Homeland Security Committee Hearing on DHS Monitoring of Social Media (Live Blog)

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 8:28 am

11:35 AM – Meehan concludes the hearing and mentions how state fusion centers in Pennsylvania conducted monitoring operations and sent information not just to agencies but private entities. He thanks the witnesses for being at the hearing but says the subcommittee will continue to ask questions. The meeting is adjourned. 11:33 AM – Committee member [...]

Gaddafi Hired International Firms to Spy on Libya Uprising

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 12:13 pm

Muammar Gaddafi (photo: BRQ Network) The Wall Street Journal has a report in today’s newspaper on how Muammar Gaddafi hired firms from around the world to help his regime spy on Libyans. The article that appears in the newspaper is behind a paywall but other news organizations are publishing details in their own posts. Here’s [...]

The Significance of WikiLeaks’ Recent Release of Diplomatic Cables

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 1:52 pm

(photo: WikiLeaks-Movie) Over the course of the past three days, WikiLeaks has been making headlines again. This time the headlines actually have to do with the work the organization aims to do as opposed to drama media organizations sometimes have played a role in instigating. The media especially news blogs and aggregator web sites have [...]

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