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Law Firm Reportedly Ensnared In NSA Surveillance

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

By Casey Sullivan Feb 15 (Reuters) - An unnamed U.S. law firm was caught up in the global surveillance of the National Security Agency...

Chuck Schumer Reveals How He's 'To The Right Of Rand Paul'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he's "to the right" of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) when it comes to the National Security Agency's surveillance program. ...

Panopticonism: Join the Fight Against Mass Surveillance

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Courtney C. Radsch

Today is the day we fight back against mass surveillance by the NSA, other governments around the world, and the complicity of private companies in doing so.

US Relaxes Gag on Google, Facebook et al, Allowing Firms to Discuss NSA Access. But Disclosures Not Likely to Reassure Customers

Peter Scheer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Peter Scheer

If NSA does, in fact, have a secret back door channel into Google's (and the other firms') user data and communications, it hardly matters how scrupulous the agency is in adhering to applicable legal rules restricting access through the front door.

Key Dem Rejects Obama's 'False Choice'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Monday that the "assassination" of American citizens under President Barack Obama's drone warfare prog...

It Can Happen Again: Covert Government Programs to Discredit Martin Luther King and Other Dissenters Show Dangers of NSA

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Given the recent history of clandestine government operations against American citizens like Martin Luther King, there's good reason to reason to be worried about the future of liberty in America.

Questioning Authority: Edward Snowden

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

What we learned in 1971 is essentially the same thing we learned from the Snowden documents. The federal government is conducting illegal surveillance on Americans. Edward Snowden is a whistleblower. He is a patriot.

Blurred Lines And The Right To Privacy

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.08.2014 | TED Weekends
Debbie Hines

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOnce more people come to better understand what their online identity means and also connect on an emotional level, many more people will speak out about their right to privacy and against government intrusion.

The 'Least Untruthful' National Security State

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

While we, the citizens of the U.S., remain in legal America, the U.S. national security state exists in "post-legal America" because no illegal act from warrantless surveillance to torture committed in its service will ever be prosecuted.

The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Pratap Chatterjee

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes. This is especially true when it comes to spying on you and gathering every imaginable version of your "data."

NSA Spying Creates Backlash Nationwide

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Revelations of National Security Agency surveillance programs have prompted state lawmakers around the United States to prop...

In Between Jokes, Scalia Again Raises Concerns About Court Ruling On Spying Issues

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Loathed by oh-so-many liberals, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia waded into the deep-blue Aloha State Monday for a talk with law ...

My Conversation With USC Law Professor Edwin Smith: Is Edward Snowden a Whistle-blower or Traitor?

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

The Justice Department charged Snowden with three counts of violating the Espionage Act, which carries prison sentences of 10 years each. Professor Smith discusses how Snowden's acts may be regarded in the future.

Check NSA Surveillance with Citizen "Sous-veillance" - Monitoring From Below

David Brin | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
David Brin

We should decide to let our watchdogs see -- technology makes it inevitable anyway -- but also keep our own eyes on them, so we can always yank the leash and remind Fido who is boss. In this way we can have both freedom and safety.

Privacy vs. Security: A False Dichotomy

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.05.2014 | TED Weekends
Robin Koerner

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOf course, it's not just our privacy that has been sacrificed: our freedom of speech and our right to due process have been sacrificed by the same laws, and with the same justification, that paved the way to systematic and secret violation of privacy. So what the likes of Feinstein are really saying is that the American way of life has less value than 2996 innocent lives.

Techno Spying: The Art of Whistleblowing and Its Consequences in Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

In such a sensitive period that Pakistan is going through, the effects of an act of whistleblowing is unprecedented. An individual who wishes to follow Snowden's footsteps in the future will absolutely have no idea how the people will react to the information he leaks.

You're Not a Terrorist? Are You Sure?

Bea Edwards | Posted 04.03.2014 | TED Weekends
Bea Edwards

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf you haven't committed a crime, you assume that your comings and goings are innocent. But if the assumption is that you're a threat, then your everyday routine may not look so harmless.

Why NSA Snooping Is About a Lot More Than Just Our Privacy

Joe Lauria | Posted 04.02.2014 | TED Weekends
Joe Lauria

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGiven the long history of government surveillance against activists in this country, and new facts revealed by Snowden, it is clear one reason for NSA surveillance is to potentially disrupt social protest against inequality in the U.S.

Beyond Orwell's Worst Nightmare

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | TED Weekends
Marjorie Cohn

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOrwell never could have imagined that the National Security Agency (NSA) would amass metadata on billions of our phone calls and 200 million of our text messages every day. Orwell could not have foreseen that our government would read the content of our emails, file transfers, and live chats from the social media we use.

The Benefits From Government Surveillance Are Not Relevant!

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 04.02.2014 | TED Weekends
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDo we test constitutionality by determining whether or not there is some benefit derived from its violation? The present system searches the innocent in order to find the guilty, something our Constitution has never tolerated.

LISTEN: 5 Ideas That May Change How You Think About Privacy

TEDTalks | Posted 04.02.2014 | TED Weekends

ted privacy splash bannerNPR and TEDWeekends have teamed up to explore the state of privacy today. It it worth fighting for? Or should we accept that sharing information, willingly (on social media, for example) or unwillingly (through government surveillance) is the wave of the future? An artist, a lawyer, a hacker, an economist and an entrepreneur share their ideas on the meaning of privacy in the 21st century.

Terror Suspect Challenges NSA Surveillance Program

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Using evidence obtained under the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program violates a terror suspect's constitution...

Michael Calderone

Does U.S. Intelligence Chief Consider Journalists To Be Snowden's 'Accomplices' | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.30.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– Director of National Intelligence James Clapper urged former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and his “accomplices” to return leaked do...

Who Needs the Gestapo When You Have 'Angry Birds'?

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What is alarming is the depth of detail, as well as the breadth of the information, gleaned from the ubiquitous mobile phone apps, including political affiliation and gender preferences, geographical location, an extensive network of one's friends and even distant associates.

NSA Reportedly Using Angry Birds, Other Apps To Collect Data

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP) — Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in t...