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 [...]

Former Church Committee Chief Counsel Pushes for New Investigation Into Secret Government

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 4:05 pm

The former chief counsel for the Church Committee, Frederick A.O “Fritz” Schwarz Jr., is pushing for a new committee that would investigate secret government, particularly actions by government since the September 11th attacks. He is currently chief counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School and the winner of the 2014 Ridenhour Courage Prize, which [...]

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 Warns Us of the Dark Path Ahead

By: Monday March 10, 2014 8:41 am

In written testimony to the European Union (EU), Edward Snowden explained in patient, well-written, detailed prose exactly why what the NSA is doing is so dangerous. Snowden reveals himself an articulate writer, and through that moves from mere whistleblower into an almost philosophical role. His testimony deserves your full read, so you should best stop [...]

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 [...]

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case That Would Have Challenged NSA Warrantless Surveillance of Lawyers

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 11:15 am

Whether the warrantless surveillance program carried out by the National Security Agency (NSA) under President George W. Bush was legal is a question the United States Supreme Court is not going to answer. In a case very similar to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against warrantless surveillance made “legal” by [...]

Hope and Change, NSA Edition

By: Friday February 28, 2014 7:24 am

Hey lookit here, jiggling, shiny keys. Oh wait, I just forgot what I was going to write, but at least I’ve stopped kicking the seat in front of me. Distracting people from real issues with shiny objects is called “hope and change” nowadays. Here’s the latest (and this is not satire.) The Wall Street Journal, [...]

Transcript & Audio of Remarks from NSA Inspector General on Edward Snowden

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 7:02 pm

The inspector general for the NSA spoke on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the first time yesterday. His remarks came during a panel discussion on a “new paradigm of leaking” at Georgetown Law Center that took place in the afternoon and was part of a day-long conference.  A full report on what NSA Inspector [...]

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