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 [...]

US News Hosts Allow Propaganda That Snowden Has Tried to Sell Secrets for Asylum

By: Monday December 30, 2013 11:25 am

Around two weeks ago, former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden sent a letter to Brazil informing the country that he would not be able to provide any assistance with investigations into United States surveillance—which may have involved crimes against Brazilian citizens—without an offer of permanent asylum. The letter did not indicate that [...]

Congressional Committee Gives Snowden Show Trial for Aiding the Enemy & Conspiring to Commit Espionage

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 5:56 pm

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on NSA surveillance programs that was a response to all the coverage of disclosures former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made to The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald. It was titled, “How Disclosed NSA Programs Protect Americans, and Why Disclosure Aids Our Adversaries.” It was one of the [...]

More on the New York Times’ Anwar Al-Awlaki Drone Killing Story

By: Tuesday March 12, 2013 5:42 pm

Sourced to current and former legal and counterterrorism officials in the United States government, the New York Times published a story on Sunday on the killing of US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was targeted by a CIA drone without charge or trial on September 30, 2011. Much of the material in the story from anonymous individuals [...]

Obama Asserts Administration ‘Most Transparent Ever’ Even as It Fights Release of Targeted Killing Details

By: Friday February 15, 2013 6:04 pm

The administration of President Barack Obama refuses to acknowledge to a court that the CIA actually has a drone program that exists. This act is repellent in one respect because the administration’s nominee for CIA chief, John Brennan, sat before senators and answered questions about the program during his confirmation hearing. It is also detestable [...]

Leaking Classified Information to Resurrect ‘Cybersecurity Bill’ That Will Further Endanger Privacy

By: Monday February 11, 2013 10:55 am

A classified intelligence assessment shows the United States is “the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness,” according to the Washington Post. In the story, Ellen Nakashima reports the “National Intelligence Estimate identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions.” [...]

The Bipartisan Witch Hunt for Leakers in the Obama Administration

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 10:15 am

(update below) Forty years ago, two reporters widely considered to be heroes of investigative journalism broke the story of the Watergate scandal. They benefited from a leak from a source that became known as “Deep Throat.” The story uncovered numerous crimes committed by President Richard Nixon’s administration and eventually pushed him to resign from the [...]

The Privacy Nightmares of CISPA

By: Monday April 16, 2012 5:55 pm

A cybersecurity bill that many believe poses clear dangers to digital freedom is drawing the ire of digital freedom and civil liberties groups. The legislation, the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing Protection Act (CISPA), should be a major story all week. In anticipation of headlines that might be made as members of Congress propose amendments to the [...]

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