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Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message
For those of you who can't listen to the brief .mp3 above, here's a transcript of the welcome message: "You have reached
U.S. Government Letting Go Of Key Internet Oversight Role
According to the Journal, the move is considered a response to international backlash that the U.S. faced as a result of
Too Much Data, Too Little Analysis
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr.
Retired three star U.S. Army general, former head of the SIgna...
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.
Why The NSA Spied On The Porn Habits Of 'Radicalizers'
The NSA has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document.
Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'
NSA Broke Into Yahoo, Google Data Centers: Report
"Not to my knowledge," said Alexander. "We are not authorized to go into a U.S. company's servers and take data. We'd have
BitTorrent Slams NSA In Shocking Billboard Campaign
In a post on the company blog, BitTorrent Vice President of Marketing Matt Mason explained the motive of the project: "This
Companies Buy Your Data for Less Than $1
Basic details like your gender and where you live are available for companies to purchase for as little as $.0005 per person or 50 cents per 1,000 people, the Financial Times reports.
The Quiet Coup: No, Not Egypt. Here.
Executive Director, MIT Center for International Studies
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
, it's hard to imagine what would.
Kimmel's NSA Parody: 'We're Here And We Care' (VIDEO)
Jimmy Kimmel had an idea for how the NSA should reframe their surveillance program to make it sound more friendly. We all
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NSA: Responding To This FOIA Request Would Help 'Our Adversaries'
By ProPublica, ProPublica
The letter also mentions section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the government has cited to justify phone metadata collection
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Will Snowden Follow in the Ecuadoran Footsteps of Assange?
New York-based political writer and photographer.
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.
Edward Snowden Extradition Battle In Hong Kong Could Go On For Years
By Reuters, Reuters
If Hong Kong authorities did not charge Snowden with an equivalent crime, authorities could not extradite him, lawyers said
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: A Look At The Judges Who Preside Over America's Secret Court
By Reuters, Reuters
Below are further details on some of the judges. The statistics are especially intriguing for business record warrants for
Sasha Grey Is NSA's New Spokeswoman In Funny Or Die Phone Sex Parody (VIDEO)
Funny or Die nailed the NSA in a new video that compares the troubled intelligence agency with a phone sex hotline. Porn
Senators Skip NSA Briefing: Only 47 Meet With Top Officials On Surveillance
More than half of the 100 United States senators opted out of a meeting with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
Obama Berlin Trip, Speech At Brandenburg Gate To Take Place In Wake Of Scandals
By Reuters, Reuters
ELECTION BOOST German media have made much of the fact that it has taken 4-1/2 years for Obama to make his first presidential
'I've Got Nothing To Hide' Is The Wrong Reaction To Have To The NSA Scandal. Here's Why.
The government accessing data to look for threats to national security? Read more on Upworthy
NSA-OK!: The Spy Who Ignored We
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
Professor of Literature, Yale University
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?
Companies Can Buy Your Personal Data For Less Than A Dollar: Report
Companies have been using personal information to sell us stuff for years. Privacy advocates have long criticized grocery
Denny's NSA Tweet Has Us LOLing (PHOTO)
@dennysdiner lmaoooo nice — Jordan Valinsky (@jordan327) June 10, 2013 For most companies, the recent NSA scandal is no laughing
NSA Tapped '90s Girls Sleepover Game 'Dream Phone' In Commercial Mash-Up (VIDEO)
Turns out the NSA has been tapping our phones since the early '90s. How else were girls supposed to be matched up with their
Al Franken Defends National Security Agency Over Spying Allegations (VIDEO)
The bill, introduced on Tuesday, would declassify legal opinions that have been used to justify the NSA's broad surveillance
Colbert Thinks NSA Should Look Into Jon Stewart
Joe Klein: Why Civil-Liberties Freak-Out Is Harmful To U.S. Democracy
Unaccustomed as I am to agreeing with Marc Thiessen, hell has frozen over and he’s on the right track about the National
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