In a very powerful exclusive interview, I recently had the privilege of speaking to an American hero, William Binney, NSA whistleblower.
When you ask why are so many people out in the street, I'd say we've reached a tipping point, in the original, pre-Malcolm Gladwell use of the term. The scale that's tipping, simply, is justice. It was already going over when the torture report hit like a ton of bricks.
"The manner in which the FBI is employing U.S. person queries, while subject to genuine efforts at executive branch oversight
The FBI did not track the number of queries it made for information on Americans, but the agency "believes the number of
But the report, produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the orders of President Barack Obama as
The amendment also aims to block the NSA and CIA from forcing software and hardware providers to insert back doors into their
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.
The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from
President Obama's performance Friday was even less persuasive than his pretense of holding Wall Street accountable for the crimes that led to the economic meltdown.
Spying by the Numbers: Hundreds of Thousands Subject to Government Surveillance and No Real Protection
For the year 2011, out of 2,732 applications, only two were denied. Two losses out of 2,700 tries is a comparatively poor
Meanwhile, the latest NSA disclosure revealed just how deep the U.S. government's was willing to go to listen in on communications both at home and abroad -- eavesdropping that involves Carter more in name than in spirit.
Just remember, next time you're buying a book at the airport, speeding on the highway, posting a Tweet, sending a text message, or reading an article like this one online: They're always watching - and we're the ones who decided we could live with that.
In 1882, sensing an emerging age of secularism, Friedrich Nietzsche famously wrote, "God is dead." History proved him wrong, but although God is not yet dead, something else sure as hell is: Privacy.
By the Fall of 2014, we all need to agree on two simple demands - that all members of the House and Senate who voted for
We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.
The U.S. is especially sensitive to cybersecurity issues with China, as Chinese hackers have reportedly broken into some
"Everybody's a target; everybody with communication is a target."--A senior intelligence official previously involved with
Seriously, do you have any idea how frustrating it is to have your boss ask you to get reporters to write about something he can't tell you about? I did it for years and let's just say, it stretches you as a communicator.
HuffPost asked Bush if he had watched Obama's speech on drones and counterterrorism, an address that some observers said