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Leaked NSA Documents Show How U.S. Is Bugging European Allies

The Guardian | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

US intelligence services are spying on the European Union mission in New York and its embassy in Washington, according to the latest top secret US Nat...

Report: U.S. Taps Half-Billion German Phone, Internet Links A Month

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

* Classes its biggest European ally as target like China -Spiegel * Has bugged EU offices, computer networks too -German magazine ...

NSA Reportedly Bugged European Union Offices, Networks

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

* NSA bugged offices, spied on internal networks -magazine * U.S. agency "accessed documents, read emails" (Adds U.S. spokesman had...

Mick Jagger: 'I'm Sure Obama Is Listening In'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were performing in Washington D.C. on Monday night when the singer threw some shade in the direction of President B...

Dem Senator Takes Action On Exposed NSA Programs

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy, introduced a bill on Monday seeking to rein in the sw...

How To Save America From Becoming A Dystopia

92nd Street Y | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's ongoing partnership with Salon.com, senior writer Andrew O'Hehir spoke with us about the validity behind the view of America becoming...

Meta-Data

Neil McCarthy | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Like the philosopher's world of metaphysics, the NSA's world of meta-data clothes reality in an abstract lingo that suggests nothing all that personal -- or real -- is being examined.

Laughing Matters: U.S. Government vs. Voices of Conscience

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Subhankar Banerjee

The US government and voices of conscience are now engaged in a war -- not a laughing matter. We can only hope -- to make sense of this ongoing war -- there will be humor.

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 ...

Report Alleging Big NSA Admission Raises Questions

Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

A blockbuster article published by CNET Saturday night alleges that the National Security Agency has the power to listen to Americans' phone calls wit...

Gore: NSA Surveillance Violates Constitution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore broke with many of his fellow Democrats Friday and said that the NSA surveillance programs violate the constitution. ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Senators Push Bill To Limit Data Collection By Government

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Michael McAuliff

Pelosi Wants To Prosecute Snowden

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Edward Snowden, who has claimed responsibility for the leak of National...

Michael McAuliff

NSA Boss Says Surveillance Has Disrupted Dozens Of Terror Plots

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, defended his agency's surveillance of millions of Americans' Internet an...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Senators: Background Checks Are Bad, But NSA Spying Is Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just months after many U.S. senators opposed tougher background checks for gun buyers on the grounds that they would tread on Americans'...

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...

What's All the Fuss About?

Bruce Hartford | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Bruce Hartford

Now government agencies have all this data revealing all these personal patterns. Can a prosecutor subpoena them? What about a divorce attorney? Might State's Attorney Nogoodnick who's in a tight reelection race ask his agency buddies for some inside dope on his opponent?

WATCH: Al Franken Defends NSA Over Spying Allegations

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Liberal Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) emerged as a vocal defender of the National Security Agency on Tuesday, telling Minneapolis-based CBS affiliate WCCO...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Blames Lawmakers For Lack Of Knowledge On NSA Surveillance

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Luke Johnson

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduces Bill Rolling Back Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), joined by a group of Democrats and Republicans, introduced a bill Tuesday to require ...

Joe Klein: Why We're All Overreacting On NSA Scandal

time.com | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Unaccustomed as I am to agreeing with Marc Thiessen, hell has frozen over and he’s on the right track about the National Security Agency–leaks non...

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?

Michael McAuliff

Bill Would Repeal Obama's Extraordinary War Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sweeping law that allows the president to wage an unlimited global war on terror would be repealed under a bill set to be offered th...

Internet Spying Brings Questions For U.S. Allies

Reuters | Andrew Osborn | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - Revelations of a huge, secret U.S. Internet spying programme have raised awkward questions for allies, forced to explain wh...