Pulitzer Prize Board Should’ve Awarded Individual Journalists as Well as Media Organizations for NSA Reporting

By: Monday April 14, 2014 5:35 pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded The Guardian and The Washington Post prizes for journalism on National Security Agency documents from Edward Snowden that they considered a “public service.” But, notably, the individual journalists, whose bravery and courage made the stories themselves possible, were not recognized with awards. Snowden declared in a statement published by the [...]

Defense Argues Warrantless Surveillance Requires Court to Grant New Trial for Mohamed Mohamud

By: Monday April 7, 2014 4:16 pm

The defense for a a young Somali-American man, who was convicted of trying to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, after being targeted and arrested in an FBI sting operation, has requested that a court vacate his conviction, suppress evidence, dismiss the indictment in his case or grant a new trial. The [...]

Snowden’s Disclosures Force US to Meet with Chinese Military Leaders to Discuss ‘Norms’ for Cyber Warfare

By: Monday April 7, 2014 9:53 am

There has been plenty of writing about the positive effect that former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has had as a result of his decision to reveal information on a bulk phone records collection program, which has been collecting the records of all Americans. But there has been much condemnation for his [...]

Daily Beast Report on Putin ‘Leaking Private Phone Calls’ Lacks Proof & Blames Snowden

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 5:58 pm

The Daily Beast has published a report on President Vladimir Putin’s “latest dirty trick.” The “trick” is that the Russian government is allegedly “intercepting and leaking the private phone calls” between Western and Ukrainian officials. That is how phone calls have allegedly been surfacing on the Internet over the past seven weeks. The only problem [...]

Secret Government Shell Game: Snowden Made NSA Phone Records Collection Indefensible But Will It End?

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 11:59 am

When the disclosures from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden first began to be published by The Guardian and Washington Post, the immediate reaction of President Barack Obama was not much different from the reaction of NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, who now believed his agency was under some kind of unwarranted siege. It now [...]

Mike Rogers Pushes Discredited Theories of Snowden Under “Russian Influence” to Distract from His NSA Oversight Mismanagement

By: Monday March 24, 2014 11:52 am

For months, Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, has been one of the sole purveyors of propaganda intended to convince Americans that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is an intelligence defector or spy and not a whistleblower to be celebrated. On “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a show where it [...]

The NSA Is Collecting ’100%’ of Phone Calls in Some Country—But Where?

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 4:45 pm

The National Security Agency has developed a system of surveillance that allows it to collect all of a country’s telephone calls. The capability envelops this nation’s entire telephone network and collects the content of conversations, many which are from Americans who “telephone, visit and work in the target country,” according to The Washington Post. The [...]

In Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance, Coalition Moves to Prevent Destruction of Evidence

By: Monday March 10, 2014 4:20 pm

Attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which represent twenty-two organizations in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency, have filed a motion to prevent the government from destroying any evidence related to the case. The evidence also apparently relates to other lawsuits against the NSA. The case was filed in July of last year. It [...]

Snowden: Spy Services of EU Member States Independently Hawk Domestic Access to NSA, GCHQ

By: Friday March 7, 2014 11:28 am

As part of a European parliamentary committee’s inquiry into electronic massive surveillance on the citizens of European Union member states, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden provided testimony to the committee. Snowden described to the committee how spy services in the EU cooperate with the NSA to monitor citizens in countries without ever having [...]

NSA Director’s Comments Suggest Anti-Leaks Legislation Being Secretly Developed in Response to Snowden

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 9:01 pm

At a panel on cyber security at Georgetown University, the National Security Agency (NSA) director made statements that suggested the NSA has been working on some kind of “media leaks legislation.” The legislation would obviously be in response to the disclosures from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, but, until now, there has been no public [...]

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