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Mark Udall: I tried to expose NSA program

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) says he “did everything short of leaking classified information” to bring attention to the National Security Administration's seizure of Americans' phone records.<p>“I did everything in my power to bring attention” to the program, he told the Denver Post.<p>Udall alluded to the …

James Clapper is still lying to America

A smoking gun shows Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is a big liar — and it’s not the first time<p>"James Clapper Is Still Lying": That would be a more honest headline for yesterday's big Washington Post article about the director of national intelligence's letter to the U.S. …

German Prosecutors to Review Allegations of US Spying

SPIEGEL has learned that the German Federal Prosecutors' Office is looking into allegations that a US intelligence agency has conducted massive …

Misinformation on classified NSA programs includes statements by senior U.S. officials

Amid the cascading disclosures about National Security Agency surveillance programs, the top lawyer in the U.S. intelligence community opened his remarks at a rare public appearance last week with a lament about how much of the information being spilled was wrong.<p>“A lie can get halfway around the …

How the NSA is still harvesting your online data

A review of top-secret NSA documents suggests that the surveillance agency still collects and sifts through large quantities of Americans' online …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …

Memories of Stasi color Germans’ view of U.S. surveillance programs | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Wolfgang Schmidt was seated in Berlin’s 1,200-foot-high TV tower, one of the few remaining landmarks left from the former East Germany. Peering out …

Dirty Wars author Jeremy Scahill: is journalism being criminalised? – video interview

In the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden's leak of NSA files, Jeremy Scahill, author of Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield and featured …

Fire DNI James Clapper: He lied to Congress about NSA surveillance.

If President Obama really does welcome a debate about the scope of the U.S. surveillance program, a good first step would be to fire Director of …

FISC Will Not Object To Release of 2011 Court Opinion That Confirmed NSA’s Illegal Surveillance

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISC, ruled Wednesday that it has no objection to the release of a 2011 opinion of the court, which …

Insider Threat: Government Employees Urged to Tattle On Coworkers in Effort to Stop Classified Leaks

<b>AARON MATÉ:</b> As the media focuses almost exclusively on Edward Snowden’s possible whereabouts, more details on the Obama administration’s crackdown on …

The NSA's metastasised intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse

Let's be absolutely clear about the news that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on US citizens – from emails, to telephone calls, to …

Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S. | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a …

Hullabaloo

Saturday, June 22, 2013<p><b>This really is Big Brother: the leak nobody's noticed</b><p>by digby<p>This McClatchy piece (written by some of the same people who got …

Reassured by NSA's Internal Procedures? Don't Be. They Still Don't Tell the Whole Story.

In Depth Review: New NSA Documents Expose How Americans Can Be Spied on Without A Warrant

How the NSA's Surveillance Procedures Threaten Americans' Privacy

Documents obtained by the journalist Glenn Greenwald and released yesterday by <i>The Guardian</i> show how the National Security Agency has implemented the …

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications

Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has …

Documents Confirm How the NSA's Surveillance Procedures Threaten Americans' Privacy

Newly released documents confirm what critics have long suspected—that the National Security Agency, a component of the Defense Department, is …

The Western Journal

Tipping Toward Tyranny

<i>“We know better than what they tell us, yet hope otherwise.” — Thomas Pynchon, in a 2003 introduction to George Orwell’s reprinted classic, 1984</i><p>After …

No, NSA Spying Did NOT Prevent a Terror Attack on Wall Street | Washington's Blog

NSA Grasps at Straws<p>In response to the revelation that the NSA has been illegally spying on all Americans for more than a decade, NSA chief General …

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 …

‘Warrant? You Don’t Need To See No Stinkin’ Warrant. Cuff Her!’

The police department in a small Texas town is backpedaling on the actions of two officers who arrested a local woman simply because she asked to see …

GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits

Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls …

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so

In a roundtable discussion, a trio of former National Security Agency whistle-blowers tell USA TODAY that Edward Snowden succeeded where they failed.<p>When a National Security Agency contractor revealed top-secret details this month on the government's collection of Americans' phone and Internet …

Civil liberties: surveillance and the state

In unmasking himself as the leaker of the files showing the uses and abuses of western intelligence, Edward Snowden called for a wider public debate. …