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The New Dominatrixes of Empire

Danny Schechter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Danny Schechter

Why all this official attention to so much detail? Is the danger that great and are there methods that accurate? Other experts question the underlying arrogance here and challenge the assumption that it leads to smarter policy outcomes.

Lawmakers Head To Europe To Address NSA Concerns

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. lawmakers will head to Europe to help address concerns abroad about alleged U.S. spying and convince ...

Michael McAuliff

Not 'Realistic' White House Would Know About Spying | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It is "unrealistic" for the White House to know about reported United States eavesdropping on foreign leaders, and perfectly reasonable ...

U.S. Spy Chiefs Face Congress Amid Spying Rift With Europe

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Tabassum Zakaria and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials appeared at a c...

The Republican Version of Suicide Bombing

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

A person walks into a foreign cafe, a disco or a bus with explosives strapped to his or her body. In a flash there's horrific carnage and, soon afte...

Officials: Shutdown Harming Intelligence Efforts

Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intel...

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...

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 ...

The NSA Surveillance Destroys Diplomacy and Democracy

Bea Edwards | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

The diplomatic casualties mount as a consequence of National Security Agency (NSA) spying. On Tuesday, September 17, a summit-level meeting imploded b...

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...

Syria Evidence Reportedly From White House, Not Intel

Truthout | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Washington, DC - Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Ba...

Surveillance Document Numbers To Be Revealed Annually

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's top intelligence official said Thursday that he'll now release figures every year on how many new top secret court orders a...

Obama Reportedly Orders Release Of Syria Documents

CBS News | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Obama ordered a declassified report be prepared for public release before any military strike commences. That report, top advisers tell CBS News, is d...

Lawsuit Prompts Release Of NSA Documents

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thous...

NSA Collected Thousands Of Emails From Americans With No Terror Ties

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency declassified three secret court opinions Wednesday showing how in one of its surveillance programs it ...

Intelligence Chief Should Be Prosecuted, Majorities Say

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Polls say Americans are concerned about National Security Agency surveillance. According to a progressive group's survey, many want to see a top intel...

Colbert Goes After Obama's NSA Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.16.2013 | Comedy

On Thursday's "Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert took some time to lampoon President Obama's denial of a domestic spying program run by the NSA. "Th...

Dem Considered Revealing NSA Program

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a fervent opponent of the National Security Agency's surveillance program, admitted that he considered leaking the program in...

Obama's NSA Reforms Off to a Bad Start

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Timothy Karr

The nation needs to hear more than reassurances from our commander in chief. We need our constitutional rights to be upheld. Any law that allows government to deny us these rights must be changed.

Man Who Misled Congress To Establish Oversight Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday announced that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will establish a review group designed to assess the n...

To Repair the Damage Done in NSA Blowup, Start With Clapper

Joe Conason | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Joe Conason

With the conviction of Bradley Manning and asylum granted to Edward Snowden in Russia, it may be time to turn attention away from the controversy over their actions and toward the government -- specifically, the intelligence community.

Systematic Deceit from the NSA

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

There's simply no accountability at the NSA - not for the crimes and not for the cover-up. Not for the deception, and not even for the poor performance.