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William Binney: NSA Claim Not to Be Mining Content Is an "Outright Lie"
Publisher, Watching America. Faculty, Foundation for Economic ...
In a very powerful exclusive interview, I recently had the privilege of speaking to an American hero, William Binney, NSA whistleblower.
Torture and Police Killings Cut From the Same Cloth of Injustice
Author, 'The Bern Identity'
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.
Government Privacy Board Okays Controversial NSA Surveillance Program
Intelligence Agencies Conducted Broad Sweep Of Warrantless Searches On Americans
New NSA 'Transparency Report' Raises More Questions Than It Answers
House Passes Landmark Amendment To Stop Warrantless NSA Searches
Democrats Need to Stop Dragging Feet On Email Privacy Reform
Cannabis consultant & civil liberties activist
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.).
Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice
Writer & Lawyer
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.
Federal Prosecutors, In A Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps As Evidence
The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from
NSA Surveillance Needs More than Window Dressing Reform
Journalist and documentary filmmaker
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.
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Spying by the Numbers: Hundreds of Thousands Subject to Government Surveillance and No Real Protection
Law Professor, Loyola University New Orleans
Google reported it received over 15,000 requests for data by U.S. government officials in 2012 for information on over 30,000
Jimmy Carter vs. 'Jimmy Carter'
, Guest Writer
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.
The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know the Government Knows About You
MPA candidate, Woodrow Wilson School
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.
The Scariest NSA-Gate Lesson: 'Private Citizen' Is Now an Oxymoron
Writer & Lawyer
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.
How to Win the War on Terror: Repeal the Patriot Act
C. Robert Gibson
Independent journalist published in Guardian, the Washington P...
This government is waging war on civil liberties, and anyone who speaks out against its overreach. After the Obama administration's
Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
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.
Sprint Taps Mike Mullen To Oversee 'National Security Agreement'
Mullen's new role at Sprint may also require him to address public questions about the role that U.S. phone companies play
Now More Than Ever, Everybody's a Target in the American Surveillance State
John W. Whitehead
Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead is president of The ...
This explains why the civil liberties abuses carried out by the Bush Administration have not been corrected by the Obama
What You Should Know About the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)
Writer, ghostwriter, communications strategist and recovering ...
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.
George W. Bush 'Not Surprised' Obama Is 'Having A Difficult Go'
Bush said he had read Rosen's book on former Attorney General John Mitchell, who served under President Nixon and went to
Real Outrage Is That Surveillance of AP Reporters' Calls Was Probably Legal
Lawyer, writer and expert on First Amendment / free speech mat...
The government's actions likely have already succeeded in deterring government officials from confiding in journalists about national security matters. And that, of course, is the administration's real objective.
Senator 'Extremely Concerned' Over FBI Surveillance
U.S. Wiretapping Agency: We're 'One Of The Most Highly Regulated Entities In The World'
Warrantless Wiretapping Challenge Struck Down By Supreme Court
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Supreme Court's Warrantless Wiretapping Ruling Could Send Civil Liberties Ripple Effects
Company With Former Ties To Libya, Warrentless Wiretapping, Woos Pentagon With New Product
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