NSA and Corporate Cooperation Revealed

By: Monday December 30, 2013 7:36 am

The latest NSA revelations reveal deeper and more insidious intrusions into our lives, and show deeper collusion between the government and private enterprise. If you really, really think this is OK because you have “nothing to hide,” you better be damn sure that’s the case. Back Doors It is now apparent that the NSA co-opted [...]

AT&T Refuses to Disclose to Shareholders What Data It Shares with the NSA

By: Friday December 6, 2013 5:31 pm

AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has informed shareholders it will not disclose any details on its dealings with the National Security Agency. The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a “shareholder proposal” with AT&T after it was revealed in the news that the company is sharing data with the [...]

FISA Court: Congress, Phone Companies Could Have Challenged NSA’s Bulk Data Collection (But Didn’t)

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:10 pm

The secret surveillance court, which authorizes requests for bulk data collection by the National Security Agency under the “business records” provision of the PATRIOT Act, has released a court opinion and order related to a recent request for “certain business records of specified telephone service providers.” The disclosure is, for the most part, unprecedented. Intelligence agency [...]

Patriot Act Author Supports ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA Bulk Data Collection Program

By: Thursday September 5, 2013 12:05 pm

One of the authors of the PATRIOT Act, which granted the Executive Branch of government broad powers to fight alleged terrorists after the September 11th attacks, has filed a brief in support of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that aims to challenge the NSA’s massive collection of Americans’ phone records. The [...]

NSA’s ‘Hoarding Complex’ on Full Display with Details on Top Secret PRISM Surveillance Program

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 9:20 pm

(update 1 & 2 below) National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Drake on “Democracy Now!” this morning said, “You’ve got to remember, none of this is probable cause. This is simply the ability to collect. And as I was told shortly after 9/11, ‘You don’t understand, Mr. Drake. We just want the data.’ And so, the [...]

Surveillance State Secrecy & the Top Secret Court Order to Hand Over Verizon Call Data to NSA

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 11:09 am

A court order that was classified as top secret indicates Verizon was ordered by a US secret surveillance court to provide call data of millions of communications of Americans on an “ongoing, daily basis” to the National Security Agency (NSA) from April 25 to July 19. The order authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [...]

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