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. [...]

Judge Finds NSA Phone Metadata Program Infringes Upon Privacy & Vindicates Edward Snowden

By: Monday December 16, 2013 7:26 pm

In a ruling on constitutional claims brought against the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program, which collects the phone records of all Americans, a federal judge ruled the program infringes upon the “degree of privacy” America’s founders “enshrined in the Fourth Amendment.” Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of [...]

NSA-Approved Propaganda: ’60 Minutes’ & the Revolving Door Journalism of John Miller

By: Monday December 16, 2013 10:12 am

More than six months after stories on documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden began to appear, the NSA finally determined all the statements denying what had revealed or intended to clarify what the agency believed to be true and not true had not had the effect desired. Journalists continue to publish stories [...]

US Must Not Surrender in Big Brother Arms Race, Senator Argues in Hearing on NSA Surveillance

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 11:28 am

National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander, Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Office of the Director for National Intelligence General Counsel Robert Litt were all witnesses for another Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on surveillance. It attempted to address some of the numerous issues that have been made clear as a result of news stories on [...]

NSA Collects Leaked Location Data from Mobile Apps in Ad-Targeting Efforts

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 11:05 am

Latest revelations from National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden renew focus on the need for online companies to provide users with better controls so “unique identifiers” do not aid the government in warrantless surveillance. The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani reported yesterday that a slide from an [...]

NSA Has a Massive Program Which ‘Incidentally’ Collects Cell Location Data of Millions of Americans

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 6:18 pm

New documents from former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden show the NSA is storing location data from “at least hundreds of millions of devices.” The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Koltani write, “The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” This enables [...]

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