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Human Rights Are for All Folks: Security and Liberty

Jack Healey | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Trying to trade away values and principles that should be cherished does not make America safer, but only makes enemies abroad and diminishes America everywhere.

'Cyber Guy' Keith Alexander Defends His Next Big Venture

AP | By KEN DILANIAN | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in an era when former officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired Nati...

A Constitutional Scandal Worse Than Iran-Contra or Watergate

Ivan Eland | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

The stark admission by the CIA's inspector general that the agency had broken into a classified computer network used by its overseers at the Senate Intelligence Committee violates the core principle of separation of powers of governmental branches enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

Dem Senator To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transpar...

NSA Workers Might Be Sharing Your Nude Photos

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

According to Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked key documents detailing the National Security Agency's broad surveillance tac...

Transatlantic Relations Between Germany And U.S. Are At Stake

Eva Högl | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Eva Högl

The alleged spying on behalf of the NSA by an employee of Germany's intelligence agency and the transmission of state secrets and classified information to the CIA provide troubling evidence of the American intelligence community's terrible activities against democratic institutions in Germany.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Islamic State's Soothing System

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Robert Whitcomb

The followers of ISIS and similar groups seek to address their economic, existential and even sexual anxieties and drives by embracing the kind of desert barbarism found in much of the Old Testament, albeit with modern devices.

REPORT: Majority Of NSA's Intercepted Data From Unintended Targets

AP | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it a...

REPORT: NSA's Intercepted Data Mostly Not From Intended Targets

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Post said on Saturday a study of a large collection of communications intercepted by the U.S. National Security ...

NSA and Big IT Tech

Pat Choate | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Pat Choate

In the months and years ahead, US Big Tech IT and Internet companies face massive losses of market share and tens of billions of dollars of profit for their role in helping NSA violate the privacy of hundreds of millions.

TOP-SECRET DOCUMENTS: Virtually No Foreign Gov't Off-Limits For NSA Surveillance

The Washington Post | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

Virtually no foreign government is off-limits for the National Security Agency, which has been authorized to intercept information from individuals ...

I Won't Apologize for Being Muslim

Sarah Harvard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Sarah Harvard

Muslims make up less than one percent of this country's population. Yet we're still asked to hide our faith and are expected to apologize for terrorist organizations that don't align with our religious beliefs.

Like Don Quixote Tilting at Windmills, Foreign Governments Fight the Wrong Enemy Post-Snowden

Stacy Baird | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Stacy Baird

As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.

NSA Chief: No, We're Not Taking Pictures Of You

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is not routinely collecting visual images of people ...

Susan Rice: Edward Snowden 'Was Not Trained As A Spy'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

National Security Advisor Susan Rice is pushing back on Edward Snowden's recent assertions about his training and expertise level, denying that the fo...

Snowden: 'Disingenuous' For Government To 'Exploit' 9/11

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Edward Snowden recalled his own experience on Sept. 11, 2001, to express his understanding of terrorism in an interview Wednesday with NBC News' Brian...

Edward Snowden: I Have No Relationship With Russia

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Edward Snowden said in an interview with NBC News that aired Wednesday that he has developed no relationship with Russia or Russian President Vladimir...

John Kerry To Edward Snowden: 'Man Up'

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to "...

Snowden: 'I Was Trained As A Spy'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Edward Snowden stood by his technical expertise and training, brushing off critics who have dismissed h...

House Committee Passes Landmark Amendment Restricting NSA

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

The House Science and Technology Committee passed a landmark Internet security amendment on Wednesday, moving to protect encryption standards from Nat...

Matt Sledge

House Committee Guts NSA Reforms Ahead Of Thursday Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key House committee close to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) gutted crucial provisions of a National Security Agency surveillance reform...

Post-Snowden, The NSA's Future Rests On This Man's Shoulders

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to t...

Glenn Greenwald Recounts The Day He Introduced The World To Edward Snowden

The Guardian | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

In the hours after his name became known, the entire world was searching for the NSA whistleblower, and it became vital that his whereabouts in Hong K...