Tag Archives: NSA

VIDEO: The Edward Snowden Interview the U.S. Media Didn’t Want You to Watch

by truthdig

It’s gone largely unnoticed that the first interview Edward Snowden gave a media outlet after he leaked National Security Agency documents—conducted by German broadcaster ARD—was blocked by American media outlets and YouTube. Continue reading

Government Ends Threat to Jail James Risen but Danger to Journalists and Whistleblowers Remains

by Joan Brunwasser,  OpEdNews

For seven years now, the Justice Department has served the Bush and Obama administrations with a series of subpoenas insisting that Risen do what he wisely refuses to do, which is to provide testimony on whether the former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was a source for a chapter in Risen’s 2006 book State of War. Continue reading

NSA Spied On Hundreds Of Phone Data Encryptors To Eavesdrop On Phones

Giuseppe Macri,  The Daily Caller

The National Security Agency has engaged in spying on hundreds of companies and organizations tied to cellphone networks in an effort to continually beat new encryption standards and surveil phones, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Continue reading

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies

by Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin, ProPublica

Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than have been previously disclosed. Continue reading

House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards

Justin Elliott,  ProPublica

An amendment adopted by a House committee would, if enacted, take a step toward removing the National Security Agency from the business of meddling with encryption standards that protect security on the Internet. Continue reading

Facial Recognition and the Loss of Anonymity

Paul Waldman,  The American Prospect

The latest Snowden revelation says the NSA is increasingly relying on facial recognition, as are lots of law enforcement agencies. Before long, the right to anonymity in public could be gone. Continue reading

Privacy Tools: Encrypt What You Can

Julia Angwin,  Pro Publica

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the inner secrets of the NSA, he has been urging Americans to use encryption to protect themselves from rampant spying. Continue reading

What if Politicians Think Secrecy Trumps the Constitution?


Andrew Napolitano,  reason.com

What if the National Security Agency (NSA) knows it is violating the Constitution by spying on all Americans without showing a judge probable cause of wrongdoing or identifying the persons it wishes to spy upon, as the Constitution requires?

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Sunlight Slays Secret Snooping


Jacob Sullum,  reason.com

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee last July, Deputy Attorney General James Cole explained why the National Security Agency (NSA) needed to collect everyone’s telephone records.

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