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NSA Insiders Reveal How Leaders Violated The Constitution And Misled The Public

Consortiumnews.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In a memo to President Obama, former National Security Agency insiders explain how NSA leaders botched intelligence collection and analysis before 9/1...

Is the NSA's Bulk Telephony Meta-Data Program Constitutional: PART II

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

We do not hesitate to make phone calls because of the infinitesimal risk that the government might be using a pen register to track our calls. Modern technology has changed this completely. Today, the government can collect and store data on all of our telephone calls.

Peter King: Rand Paul 'Doesn't Deserve' His Spot In The Senate

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) lashed out against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his opposition to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance pro...

Paul Calls For Light Punishment Of Snowden

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The public debate over the fate of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden intensified on Sunday wit...

NSA Phone Metadata Collection Reauthorized

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday reauthorized the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program, the Director of National Int...

Is the NSA's Bulk Telephony Metadata Program Constitutional?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The central question posed by the bulk telephony meta-data program is this: Is the government's collection of an individual's telephone call records from the individual's telephone service provider a "search" of that individual within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment?

New NSA Program Revealed

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether th...

ACLU Sues NSA

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday, seeking to force the U.S. ...

The NSA Can Use Your iPhone To Spy On You, Expert Says

AP/The Huffington Post | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 03.02.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world's tool box, pulling back the...

Matt Sledge

Judge Tosses ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA, Citing Terrorists' 'Bold Jujitsu'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A federal judge in Manhattan dismissed an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the National Security Agency's call tracking program on Frida...

Edward Snowden: 'The Mission's Already Accomplished'

The Washington Post | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

During more than 14 hours of interviews, the first he has conducted in person since arriving here in June, Snowden did not part the curtains or step o...

How Justice Sotomayor Struck A Huge Blow To The NSA

MSNBC | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

If Edward Snowden gave federal courts the means to declare the National Security Agency’s data-gathering unconstitutional, Sonia Sotomayor showed th...

Secret Contract Tied NSA And Security Industry Pioneer

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into wi...

President's Review Board Slams NSA's Overbroad Surveillance Operation

Yasmine Taeb | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Yasmine Taeb

The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, tasked with reviewing the NSA's surveillance program, released its highl...

NSA Spied In Over 60 Countries

The New York Times | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Secret documents reveal more than 1,000 targets of American and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an Israeli prime ministe...

GOP Rep Tears Into 'Disgraceful' Rand Paul

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) criticized Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his condemnation of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, charging the Kentu...

Santa's NSA

David Ransom | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
David Ransom

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John Bolton: Edward Snowden 'Ought To Swing From A Tall Oak Tree'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton spoke out against former government contractor Edward Snowden for leaking classified details ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawyer Behind NSA Lawsuit Once Sued His Own Mother

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The guy who successfully convinced a judge that the NSA's metadata program was likely unconstitutional is a conservative lawyer who once...

Mollie Reilly

Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Program Likely Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's phone record surveillance program is likely unconstitutional. U.S. District Court ...

'60 Minutes' Gets TRASHED

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.16.2013 | Media

"60 Minutes" was trashed all over Twitter on Sunday night for a two-part story on the NSA which critics dubbed obsequious at best. The piece was fr...

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...

Report: Obama N.S.A Panel To Urge Big Changes

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

A presidential advisory committee charged with examining the operations of the National Security Agency has concluded that a program to collect data o...

NSA Secretly Using 'Cookies' To Pinpoint Hacking Targets

The Washington Post | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using "cookies" and location d...

NSA And CIA Spied On 'World Of Warcraft' Players

ProPublica | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Lif...