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

Anti-Dropbox protest fires up after Condoleezza joins board

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a polarizing figure.<p>In some circles, she's portrayed as a fiercely intelligent and loyal person who broke glass ceilings to become the first black woman to serve as secretary of state. In other circles, she's seen as a dishonest politician who …

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 …

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

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 ardent defenders, including the House Intelligence Committee and the White House, suddenly released similar proposals endorsing the end of the NSA's bulk collection of …

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

<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 assure the public that this is all done under robust judicial oversight. "When it comes to telephone calls, nobody …

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

US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a "back door" in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications.<p>The NSA's collection programs are ostensibly targeted at foreigners, but in August the Guardian revealed a secret rule …

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

By Barton Gellman and<p>Barton Gellman<p>Bio Follow<p>Ashkan Soltani<p>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, …

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