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NSA Collects Millions Of Email Address Books

Washington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world,...

We Don't Need More 'Spin' About NSA's Unconstitutional Domestic Snooping, We Need It Stopped

Ivan Eland | Posted 12.14.2013 | World
Ivan Eland

Foreign and national security policy should be protecting the republic and its institutions, not undermining them or taking priority over them. Unfortunately, as in Roman times, the republic is being undermined by a global empire.

Fighting Back Against The NSA One Email At A Time

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security...

Matt Sledge

NSA Surveillance Reform Efforts Take A Hit | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- After a summer of National Security Agency leaks, momentum has shifted to a debate on surveillance reform. But reform efforts in Congre...

Pushing for Global Human Rights in a World of Pervasive Surveillance

Jens-Henrik Jeppesen | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Jens-Henrik Jeppesen

Europeans are outraged over the ongoing revelations about America's pervasive surveillance programs -- and they should be.

Matt Sledge

Shutdown Halts NSA Transparency Fight | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Efforts to force the National Security Agency to become more transparent have become the latest victim of the government shutdown, with the tech compa...

Congressional Intelligence Committees Should Let Public See Their Work

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

Intelligence committee staffers have monthly meetings where they review footage of strikes, CIA intelligence reports and casualty assessments. There is no public evidence, though, that they have ever spoken to people who suffered injuries or lost family members in U.S. strikes, their counsel, or witnesses from the affected countries.

Justice Department Seeks Delay In NSA Case

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says that because of the shutdown, it wants a federal court to delay a court case in which th...

Stop Watching Us: D.C. to More Than Double Traffic Cameras

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Kurt A. Gardinier

The increase in traffic cameras in D.C. and around the country is just one more extension of our growing surveillance state. We're constantly being monitored everywhere we go and it's very unsettling.

Matt Sledge

Govt. Tries To Wall Off NSA Surveillance From Challenge | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

The government is arguing in the terrorism case that serves as the National Security Agency's primary public justification for its bulk collection of ...

Time to Split the Cyber 'Deep State' of NSA and Cyber Command

Jason Healey | Posted 12.02.2013 | Technology
Jason Healey

The same military officer -- General Keith Alexander -- is the Director of the National Security Agency, the top intelligence officer plugging the cyber threat and leading cyber policy advocate, while also the head of U.S. Cyber Command, the cyber commander ready to combat those same threats.

Senator on NSA: 'We Get More In The Newspapers Than In Classified Briefings'

Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee complained Wednesday at an oversight hearing that he learns more about the NSA's programs in the newspa...

NSA Using Data To Create Sophisticated Social Media Connections

New York Times | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americ...

Matt Sledge

Did Senators Grill NSA Chief? Mostly No | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Gen. Keith Alexander defended the National Security Agency and derided the press in the Senate Intelligence Committee's first public hearing since Edw...

Alexander: It's In U.S.'s Best Interest To 'Put All The Phone Records' Into A Searchable 'Lockbox'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said the NSA wants to collect more phone records, even after being the subject of recent public unea...

Top Intelligence Officer Open To NSA Limits

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's top intelligence officer is telling lawmakers he's willing to consider limits on surveillance by the National Security...

Matt Sledge

Surveillance Court Asked To Open Up | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

A civil liberties group is asking the secretive court that oversees the National Security Agency's surveillance programs to open up its deliberations ...

Documents Reveal NSA Spied On MLK

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Newly-declassified documents reveal that the National Security Agency targeted one of America's most revered civil rights icons. The National Secur...

Fresh NSA Surveillance Effort Comes At Awkward Time

Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who oversee U.S. intelligence agencies are working to expand the government's spyi...

Spying Review Board's Independence Questioned

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers ...

Brazil's Cancellation of State Visit Marks Another Low Point in U.S.-Latin American Relations

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The rift with Brazil comes at a time of worsening U.S. relations with Latin America, and especially South America. It is indicative of a much deeper problem.

NSA Chief: Terrorists Love Gmail

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology

Gmail is reportedly the most "preferred” online service of “terrorists worldwide.” The Google marketing team likely won't be celebrating the...

Americans Have a Right to Know Details of Government Data Requests

Zachary Graves | Posted 09.12.2013 | Technology
Zachary Graves

If the government is going to continue the practice of forcing private companies to hand over users’ private information in the name of national security, then the American public should have a right to know which companies are being asked and how often.

NSA Shares Raw Intelligence With Israel, Including Americans' Data

The Guardian | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a to...

NSA Surveillance Machine Grew Too Big For Anyone To Understand

AP | JACK GILLUM and RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Years ago, back when computer users were dialing up the Internet, civilian government scientists already were expressing concerns a...