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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

NSA Whistleblowers Reveal Stunning Extent Of Spying Operation

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone callin...

Jason Linkins

Dick Durbin On NSA Surveillance: I Told You So

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

White House Defends Collection Of Phone Records

AP | JULIE PACE and MATT APUZZO | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Matt Sledge

Did The NSA Spy On Kim Dotcom?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Can the irascible, voluble and sizable founder of Megaupload.com blow the lid off the National Security Agency's global spying network? Ki...

Matt Sledge

U.S. Wiretapping Agency: We're 'One Of The Most Highly Regulated Entities In The World'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after the Supreme Court blocked a lawsuit against warrantless wiretapping, the National Security Agency's top lawyer offered a r...

An Implausible Inauguration Speech

Shahid Buttar | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Rhetoric is no substitute for reality, and given the president's unfortunate extension of the Bush-Cheney assault on civil liberties, his administration deserves criticism.

Senate Should Not Rubber Stamp Foreign Surveillance Extension

Ginny Sloan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Next week, the Senate is expected to vote on extension of the FISA Amendments Act. Such broad surveillance powers should not be reauthorized without a thorough examination of the operation of this program.

The Visible Government

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Americans now possess (or more accurately are possessed by) a vast "intelligence" bureaucracy deeply in the shadows, whose activities are a mass of known unknowns and unknown unknowns to those of us on the outside. It is beyond enormous.

Will Obama's Second Term Finally Fulfill His 2008 Promises? (Part II)

Shahid Buttar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The first installment in this series reviewed President Eisenhower's prescient warnings about "the military-industrial complex...endanger[ing] our lib...

Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?

ProPublica | Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan | Posted 08.01.2012 | Technology

Click here for original article. Gen. Keith Alexander is the director of the National Security Agency and oversees U.S. Cyber Command, which means ...

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...

What Price Safety Over Privacy: A Slippery Slope

Geri Spieler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Geri Spieler

How much privacy are we willing to give up ensuring our safety against possible terrorist attacks? Do we have a choice or has this line already been crossed?

That Makes No Sense! Your Security's a Joke (And You're the Butt of It)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the years since the 9/11 attacks, the Complex has made itself, if nothing else, utterly secure, and paranoia has been its closest companion. A superstructure of "security" has been endlessly expanded based largely on the fear that terrorists will do you harm.

We Won't Spy On Americans' Emails, NSA Chief Claims

Reuters | Tabassum Zakaria and David Alexander | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. spy agency that eavesdrops on electronic communications overseas sought on Monday to reassure Am...

What Do We Celebrate this July Fourth?

Shahid Buttar | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

When the United States championed democracy, freedom, and opportunity, it made sense to celebrate the Fourth of July. But are we still promoting those values? If we are paragons of neither opportunity nor freedom, what exactly do we celebrate today?

D.C. Lawyer Who Posed In 'Playboy' Wins First Amendment Award

Posted 06.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. lawyer who posed for Playboy while at Yale Law School will be honored Monday at the Playboy Mansion for her work defending a high...