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Jessica Schulberg

Rand Paul Delivers On NSA Filibuster Promise | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday made good on a threat to filibuster his colleagues' attempts to extend some provisions of the Patrio...

Jeb Bush's Favorite Part Of Obama's Presidency Is NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) really likes at least one part of Barack Obama's presidency: the NSA's mass collection of Americans' phone records. ...

Is Data Hoarding Necessary For Lawful Surveillance?

Joan Feigenbaum | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Joan Feigenbaum

One essential question has received little attention: Is amassing mountains of privacy-sensitive "metadata" technically necessary for effective, lawful electronic tracking and surveillance of legitimate targets? The answer is emphatically no.

Snowden, Greenwald Caution Against Wider Government Monitoring

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, April 5 (Reuters) - Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald, who brought to light the whistleblower's leaks...

Using Metadata to Catch a Whistleblower

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What if that someone also had, as we know the NSA does, access to your social media, email, snail mail, credit card data, travel information, air reservations, and bank records? Orwell was an amateur. Metadata is the key to stripping away the haystack so that the needle is just sitting there.

Security Is the New Oil

Gary Hart | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Gary Hart

The age of communications, mass social media, ubiquitous technology, and of mass interception (and thus of Snowden) is a new world... and not an especially brave one.

Federal Privacy Watchdog Slams NSA Practice

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records provides only minimal benefits to countering ter...

NSA Collecting Text Messages

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


President's Proposal For FISA Public Advocate Legislation a Ticket to Nowhere

Merton Bernstein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Merton Bernstein

President Obama's proposal that Congress authorize "outside government" public advocates is doubly useless: (1) Congress legislates almost nothing; and (2) such advocates would be too slow and limited to provide balance between intelligence needs and constitutional protections. The FISA Court can provide the rules.

Obama Expected To Endorse Surveillance Reform

AP | JULIE PACE and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for ...

You Can't Opt Out: 10 NSA Myths Debunked

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The debate Edward Snowden envisioned when he revealed the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Americans has taken a bad turn. It's time to face these arguments directly. So here are ten myths about NSA surveillance that need debunking.

The NSA's Telephone Meta-data Program: Part I

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

After examining the evidence provided by the NSA, the Review Group concluded that the information obtained through the section 215 telephony meta-data program had not proved necessary to the prevention of any planned terrorist attack since the program's inception in 2006.

Matt Sledge

Secret Court Judge Let NSA Keep Spying Despite Concerns | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

The top judge on the secret court that oversees the National Security Agency's surveillance activities in 2010 warned the agency that it could face cr...

Phone Companies Haven't Challenged NSA Order: Judge

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A newly declassified opinion from the government's secret surveillance court says no company that has received an order to turn ove...

Is The Government Lying About How Much Of Your Metadata It's Using?

Dog Park Media | Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, former NSA Chief Michael Hayden repeated what has become a familiar Obama administration talking point: While the government may mak...

Top Dem Seeks Answers On Spying

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Exactly how many phone records of Americans does the National Security Agency collect in its massive surveillance program? Sen. Di...

The Post-9/11 Evolution Of Data Surveillance

The Washington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department's top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic...