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NSA Fesses Up To Improper Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

While you were drinking eggnog on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released hundreds of pages of heavily redacted documents detailing insta...

Where's the Outrage?

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

That's the question a French friend posed last year after the Edward Snowden leaks revealed that the U.S. government was, in fact, violating the law by spying on American citizens. Now we have another outrage that, so far, has failed to stir the American public to demand change.

At the Last, Feinstein Finds Trouble in the Secret World

William Bradley | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's safe to say that Senator Dianne Feinstein has been anything but a boat-rocker during her six years as chair of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee.

Ali Watkins

Intelligence Funding Will Likely Clear Senate At Last Minute

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may be the 11th hour, but it looks like the intelligence community can breathe a sigh of relief: The nation’s spies will likely get...

We Have Sacrificed Our Liberty to the Surveillance State

Samantha Wood | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Samantha Wood

The government now has an irresistible power. There are billions of dollars to be made in security contracts, campaign donations from security firms and rotating lobbying jobs. But this is also true: We have an obligation to govern our government.

Matt Sledge

NSA Reform Bill Fails Key Senate Hurdle As Republicans Cry Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A National Security Agency reform bill failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday night, torpedoed by opposition f...

Mitch McConnell Lashes Out At NSA Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) lashed out against a major National Security Agency reform bill on Tuesday, claiming that...

Enact the USA Freedom Act

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The proposed Act is a huge step forward in our nation's effort to redesign our surveillance programs to protect the privacy of American citizens without sacrificing the compelling need to protect our national security. This legislation should be signed by the President -- without delay.

Another Ho-Hum Week Surveilling You

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Let me tell you my modest post-9/11 dream. One morning, I'll see a newspaper article that begins something like this: "The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to curtail the agency's significant powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers."

NSA Reviewing Deal Between Official, Ex-Spy Agency Head

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review ...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Human Rights Are for All Folks: Security and Liberty

Jack Healey | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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.