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NYPD Commissioner Slams NSA Secrecy

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 06.18.2013 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly slammed the Obama administration for its handling of the National Security Administration scandal -- but not be...

WATCH: Miss Alabama Weighs In On NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

Somewhere in the mix of modeling a swimsuit and an evening gown at last night's Miss USA competition, Miss Alabama gave her take on the National Secur...

Orwell Revisited: Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"You had to live -- did live, from habit that became instinct -- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, e...

Obama Defends 'Transparent' NSA Program

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama further defended the National Security Agency's collection of phone and other electronic records to PBS' Charlie Rose, calling ...

Blind Justice or Foul Ball?

Arn Pearson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Arn Pearson

Now that a major leak has blown the cover off that story and exposed a massive data mining operation by the NSA, will congressional leaders and U.S. Attorney Machen demand justice and rush to convene a grand jury?

WATCH: Famed Porn Star Looooves The NSA

Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy

Funny or Die nailed the NSA in a new video that compares the troubled intelligence agency with a phone sex hotline. Porn-actress-turned-regular-actres...

The Making of a Global Security State

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Washington's urge to take control of the global communications environment, lock, stock, and chat room, to gather its "data" -- billions and billions of pieces of it -- and so turn the world into a secret set of connections, represents a remarkable development.

Obama Administration Secrecy Examined

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's as if the United States has two governments, one open and one very much not. President Barack Obama leads both, trying not to butt ...

Thinking About the Government

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

We have almost reached a tipping point where majorities of Americans who want government to be on their side look in vain for a government that actually serves them. Meanwhile, the national security state is more overweening than ever.

Rise of the Techtarian: Seeing Through the Big Data PRISM

Stan Stalnaker | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Stan Stalnaker

If big data can be used to spy, it can be used to reveal. If it can be used to subjugate, it can be used to liberate. Figuring out those functions is the urgent duty of everyone in tech, and they will have a great impact on how pervasive technology comes to finally be used.

Is This The Face Of The NSA?

Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy

Laina, aka Overly Attached Girlfriend, has released a new video spoofing the only person more dedicated to knowing everything about you than she is, U...

Officials Say NSA Programs Thwarted Potential Terrorist Plots In 20 Nations

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the Nation...

Only 47 Senators Attend Key Briefing On NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

Only 47 senators attended a closed-door briefing on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs Thursday. More than half of the 100 United...

Inside The Government's Massive Spying Program


WASHINGTON — In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with co...

Emily Swanson

Poll Reveals What Americans Think The NSA Is Up To | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Americans have widely differing perceptions of what kinds of surveillance are included in recently revealed National Security Agency programs, accordi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Senators Push Bill To Limit Data Collection By Government | 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...

The Power of the Individual: Fathers Know Best

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

I thank Edward Snowden for again showing us the power one individual can have on this planet of more than 7 billion people. An awesome reminder of the strength in numbers -- the number one. You.

A Sense of Proportion

Stephan A. Schwartz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Stephan A. Schwartz

What does it say about us, that we have no problem with tens of thousands of people being killed by guns, yet a terrorist act that kills hundreds or even several thousand justifies Orwellian surveillance?

The NSA Affair: A Symptom, Not a Cause

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

The relationship of government to the citizen has become an insultingly patronizing game characterized by a Pavlovian call-and-response: "We're just trying to protect America!" elicits "thank God they're trying to keep us safe!"

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.