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

Sigmar Gabriel | Posted 10.24.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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...

NSA Admits To 'Blurring The Lines' Between Terrorism And Drugs

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

The National Security Agency is "blurring the lines" between the war on drugs and the war on terror, according to a memo produced by the spy agency it...

I Spy, You Spy: Limiting Government Surveillance of Private Citizens

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Morton H. Halperin

The American government does seem to have wisely ended its practice of routinely seeking to listen in on the cell phone calls of friendly leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At their meeting in D.C., the two governments agreed to set up a working group. This bilateral group should consider a new approach to resolving this problem.

Edward Snowden Describes Himself As A 'Moderate'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

When it comes to politics, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden insists he's in the center. In a wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair published Tues...

Reconciling Internet Freedom and Government Snooping (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Nicholas Kralev

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," Alec Ross, former senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, talks about the role of modern technology in achieving diplomatic objectives, empowering citizens around the world, and reconciling Internet freedom with U.S. government surveillance.

Dissecting Obama's Proposed NSA Reforms

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The reforms, even if enacted exactly as proposed or even slightly strengthened, only alter the security state in some minor and superficial ways. Our Fourth Amendment rights against unwarranted search and seizure remain jackbooted.

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.

Obama: U.S. Needs To Win Back Trust After NSA Spying

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

* Obama, on European trip, says it will take time to win back trust * Obama wants to end bulk storage of phone records by NSA ...

Report: NSA Targeted Chinese Tech Giant's Servers

AP | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were gr...

N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen As Security Threat

New York Times | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deal...

We Need a 'Do Not Track' List

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Americans are now being tracked as they've never been tracked before. What is normal and accepted these days sounds like a tinfoil-hatted paranoiac's delusion from just a few decades ago, in fact.

NSA 'Hijacked' Criminal Botnets To Install Spyware

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 (Reuters) - While U.S. law enforcement agencies have long tried to stamp out networks of compr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senators Okay With Spying On Citizens, But Outraged It Happened To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a staunch defender of government surveillance of ordinary citizens, took to the Senate floor Tuesday w...

Snowden Warns Us of the Dark Path Ahead

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In written testimony to the European Union (EU), Edward Snowden explained in patient, well-written, detailed prose exactly why what the NSA is doing is so dangerous.

The Spy Who Bugged Me

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

The experience gave me the idea for a story: A national security reporter discovers that a subminiature electronic device is implanted in his head. He investigates, propelling him into a life-or-death struggle with the spy who'd bugged him.