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Jeb Bush: 'Not A Shred Of Evidence' That Patriot Act Violated Anyone's Civil Liberties

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush on Thursday offered a full-throated defense of the Patriot Act, the post-9/11 surveillance law signed by his brother, while on ...

Two Years After Snowden, a Plea for Perspective

Riley Roberts | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Riley Roberts

In the days ahead, as we reappraise Edward Snowden's complicated legacy, now two years old -- and as Congress considers a package of sensible NSA reforms -- what's called for is a dose of clear-eyed realism, an appetite for nuance, and a high tolerance for uncertainty.

White House Warns Not Passing Surveillance Bill Poses Security Risk

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that letting surveillance legislation lapse in Congress would pose a risk to U.S. secur...

House Approves Bill That Would End NSA Bulk Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would end spy agencies' bulk collections of Ameri...

Journalism in the Age of Mass Surveillance

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

Surveillance has begun to replace censorship as the weapon of choice for both democracies and repressive regimes intent on silencing and intimidating journalists.

Bipartisan Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act To End Government Spying On Americans

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress Tuesday would end government spying on ordinary Americans by repealing the Patriot Act as advocates rush to r...

Ignorance Is Bliss

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Factual information is out of fashion. American society now devalues it. Subjective attitude and opinion are considered to be as worthy as accurate renderings of reality. Many wear their ignorance as a badge of honor.

Americans Don't Care Enough About NSA Spying To Protect Themselves

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

Americans are being spied on, but does anyone care?

Researchers: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Computer Hard Drives

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Wester...

Obama Acknowledges Damage From NSA Eavesdropping On Angela Merkel

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that revelations of U.S. surveillance on Ger...

Matt Sledge

The Gaping Hole In Obama's FBI Surveillance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

The federal government this week announced a reform to an investigative tool that gives the FBI sweeping surveillance power. But a target of that surv...

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

Spiegel Online | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is...

Documents Shed New Light On Legal Wrangling Over Spying In U.S.

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

In January 2007, Judge Malcolm Howard issued an extraordinary order on behalf of the nation’s secret surveillance court. He interpreted the Foreign ...

Make 2016 About Surveillance

Alyona Minkovski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Alyona Minkovski

Americans need to hold all 2016 candidates to account, congressional and presidential. We can play a role in shaping the platform and agenda, rather than reluctantly accepting a system of mass surveillance.

How NSA Spying, Google and Chlorinated Chickens Are Pitting Germans Against Americans -- And What to Do About It

Sigmar Gabriel | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Sigmar Gabriel

The "Chlorhuhn" chicken symbolizes the fears triggered by a proposed free trade agreement. The fear is that foreign products will push out local goods, and that health standards will drop. We are also having an argument about the way the major Internet companies mine and use data -- with the danger that they will turn us into transparent human beings. But one thing we do agree on is that unrestricted monitoring of communications by secret services can destroy the Internet as a space of liberty. Google's Eric Schmidt rightly described this practice as "outrageous."

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Matt Sledge

Judges Express Fears Over NSA Phone Surveillance Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Judges considering the fate of the National Security Agency's call tracking program in an appeals hearing on Tuesday repeatedly expressed ...

Dem Senator To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transpar...

The West and Russia: Naiveté Without Borders?

András Simonyi | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
András Simonyi

The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines MH17 is the price we pay for the naiveté of the West concerning Russia's Vladimir Putin, the soft response to his aggression against Ukraine and for the division, mostly of our own making, among allies.

Zach Carter

Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

You have to credit them for consistency. If you call the The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you'll be greeted with an appropriate we...

Matt Sledge

Government Privacy Board Okays Controversial NSA Surveillance Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A government privacy oversight board's draft report, released Tuesday night, finds the National Security Agency's use of a controversial surveillance ...

Another US Spying Problem in Latin America: The Drug Enforcement Agency

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

This is potentially an even bigger breach of diplomatic trust than the NSA spying that Dilma denounced at the United Nations.

Matt Sledge

House Passes Landmark Amendment To Stop Warrantless NSA Searches

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

The House overwhelmingly approved an amendment Thursday meant to block the National Security Agency from performing warrantless searches on Americans'...

Mexico's Oil Privatization: Risky Business

Laura Carlsen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Carlsen

As capitalism's growth imperative pushes speculation toward the next financial meltdown and fossil fuel production toward planetary destruction, Mexico's political and economic elites are eager to jump in the game.

Matt Sledge

House Passes Weak Response To NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

The House passed a gutted version of an NSA reform bill on Thursday, shifting the dimming hopes for change this year to the Senate. The bill repres...