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Explaining Snowden, Petraeus, Manning, and Clinton

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even in the era of widening partisan gaps, it would be ill-advised to throw around indictments willy-nilly. Voters use James Comey's statements for the insights on Clinton's fitness for the presidency, not prison.

Matt Sledge

Obama Gets An Incomplete On NSA Reform | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised to reform the National Security Agency a year ago this month. Interviews and a report released Thursday show just how ...

NSA: Tech Companies Knew About PRISM The Whole Time

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

Since leaked documents revealed that Internet companies like Apple, Facebook and Google were giving the National Security Agency vast access to people...

U.S. Government Tech: Lousy at Health Care, Great at Flying Death Robots

Will Bunch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

The reality is that when it comes to the science of flying death robots, the United States is the world leader. Our drone systems may not be 100 percent perfect, but they rarely fail. When it comes to killing people remotely from the air, nobody does it better. Technologically, that is. Morally, it's a different story.

Ellsberg: Bradley Manning Conviction Is Beginning Of Police State

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Tuesday for handing WikiLeaks a massive cache of sensitive government documents. On Wednesday, ...

Yes, You Have the Right to Be Snooped

Ivailo Kalfin | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Ivailo Kalfin

Such "techniques," often justified by the fight against terrorism, are incompatible with the European concept of personal freedom.

Big Tech Company CEO Is Totally Fine With NSA Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology

The chief executive of one of the country's biggest software companies thinks that NSA surveillance is "absolutely essential." Oracle CEO Larry Ell...

Unlike Media, Public More Concerned About Spying Snowden Exposed Than Secrets He Leaked

Edward Wasserman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Media
Edward Wasserman

It's unwise to put too much weight on polls, but a recent survey on the Edward Snowden affair suggests better judgment among the general public than our usual opinion leaders have been able to muster.

Gerry Smith

Meet Tor, The Military-Made Privacy Network That Counts Edward Snowden As A Fan | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology

When the U.S. Navy created Tor, a software that enables people to use the Internet anonymously, it didn't envision someone like Edward Snowden. Qui...

What Edward Snowden Is Teaching Us About America

Brian Penny | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Brian Penny

Ever since Edward Snowden stepped into the global spotlight for leaking information about U.S. intel gathering, he has become a quasi-celebrity. Much ...

How Edward Snowden Could End Cyber Warfare

Reuters | Tom Miles | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance have created a chance for countries to ca...

Report: German Spies Used NSA Data

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

BERLIN, July 15 (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) has known about U.S. surveillance and storage of German data for years and u...

Greenwald: Snowden Documents Could Be 'Worst Nightmare' For U.S.

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

BUENOS AIRES, July 13 (Reuters) - Fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden controls dangerous information that could become the United Sta...

Microsoft's Cooperation With NSA Revealed

The Guardian | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Secu...

The Quiet Coup: No, Not Egypt. Here.

John Tirman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

The United States is partially governed by a deep state: undemocratic, secret, aligned with intelligence agencies, spying on friend and foe, lawless in almost every respect. If this doesn't constitute a coup d'etat, it's hard to imagine what would.

Is South America the Answer to Edward Snowden's Prayers?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Much to the chagrin of the Obama administration, the unlikely Evo Morales incident has made Washington look like an international bully. In Germany, there are growing calls to assist Snowden, and meanwhile, South America may prove more receptive to the young whistleblower.

LISTEN: These NSA Recruiters Are Going To Regret Visiting The University Of Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Attention all NSA recruiters: If you're planning to pitch your agency at a college career fair anytime soon, be sure to bring your "A" game. A duo ...

Snowden NSA Saga: Righteous German Indignation Smacks of Hypocrisy

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the aftermath of the Edward Snowden controversy, which has revealed massive National Security Administration (NSA) spying in Germany, top officials in Berlin have expressed indignation that Washington would turn on a friendly ally.

Bush Defends Internet Spying

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush defended PRISM, the Internet spying program that began under his administration but remained secret until The Washingt...

Former FISA Judge Bristles At Government Collaboration Claims

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The former chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is pushing back against the suggestion that she and her colleagues collaborated ...

Apple, Facebook Hit With Privacy Complaint Over NSA Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Major U.S. tech companies, Apple and Facebook among them, have denied granting the National Security Agency direct access to their servers, but one pr...

NSA 101

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Hemanshu Nigam

Growing public concern about the privacy of electronic information leaves many Internet users questioning how and why the government retrieves Internet data unbeknownst to users. 1The questions and answers below clarify current U.S. intelligence surveillance law and its impact on companies and private citizens.

Matt Sledge

NSA Deletes Surveillance 'Fact' Sheet | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after coming under fire from congressional critics, the National Security Agency is trying to flush a controversial surveillance "...

Matt Sledge

Senators Blast NSA's 'Significant' Inaccuracy | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) called on the director of the National Security Agency to correct what they called ...

The Economics of PRISM and the Internet

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

Increasingly, the NSA story has been linked with Big Data and to the extent this development makes netizens more reluctant to engage in online activity, that is a concern that needs to be addressed.