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Information Imperialism: Why Is the U.S. Spying in the Bahamas?

Just because what the NSA is doing doesn't violate the letter of the Constitution, that doesn't mean it stays true to the spirit.<p>After all we've learned from the Edward Snowden leaks, it is impossible to be surprised by <i>The Intercept</i>'s report that the NSA is "secretly intercepting, recording, and …

Pentagon Report Calls Scope Of Snowden Leaks “Staggering,” Their Impact “Grave”

The Snowden Effect, that mix of consciousness raising and potential legal reform of government surveillance, has another side to it: the impact of Snowden’s revelations on those revealed.<p>The Guardian secured heavily redacted parts of a Pentagon report on the matter, two elements of which are worth …

Microsoft Challenged A National Security Letter That Included A Gag Order — And Won

Microsoft challenged a National Security Letter from the FBI last year — and won. The documents relating the case were recently unsealed, making the effort public.<p>The gist is simple: Microsoft received a National Security Letter requesting “basic subscriber information” regarding an “enterprise” …

Greenwald to publish list of U.S. citizens NSA spied on

Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who chronicled the document dump by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden via the U.K. press, now said …

NIST doesn't have to confer with the NSA about encryption standards anymore.

The House passed a toothless NSA reform bill yesterday, and VC Marc Andreessen says that meetings about privacy and surveillance between tech …

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy

In the third chapter of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon gave two reasons why the slavery into which the Romans had tumbled under Augustus and his successors left them more wretched than any previous human slavery. In the first place, Gibbon said, the Romans …