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Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself

<b>(Updated below)</b><p>The Independent this morning published an article - which it repeatedly claims comes from "documents obtained from the NSA by Edward Snowden" - disclosing that "Britain runs a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept and process vast quantities of emails, …

Book News: Guantanamo Reading Material Spurs More Controversy

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p><i>N.B. — Book News is going on vacation next week. Your faithful correspondent will be in California sans laptop and praying that Jonathan Franzen doesn't choose that week to reignite any feuds with daytime talk show</i> …

Bradley Manning was no criminal

Many Americans have been perplexed about how to view the prosecution of Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced this week under the name Bradley Manning.<p>On the one hand, they’re not comfortable with the notion that any Army private should be able to decide for herself, without consequences, which …

Story of a human being: Who gets to be Bradley Manning?

<b>Bradley Manning (AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>After some very inhumane treatment of the whistle-blower, sentencing is now narrowing in on Manning the person<p>Natasha Lennard<p>August 15, 2013 3:19pm (UTC)<p>A short, sad apology was made on Wednesday in a Fort Meade military courtroom. Just who made the apology -- …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

Dubious sources feed national-security reporter Eli Lake a fraudulent story for political purposes — once again

<i>Cartoon by C. Clyde Squires (September 1907)</i><p>Two years ago, following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, a number of journalists wrote …

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.<p>Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance …

How to keep Edward Snowden from leaking more NSA secrets

THE COSTS of the Edward Snowden affair continue to mount for the Obama administration — though so far the visible damage is primarily political, rather than national security-related. On Monday, President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry struggled to respond to new allegations, leaked by …

Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos

<i>Update: See Jeremy Scahill speak this Friday in New York City at 7pm in the Tishman Auditorium at The New School. Click here for full event …

Legends Never Die

Story by<p>5.2.13<p>Share:<p>Two decades after a low-budget film turned Washington Square skaters into celebrities, the kids from "Kids" struggle with lost …

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