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PRISM: No Grown-ups at the Helm

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The "war on terror" -- at home and abroad -- is now more imaginary than real. We live with the dread belief that Americans are under siege by an army of evil-doers probing relentlessly for chinks in our armor so as to strike us a grievous blow.

Apple Co-Founder: 'We're Getting More And More Like' Communist Russia

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak became the latest to lambaste the National Security Agency's surveillance programs in an interview posted recently by S...

Has Your CEO Been Suborned Into Trampling the Constitution?

Bill Frezza | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

The surveillance state may strive to know all and see all, but it cannot survive intense scrutiny of its own behavior, even when backed by an army of lawyers who are expert at stretching the law to its breaking point.

Is Obama Really the 'Lesser of Two Evils'?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

Could John McCain or Mitt Romney have gotten away with what President Barack Obama is doing? Where Democrats once feverishly denounced the actions of George W. Bush, they are now eerily silent when their own candidate behaves in much the same way as his predecessor.

It's A Brave New World, We Just Live In It

Zach Hindin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Zach Hindin

Almost immediately, the press invoked George Orwell to characterize the drama unfolding around Edward Snowden's revelation of the NSA's digitally omniscient domestic surveillance program. It should have been Aldous Huxley.

NKorea: NSA Leaks Prove That U.S. Is 'Kingpin Of Human Rights Abuses'

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea rushed to the defense of American civil liberties on Tuesday, saying revelations of mass surveillance operations showed ...

Obama Defends 'Transparent' NSA Program

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama further defended the National Security Agency's collection of phone and other electronic records to PBS' Charlie Rose, calling ...

Facebook Shares Numbers On Government Data Requests

Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology

Facebook shared some details Friday night about how frequently it receives government requests for information. Between June and December 2012, US ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Senators Push Bill To Limit Data Collection By Government | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will introduce legislation to limit the federal government's authority to collect data...

First, Do No Harm

Jason Ditz | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Jason Ditz

From Apple's legendary 1984 commercial to Google's "don't be evil" motto, the PRISM Nine have all pulled the wool over our eyes in one way or another. It is high time that companies level with us on the specifics -- most importantly where they stand on spying on us.

Privacy, Mailing Lists, Surveillance

Michael Drew | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

We have a right to privacy, don't we? I am probably like many Americans who are more concerned that many employers now look at people's credit scores...

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...

China Says It Has No Info About NSA Whistleblower

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

BEIJING, June 13 (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry offered no details on Thursday on the National Security Agency contractor who revealed the U.S...

Matt Sledge

Court Shoots Down Obama Surveillance Secrecy Claim | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The secret court that reviews the government's foreign surveillance requests ruled on Wednesday that a 2011 opinion finding that th...

EU Warns Obama Over PRISM Spy Program

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

The EU has written to the US attorney general demanding swift answers about a huge American Internet spy programme and warning of "grave adverse conse...

Gerry Smith

The Not-So-Secret Technology Behind The NSA Spying Scandal | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology

Even within the infrastructure of the American surveillance apparatus, the National Security Agency is notoriously secretive. The spy agency jealously...

GOP Rep: Reporters Should Be Prosecuted For Publishing Classified Information

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said on CNN's "AC 360" Tuesday night that reporters should be prosecuted for publishing stories with leaked classified inform...

Presentation Whiz Unsucks NSA Prism Powerpoint Slides

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Amid all of the discussion prompted by bombshell Guardian and Washington Post reports on the NSA's PRISM internet surveillance program, there has been...

Russell Brand: It's Time For A Revolution

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

Russell Brand stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday and shared some thoughts on the NSA's leaked domestic surveillance program and the self-outed whistl...

America's New Normal: Mass Surveillance, Secret Courts and Punishment for Whistleblowers

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The America we learned about in school, the one celebrated in songs and poems, the one to which our ancestors flocked in hopes of starting a new life based upon promises of wealth and liberty, is getting harder to find with every passing day.

How To Protect Your Phone From Secret Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology

After The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the existence of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs this week, many Ameri...

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...


The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

As Fox News' Megyn Kelly noted earlier on Monday, the bombshell revelations about the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs have cre...

'Endless Wars Overseas, Infringing on Civil Liberties at Home': An Interview on NSA Surveillance With Former State Department Official Matthew Hoh

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

"We shouldn't be surprised that a government establishment that is not being held accountable or in check by any other institution, that is Byzantine in size, structure and purpose, and that receives 25 percent of all government funding is overreaching."

Surveillance: The God That Failed

Jason Ditz | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jason Ditz

Murders, kidnappings -- in fact, all the violent and non-violent crimes in the United States are being committed by people who, if they are on the Internet, were under surveillance. Yet PRISM failed to detect any of these other plots ahead of time.