Document from Snowden Contains Blueprint for How US Spying Can Advance Corporate Interests

By: Friday September 5, 2014 3:51 pm

When disclosures from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden were first published by journalists, government officials in the United States insisted that US intelligence agencies do not engage in economic espionage. But, as the revelations continued to trickle out and expose the duplicity of this assertion, officials shifted to suggesting that any economic espionage is [...]

Politico Magazine National Editor Snarks at Greenwald & Helps Former NSA Chief Spread Fear

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 12:30 pm

Ever since revelations from National Security Agency documents began to be published by journalists, much has been learned about how the NSA has transformed the world into a massive surveillance state. Quite a bit has also been learned about journalism in the United States too. A number of individuals in media have demonstrated that they [...]

Snowden is Not a ‘Civil Liberties Violator’—But One Prominent National Security State Apologist Thinks So

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 11:47 am

Over at Lawfare blog, which is a bastion on the Internet for United States national security establishment thinking, editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes is pushing this argument that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is to blame for a massive civil liberties violation. That violation involves providing 160,000 emails collected by the NSA to the Washington Post [...]

Former NSA Chief Gives Longest Interview Yet to Australian Reporter Critical of Journalism on Snowden Documents

By: Wednesday May 7, 2014 7:56 pm

Former NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, has given the most “comprehensive public interview” to date since his retirement. The interview was granted to Christopher Joye of the Australia Financial Review. Before getting into some of the highlights from this more than forty-page long interview, why Joye? When the Australian Broadcasting Corporation published details from documents [...]

Comedian John Oliver’s TV Interview with Retired NSA Chief is First to Confront His Hoarding Complex

By: Monday April 28, 2014 11:31 am

Now-retired Gen. Keith Alexander was interviewed by comedian John Oliver for the premiere of his new HBO show, “Last Week Tonight.” It was both hilarious and refreshingly antagonistic, as Oliver confronted him on NSA’s “perception problem,” Alexander’s belief that the system is perfectly setup to detect and prevent all abuses and, amusingly, how he could [...]

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 [...]

That ‘Surreal Moment’ When Snowden’s ‘Accomplices’ at The Guardian Destroyed Hard Drives

By: Friday January 31, 2014 10:33 am

The act of demolition was not going to stop The Guardian from reporting on any more of the files from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, but it did not matter to Downing Street. Cabinet secretary Jeremy Heywood, sent by Prime Minister David Cameron, informed the media organization in late June and July of [...]

Obama Lectures Those Outraged by NSA Surveillance Programs in Speech Announcing Reforms

By: Friday January 17, 2014 2:40 pm

The president delivered a speech on changes his administration would support to National Security Agency programs and policies, but what most stood out was not the announced reforms. It was how the speech focused on him and what he had done and how it seemed like he was lecturing Americans who have been outraged by [...]

Study: Analysis of 225 Terrorism Cases Finds NSA Phone Record Collection Didn’t Prevent Attacks

By: Monday January 13, 2014 10:28 am

A policy institute based in Washington, DC, has released an analysis of hundreds of terrorism cases, which concludes that the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records has had “no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.” According to the analysis by the New America Foundation, “An in-depth analysis of 225 individuals recruited by al-Qaeda [...]

As Obama Holds Meetings, NSA Whistleblowers Warn Reforms to Preserve the Surveillance State

By: Thursday January 9, 2014 10:37 am

The White House is holding a number of meetings on possible National Security Agency reforms. President Barack Obama reportedly met with staffers for intelligence officials on January 8 in a meeting that was classified “top secret.” A top lawyer for the administration, Kathy Ruemmler, is scheduled to hear from “civil liberties groups” on January 9. [...]

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