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Nsa Scandal

Snowden Gets Permission To Stay In Russia For 3 More Years

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

MOSCOW (AP) — Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has ...

Zach Carter

Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

You have to credit them for consistency. If you call the The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you'll be greeted with an appropriate we...

U.S. Government Letting Go Of Key Internet Oversight Role

Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

The U.S. government announced Friday that it is relinquishing its hold on a key Internet oversight role. The Wall Street Journal reported that the...

NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal, New York Judge Rules

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a government...

Too Much Data, Too Little Analysis

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

At times, I have felt like a lonely voice crying in the wilderness, but in truth, there is a growing chorus of others who are concerned about the same thing.

Glenn Greenwald

Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers' | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as par...

Report: NSA Broke Into Yahoo, Google Data Centers

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links th...

BitTorrent Slams NSA In Shocking Billboard Campaign

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2013 | Technology

If you live in New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, you've probably seen some shockingly mysterious billboards around town, as of late: ...

Damage Of NSA Scandal Still Unknown

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top National Security Agency official says the disclosures by NSA leaker Edward Snowden could be very harmful, but it is too earl...

Already Thorny Relations Strained By Leaks Scandal

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — America is pivoting to Asia, focused on the Mideast, yet the "backyard," as Secretary of State John Kerry once referred to Latin Am...

Federal Judge: FISA Court Not A Rubber Stamp

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The outgoing chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington says perceptions that a secret court there acts as a rubber stamp for ...

The Quiet Coup: No, Not Egypt. Here.

John Tirman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

The United States is partially governed by a deep state: undemocratic, secret, aligned with intelligence agencies, spying on friend and foe, lawless in almost every respect. If this doesn't constitute a coup d'etat, it's hard to imagine what would.

The NSA Isn't As Creepy As You Think

Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel had an idea for how the NSA should reframe their surveillance program to make it sound more friendly. We all get lonely sometimes, don't ...

NSA: Responding To Big Request Would Help 'Our Adversaries'

ProPublica | Jeff Larson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

NSA: Responding to this FOIA Would Help "Our Adversaries." by Jeff Larson ProPu...

Will Snowden Follow in the Ecuadoran Footsteps of Assange?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.23.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Talk about irony: it has just been reported that Edward Snowden has sought diplomatic asylum with none other than tiny Ecuador. It seems, then, that Snowden will tread the same path as WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for over a year.

Snowden Extradition Battle Could Go On For Years

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, June 22 (Reuters) - A former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor charged with spying by the Un...

A Look At The Judges Who Preside Over America's Secret Court

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 (Reuters) - Twelve of the 14 judges who have ser...

WATCH: Famed Porn Star Looooves The NSA

Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy

Funny or Die nailed the NSA in a new video that compares the troubled intelligence agency with a phone sex hotline. Porn-actress-turned-regular-actres...

Only 47 Senators Attend Key Briefing On NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

Only 47 senators attended a closed-door briefing on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs Thursday. More than half of the 100 United...

Inside The Government's Massive Spying Program


WASHINGTON — In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with co...

Obama To Give Major Speech Amid Backlash From Spying Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

* Obama to speak at Brandenburg Gate, meet Merkel * German leader to press president on cyber-snooping * After pivot to ...

This Is The Wrong Reaction To The Spying Scandal

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

The government accessing data to look for threats to national security?...

NSA-OK!: The Spy Who Ignored We

Gavin Shulman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Not to deflate everyone's false sense of pride and outrage but no one gives a damn about who you are calling and emailing. Please, don't flatter yourself.

The New One Percent Doctrine

David Bromwich | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

The architects of behavior will thus be warranted in telling the people that they can win back the confidence of the government only by redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier in that case for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?

Your Personal Data Is Worth Less Than A Dollar

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

Your personal information may be valuable to companies looking to sell you stuff, but they don’t pay much for that data. Basic details like your...