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According to the Journal, the move is considered a response to international backlash that the U.S. faced as a result of
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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.
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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.
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"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
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In a post on the company blog, BitTorrent Vice President of Marketing Matt Mason explained the motive of the project: "This
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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.
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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.
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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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The letter also mentions section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the government has cited to justify phone metadata collection
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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.
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If Hong Kong authorities did not charge Snowden with an equivalent crime, authorities could not extradite him, lawyers said
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Below are further details on some of the judges. The statistics are especially intriguing for business record warrants for
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Funny or Die nailed the NSA in a new video that compares the troubled intelligence agency with a phone sex hotline. Porn
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More than half of the 100 United States senators opted out of a meeting with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
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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
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The government accessing data to look for threats to national security? Read more on Upworthy
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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.
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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?