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Less Than Zero: Hyping the Cyber War

Bea Edwards | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Corporate America and the intelligence community promote a panicked militaristic national mood because it justifies both government secrecy and huge taxpayer outlays for defense.

NSA Given Advance Notice Of UK Attack On The Guardian

AP | By JACK GILLUM | Posted 07.11.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives contai...

Gerry Smith

Former NSA Chief Is Working For Wall Street Now | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Wall Street has tapped former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander to form a council that would coordinate how banks and the government r...

Former NSA Head Takes On ACLU Director In Debate

Matt Sledge | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Keith Alexander, former National Security Agency chief, took on the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday in a verbal gym...

Dem Lawmaker Accuses Former NSA Chief Of Disclosing Classified Information 'For Profit'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) doesn’t trust that former NSA director Keith Alexander is reportedly being paid $600,000 a month by the largest banking t...

The NSA's Keith Alexander Goes Through Washington's Revolving Door

Bea Edwards | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

So Keith Alexander, the General who managed the National Security Agency's (NSA's) wholesale surveillance of Americans and the rest of the world, headed through Washington DC's revolving door last month. His calendar is filling up rapidly, too, despite his pricey rates.

'REVIEW: Oh George Orwell, We Need You More Than Ever, Ever

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

We need help, George, penetrating acronyms of government gone wild of spies and lies and the madness.

WATCH: John Oliver Shows '60 Minutes' How It's Done

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media

The folks at "60 Minutes" could clearly learn a thing or two from John Oliver. The former "Daily Show" correspondent interviewed Keith Alexander—...

NSA Chief Says Jimmy Carter Can Stop Using Snail Mail

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, on Tuesday denied the agency spies on former President Jimmy Carter's emails. Car...

Mike Rogers Relays Concerns About NSA Changes

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency is expressing concerns about the U.S. gove...

U.S. Intelligence Officials To Tap Federal Workers With Secret Clearances

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and ...

Why 60 Minutes Needs a Public Editor

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Timothy Karr

So what gives? Why has one of the most revered news operations -- a program that has won more Emmy Awards than any other TV news organization -- turned its back on the kind of shoe-leather investigative reporting that has earned it a record-setting audience?

NSA Official: Snowden Has 'The Keys To The Kingdom'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander doesn't believe amnesty is the answer to ending Edward Snowden's leaks of classified doc...

Obama Administration Makes Move On NSA Changes

AP | JULIE PACE and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will continue the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and cyber command operations under the...

NSA: No Better Way To Protect U.S. Than Surveillance

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NSA chief says he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that...

U.S. Nears Decision To Split NSA, Cyber Command Leadership

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The White House is nearing a decision on splitting up the eavesdro...

NSA Director Reportedly Offered To Resign After Snowden Leaks

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Gen. Keith Alexander, the Director of the National Security Agency, offered to resign after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed himself as t...

NSA Chief: Snowden Leaked Up To 200,000 Secret Documents

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Nov 14 (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked as many as 200,0...

McCain Calls On NSA Head To Resign

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Der Spiegel's translation of the interview said McCain was asked if he felt Alexander, head of the NSA, should resign. The senator's offic...

U.S. May Split Command Of NSA And Cybersecurity Agencies

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a proposal to split the work of the single military commander who now oversees both t...

Clapper Says Spying Is A Two-Way Street

AP | JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing lawmakers who suggested U.S. surveillance has gone too far, the national intelligence director on Tuesday def...

Alexander Denies NSA Collected European Phone Records

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the National Security Agency says millions of telephone phone records of European citizens were swep...

Feinstein, McCain Get Off the NSA Bus

William Bradley | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Why did we do it? Why did we veer so far over the mark between inquiry and outright spying. Well, we may be getting some specific answers to that question. In the meantime, I think the broad answer is that we did it because we could do it.

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...

DEBUNKED: NSA's Biggest Defense Doesn't Add Up

ProPublica | Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

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