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NSA Data Mining

The Country Has Big Trouble

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

The two guys at the top of national security (the Director of National Intelligence and the director of the CIA) have both been caught lying to the American people and to the U.S. Senate -- they have no right to lie.

The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Pratap Chatterjee

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes. This is especially true when it comes to spying on you and gathering every imaginable version of your "data."

More NSA Surveillance Revealed

The New York Times | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of t...

XKeyscore Is a Hacker's Jackpot

Sam Dorison | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
Sam Dorison

Much of the debate so far focuses on government invasion of privacy. While the privacy issues are certainly important, also significant is what could happen if the collected information got into the wrong hands.

Jason Linkins

Accused Bank Robber Seeks Exculpatory Evidence From NSA Trove | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Via Kevin Drum comes a story of something that was pretty much bound to happen in the wake of disclosures that the National Security Agency has been t...

Let the Debates Begin

Hector Villagra | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Hector Villagra

The debate we are now having about government surveillance has become possible only because of "unauthorized disclosures" to the press. It is scandalous that the president didn't see the need for the debate earlier, and bring it to the public's attention himself.

The Six Vital Questions About NSA Surveillance

Leslie Harris | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The startling revelations about NSA surveillance this week have brought a firestorm of media attention, but there are few solid answers about how these programs operate, how our personal information is being used or how post 9-11 laws have been interpreted.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, in the midst of revelations that the NSA has been secretly collecting vast amounts of information on us, and just before yet another middling jobs report was released, President Obama visited North Carolina as part of a "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunities Tour." Though the middle class continues to get pummeled -- with family wealth declining almost 30 percent in the last decade -- the White House brings up the issue only sporadically. It pops up, gets a few lines in a speech, then disappears again. The administration's meandering approach is like when an old person wanders into the kitchen and can't remember why: "Now what did I come in here for? Oh yeah, that's right -- some yogurt... and the middle class!" Maybe the president would be motivated to bring some sustained urgency to this crisis if the conversations the NSA is busy collecting were between America's 22 million unemployed and underemployed.

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...