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Nsa Surveillance

Did The Feds Spy Program Spark The Chicago Terror Plot Arrest?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Prosecutors haven't denied that an expanded U.S. phone and internet surveillance program triggered an investigation that led to terrorism c...

Obama To Give Major Speech Amid Backlash From Spying Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

* Obama to speak at Brandenburg Gate, meet Merkel * German leader to press president on cyber-snooping * After pivot to ...

Documentary Filmmaker Takes On Role In Edward Snowden Story

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Laura Poitras' skill and boldness as a documentary filmmaker have gained her Oscar and Emmy nominations, Sundance Film Festival ho...

Spy America and Its Willing Victims

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The latest exposure of the Obama administration's cavalier violation of Americans' civil liberties underscores the audacious challenge that confronts us. That audacity is matched by our leaders' pattern of deceit and dishonesty.

The NSA May Want To Filter Every Single Email And Tweet

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Technology

The National Security Agency isn't quite sure that it's doing enough when it comes to tuning into people's digital lives. A profile of NSA Director Ge...

First, Do No Harm

Jason Ditz | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Jason Ditz

From Apple's legendary 1984 commercial to Google's "don't be evil" motto, the PRISM Nine have all pulled the wool over our eyes in one way or another. It is high time that companies level with us on the specifics -- most importantly where they stand on spying on us.

Dem Rep: NSA Revelations Only 'The Tip Of The Iceberg'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) warned that the recent revelations on the government's clandestine national surveillance programs, brought to light by...

Clarity From Snowden -- But Murky Response From Progressives in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The Progressive Caucus could supply a principled counterweight to the bombast coming from the likes of Boehner and Feinstein. But for that to happen, leaders of the caucus would need to set a good example by putting up a real fight.

Michael McAuliff

Pelosi Wants To Prosecute Snowden | 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...

Do the NSA's Phone and Internet Monitoring Programs Make Sense?

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Miron

The National Security Administration's monitoring of Americans' phone calls and internet communications raises a fundamental question: when is increased security worth reduced privacy or civil liberty?

Rove: Edward Snowden Made The World 'Less Safe'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Former Bush adviser Karl Rove weighed in Wednesday on reports of the National Security Agency's large-scale surveillance of phone and internet data, s...

Bush's NSA Director: Obama More Transparent Than We Were

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Gen. Michael Hayden, NSA director under former president George W. Bush, defended the legality of the agency's massive phone and internet data surveil...

Sam Stein

Jeff Merkley Presses FISA Court To Open Its Books On Phone Surveillance | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Towards the end of his hearing Wednesday on cyber threats and the intelligence community’s surveillance efforts, Gen. Keith Alexander,...

Here's Where The NSA Will Store Secretly Gathered Emails

AP | BRADY MCCOMBS | Posted 06.13.2013 | Technology

BLUFFDALE, Utah — The nation's new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, tucked away on a Nat...

Orwell 2013

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


NSA Whistleblower Remains An Enigma

AP | CONNIE CASS and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The man who told the world about the U.S. government's gigantic data grab also talks a lot about himself. Mostly through his own w...

Editor Gives Details On Whereabouts Of Whistleblower

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

HONG KONG (AP) — The former CIA employee who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs remains in Hong Kong, where activists ra...

Bank Robbery Suspect Wants NSA Phone Records For His Defense

Sun Sentinel | Paula McMahon | Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

One South Florida man accused in a series of bank robbery attempts is hoping the recent revelation that the federal government is secretly keeping mil...

NSA Surveillance Is Legal, and That's the Worst Thing About It

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

One of the most disturbing realities the surveillance revelations have brought into relief is that in its drive to safeguard national security, the Obama Administration has concocted tactics that draw a sharp line dividing the state and the public, casting the latter in the role of potential conspirator.

WATCH: Sean Hannity's Staggering Hypocrisy Revealed

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

Sean Hannity sure has changed his tune. The rambunctious Fox News host on Monday lashed into the Obama administration over the revelations of wides...

Feds Hunted For NSA Whistleblower Days Before Program Went Public

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. government investigators began an urgent search for Edward Snowden several day...

An Open Letter to Neil Cavuto

Julian Epstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Julian Epstein

I am writing -- as a friend -- to tell you how profoundly disappointed I was when you "cut (my) damn mic" on your Saturday show as I tried to explain why it is wrong and confused to "conflate" the IRS controversy with those involving NSA surveillance and DOJ leak investigations.

Matt Sledge

Court Shoots Down Obama Surveillance Secrecy Claim | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The secret court that reviews the government's foreign surveillance requests ruled on Wednesday that a 2011 opinion finding that th...

New Details On Whistleblower's Past Emerge

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

By Kristina Cooke and John Shiffman SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Long before he became known worldwide as the NSA con...

NSA Director: Program Disrupted Dozens Of Attacks

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

BY KIMBERLY DOZIER AND CONNIE CASS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The director of the National Security Agency says surveillance programs hav...