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Phone Tapping

Federal Judge Rules Warrantless Bulk Surveillance Is Legal

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has affirmed the legality of the U.S. government's bulk collection of phone and email data from foreign nation...

Government to Use 'Minority Report' Precogs to Stop Future Racism Before it Happens

Spencer Green | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In the wake of the NBA's actions against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the government will be using Minority Report-style precogs to preemptively...

Merkel Scolds Obama

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Nothing Sacred, Nothing Secret

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Your DNA is being filed away in a national data base, and your phone calls -- within and outside the U.S. -- are being tapped and stored by your government. There is one thread linking these two stories: our government's frightful and fanatical intrusion into our personal lives.

What Is The Guardian Guarding?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.07.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The Guardian piece seems to have done no harm and may even do some good, but calling it a "scoop" just emphasizes the short attention span of the world's news organizations.

Government Is Listening

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Sam Stein

Lawmakers Say NSA Phone Data Revelations Are 'Nothing Particularly New' | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reports that the National Security Agency is collecting the phone logs of millions of U.S. Verizon customers may have hit with a boom We...

Former FBI Agent: 'No Digital Communication Is Secure'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology

Even a former FBI agent doesn't seem comfortable with the level of surveillance his former employer exercises over Americans. In an interview with ...

The Hardly Humble Hackery of Rupert Murdoch

Karl Frisch | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

The idea that Murdoch would have so little knowledge of the problems facing News of World is preposterous on its face given facts readily available to anyone with access to Google.