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Alexander Denies NSA Collected European Phone Records

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the National Security Agency says millions of telephone phone records of European citizens were swep...

Feinstein, McCain Get Off the NSA Bus

William Bradley | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Why did we do it? Why did we veer so far over the mark between inquiry and outright spying. Well, we may be getting some specific answers to that question. In the meantime, I think the broad answer is that we did it because we could do it.

Obama Orders NSA To Curb Spying On United Nations Headquarters

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball (Reuters) - President Barack Obama recently ordered the National Security Agency to curtail eavesdropping on the United Nations h...

A Rogue Superpower

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In the years before 9/11, the U.S. focused its global attentions on what it then called "rogue states." The U.S. now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world.

Snowden Didn't Take Away Our Privacy, But We Can Still Reclaim It

Gloria Yu | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Gloria Yu

In light of the fact that our behavior fails to align with our purported principles, we are compelled to reassess the value of privacy to American life and what we can do if we hope to reclaim it.

The NSA & FBI Are Watching The S*** Out Of You

Posted 10.29.2013 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the NSA and FBI can justify spying on all of us. See, they're just protecting us from imminent ...

Obama, Congress Owe Snowden Thanks, and a Pardon

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Now we know that even the president needs leaks from Edward Snowden to be fully informed about the dastardly acts of his own top spy agency.

Obama May Order NSA To Stop Spying On Allies

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Diane Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Monday called for a "total review of ...

Matt Sledge

U.S. Official Hides Behind Shutdown When Asked About NSA Spying | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Summoned to an international human rights hearing on the National Security Agency's worldwide surveillance apparatus, a United States of...

White House Official Sees Need For 'Constraints' On NSA Spying

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that some constraints are needed ...

NATO Chief Says Reports Of NSA Surveillance On Allies 'Not Helpful'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The American general who commands NATO forces in Europe says reports of alleged U.S. monitoring of allies' conversat...

NSA Does the Grand Tour

Michael Brenner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Being the last remaining super power and champion of the "free world' means that you never have to say you are sorry -- or, at least, that is the conviction of the White House. Being Barack Obama means that behavior others experience as offensive does not elicit an admission of error.

NSA Reportedly Collected Data On Huge Amount Of Country's Phone Calls

Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

An upcoming story in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo reports that the U.S. National Security Agency swept up data on 60 million phone calls in Spain ov...

GOP Rep Says Spying Allegations Are '100% Wrong'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Aruna Viswanatha and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Two Republican congressmen on Sunday defended Washington's surv...

Obama Aware Of Spying On Merkel Since 2010: Report

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

The United States flatly denied Sunday that President Barack Obama had been informed years ago that US spy agencies were monitoring German Chancellor ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Hello from Dharamsala, India, where I'm attending a gathering of The Mind and Life Institute with the Dalai Lama, and where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wasn't bothered by this week's news that the NSA had accessed 70.3 million calls in France and tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone -- because he doesn't own a cell phone or use email. EU leaders are less sanguine and are sending a delegation to Washington for talks to set new guidelines, like Merkel's demand for a "no-spying" pact similar to one America has with the UK. As Obama said in Berlin in 2008, true partnership and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." We've got the listening part down; trust -- not so much. If only the NSA had spied on the Department of HHS and reported back to the White House about the state of the Obamacare rollout instead.

Farah Mohamed

NSA Protest Draws Thousands In Washington | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands rallied against the National Security Agency's domestic and international surveillance programs Saturday, marching from Union ...

NSA's Website Goes Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

The website for the National Security Agency went offline Friday, with unavailable during the early evening. On Twitter, accounts associated w...

Private Sector Paying Price for Government Privacy Follies

Christina Gagnier | Posted 12.25.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While foreign governments may be wagging their finger at the United States for their navigation of private information beyond sovereign borders, many American companies, particularly in the technology sector, may end up paying the price for our own sovereign's transgressions.

Marco Rubio: 'Everyone Spies On Everybody'

Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

As European leaders express their fury at the news that the United States may be spying on them and their countrymen, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has di...

NSA Reportedly Monitored Phone Calls Of 35 World Leaders

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugit...

Merkel Scolds Obama

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Matt Sledge

Washington Rally Will Target NSA Surveillance | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency's opponents are moving out of the courts and onto the streets in a demonstration against mass surveillance on Saturday. ...

Matt Sledge

Obama Criticized For Secret Spying And Drone Laws | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A coalition of human rights and journalism groups sent a letter on Tuesday to President Barack Obama asking him to curb his administration...

Journalists Using Snowden's Documents Are Protected by the First Amendment. But What About Snowden?

Peter Scheer | Posted 12.22.2013 | Media
Peter Scheer

This double-standard -- exposing government leakers to punishment while insulating the journalists who publicize their leaks -- may seem unfair, arbitrary, even offensive. The double-standard is nonetheless necessary.