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Can the government confiscate a citizen's passport for no apparent reason? It just did.

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Anti-Dropbox protest fires up after Condoleezza joins board

#DropDropbox protesters say it doesn’t make sense for an alleged warrantless wiretapping advocate to be appointed to the board of a secure cloud storage service.<p>Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a polarizing figure.<p>In some circles, she's portrayed as a fiercely intelligent and loyal …

Wiretapping

TSA bars mute stroke victim from flight, forces 8-hour bus ride

A woman claims an airport security agent refused to let her disabled sister on board a plane because she couldn’t say her own name.<p>Sherry Wright says …

DEA Administrator Says Pot Prohibition Protects Dogs; Many Dead Dogs Would Disagree

There was just an article last week, and it was on pets. It was about the unanticipated or unexpected consequences of this, and how veterinarians now …

NSA Admits to Wrongdoing—What Now?

Since the Snowden revelations first came to light last June, the NSA has steadfastly denied them. Clapper has denied them. The recently retired head …

Sources and Secrets - The Snowden Revelations

Episode Details<p>Original tape date: March 21, 2014.<p>A Skyped interview by Roger Cohen with Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, Laura Poitras, filmmaker …

History-Changing FBI Whistleblowers Reveal Themselves in '1971'

On March 8, 1971, a group of anti-war activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and changed the course of history.<p>The burglars wound …

Surveillance

Beware the surveillance reform Trojan horse: what's not in the new NSA laws?

Here's what the privacy geeks are worried about after a whirlwind week – that the spies might get more out of these bills than Snowden or the people he tried to protect<p>This week was undoubtedly a turning point in the NSA debate. Edward Snowden said it himself on Monday, as some of the NSA's most …

NSA Pawed Through Americans' Communications Without Warrants, Say Senators

"It is now clear to the public that the list of ongoing intrusive surveillance practices by the NSA includes not only bulk collection of Americans' …

Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process

Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise<p><b>(updated below [Wed.])</b><p>Since we began began publishing stories about the NSA's massive domestic spying apparatus, various NSA defenders – beginning with President Obama - have sought to …

NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper

NSA used 'back door' to search Americans' communications Director of national intelligence confirms use of new legal rule Data collected under 'Prism' and 'Upstream' programs<p>US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a "back door" in surveillance law to perform …

Reports of the Death of a National License-Plate Tracking Database Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

In a February 19 front-page story, the <i>Washington Post</i> appeared to be breaking news of yet another massive federal surveillance program invading the …

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls

The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and …

Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack System Administrators

Across the world, people who work as system administrators keep computer networks in order – and this has turned them into unwitting targets of the …

Obama’s New NSA Proposal and Democratic Partisan Hackery

I vividly recall the first time I realized just how mindlessly and uncritically supportive of President Obama many Democrats were willing to be. In …

Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate