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Bush's NSA Director: Obama More Transparent Than We Were

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Gen. Michael Hayden, NSA director under former president George W. Bush, defended the legality of the agency's massive phone and internet data surveil...

Sam Stein

Jeff Merkley Presses FISA Court To Open Its Books On Phone Surveillance | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Towards the end of his hearing Wednesday on cyber threats and the intelligence community’s surveillance efforts, Gen. Keith Alexander,...

Bank Robbery Suspect Wants NSA Phone Records For His Defense

Sun Sentinel | Paula McMahon | Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

One South Florida man accused in a series of bank robbery attempts is hoping the recent revelation that the federal government is secretly keeping mil...

Grayson Moves To Halt 'Completely Wrong' Spying Tactics

The Orlando Sentinel | Mark K. Matthews | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prompted by recent reports of widespread government collection of telephone and Internet records, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has...

The PRISM Lesson

Shan Wells | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Intelligence Czar: I Gave 'Least Untruthful' Answer On Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sought to clarify his claim that the National Security Agency does not collect information on millions...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Blames Lawmakers For Lack Of Knowledge On NSA Surveillance | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) chastised lawmakers on Tuesday for claiming they had not been briefed on the National Securit...

First Lawsuit Filed Over NSA Phone Records Program

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Nearly a week after The Guardian broke word that the NSA was collecting phone records of millions of Americans, the first lawsuit has been filed in re...

Team Obama Weighing Damage From Release Of Major Secrets

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - The Obama administration has launched an internal review to assess damage to nationa...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows What Americans Think About NSA Surveillance | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Two new polls released Monday paint conflicting pictures of reactions to revelations of the National Security Agency's collection of the phone records...

NSA Leaks Prompts Calls For Less Reliance On Outside Contractors

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have to reconsider how much it relies on outside defense co...

The NSA and Verizon: Paranoid Delusions or an Assault on Your Rights?

Adam Banner | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Adam Banner

Proponents of the domestic surveillance say the metadata collected is minimally invasive and is not personally identifiable. But how hard is it to determine endless information about a person based on his or her phone number and location?

99 Percent Of Booz Allen Hamilton's Revenue Comes From The Federal Government

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

Soon after National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed himself Sunday, his employer, the government consulting firm Booz Allen Hami...

Ask Your NSA

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Marty Kaplan

Dear NSA, It turns out that our handyman has been looking at gay porn on my laptop. Is there a way to correct your records? Name Withheld, Washington, D.C.

Why Major Surveillance Reveal Will Tear Apart The GOP

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Here’s something I’ll certainly be keeping one eye fixed on as the Edward Snowden story advances: the degree to which the American right takes him...

Feinstein: NSA Program Helped Disrupt Terror Plots

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are divided about whether there's evidence that the government's phone records co...

Lucia Graves

GOP Rep.: Journalist Who Broke NSA Story 'Doesn't Have A Clue' | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who ...

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.

Rand Paul Weighs Supreme Court Challenge For NSA Programs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that he is weighing a Supreme Court challenge to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance programs...

Lucia Graves

Mark Udall: No Proof Phone Records Program Stops Terrorism | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Sunday expressed skepticism over whether the government's v...

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.

The Government and Its Secrets: A Matter of Principles

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 08.08.2013 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

This is a story about transparency and the lack of it. It is a story about secrecy and its damages. It is a story about principles that are being flouted. I am asking for government to behave according to principles. I am also asking companies to do so.

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...