), one of the authors of the Patriot Act, said in a Thursday letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that h...

Government Offers Verizon Bundling Package to Steal Your Information Three Times as Fast

Spencer Green | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Obama Administration is offering a brand new bundling service to American citizens through Verizon that is guaranteed to steal your personal information at three times the normal speed.

Sam Stein

Lawmakers Say NSA Phone Data Revelations Are 'Nothing Particularly New' | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reports that the National Security Agency is collecting the phone logs of millions of U.S. Verizon customers may have hit with a boom We...

Al Gore: NSA Phone Records Collecting 'Obscenely Outrageous'

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Al Gore had some harsh words for the Obama administration in response to the news, first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, that the National Secu...

Ryan J. Reilly

Spy Agency Phone Record Seizure 'Beyond Orwellian' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's seizure of millions of phone Verizon phone records under a secret court order is "alarming" and "beyond Orwel...

THEY'RE WATCHING: NSA Collecting Millions Of Verizon Phone Records

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon Communications customers under a secret ...