Senior Judge James Carr sat on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court, FISC, for 6 years, which means his hand must have gotten pretty darned tired and cramped from stamping approved on all those ex parte government applications.
The US Air Force (USAF) has announced the development of a super computer that will be stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force base (WPAFB). This computer is being touted as the most powerful system – rivaling even the Department of Defense (DoD).
An effort is underway in the House (Thanks to Justin Amash, the Republican congressman from Michigan) to defund part of the NSA. Special interests within and around the agency are concerned. For pretty much forever the agency has been seen as untouch
In a bizarre and ludicrous attempt at “transparency,” the Obama administration has announced that it asked a secret court to approve a secret order to allow the government to keep spying on millions of Americans, and the secret court has granted its
“The FISA business records program has contributed to disrupting numerous terrorist attacks against our nation. It has been reviewed and authorized by all 3 branches of government and is subject to strict controls,” Senate Intelligence Chairman
The White House raised the alarm over a move to end the National Security Agency’s authority under the Patriot Act, preventing the secretive surveillance agency from collecting records unless an individual is under investigation.
Although NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden remains both in exile and in limbo, his disclosures regarding the National Security Agency’s pervasive surveillance program may lead to significant changes on Capitol Hill. Republican Congressman Justin Am
The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of d
The National Security Agency called for a "top secret" meeting with members of the House on Tuesday to lobby against the first House amendment to challenge the agency's authority to cull broad swaths of communications data........
A very typical day of me trying to get much less read a message from Dr. Paul.
All the talk surrounding biometric data collection and the building of massive databases of palm and iris scans and even facial recognition is not being welcomed with open arms by most people. There are some people that may see the storage of biomet
The Obama administration for the first time responded to a Spygate lawsuit, telling a federal judge the wholesale vacuuming up of all phone-call metadata in the United States is in the “public interest,” does not breach the constitutional rights of A
Journalist Glenn Greenwald says new reports from the trove of NSA data supplied by whistleblower Edward Snowden can be expected in the next few days. Speaking on a German talkshow, he said they would be even "more explosive in Germany" than previous
Unfortunately, this is just further proof that most of our celebrated institutions, including prestigious palaces of “higher learning,” are nothing more than apologists and gatekeepers for plutocratic power. It was only a little less than two weeks a
When Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the consequences of living in the NSA Surveillance State, Marcy Wheeler, known to civil libertarians by the cyber-nickname “Emptywheel,” had something to say about it. She has been a full-time commentator on in
A secret court on Friday extended the National Security Agency’s authority to collect and store the phone records of tens of millions of American cellphone customers, the top U.S. intelligence official confirmed.
Despite the size and scope of Edward Snowden’s NSA whistleblowing, there’s little sign of Washington DC changing its practices, and even less of an indication that any of its European allies will actually hold it to account.
Paying youths to push big government makes a mockery of volunteerism
The National Security Agency isn’t just snooping into phone and online communications. It also appears to be keeping a close eye on credit card transactions. Why? And what can they see? The presumed purpose of NSA’s credit card tracking is to help i
George Donnelly (Shield Mutual) provides an update on Adam Kokesh and Shield Mutual - Davi Barker (Muslims4Liberty.Org) on how much people can watch police brutality before they will intervene and the psychology of authority
Ever since the Edward Snowden story about the NSA spying program erupted, there has been a disturbingly eerie silence from progressives.
Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned today in a Senate speech opposing confirmation of Richard Cordray as CFPB director.
As license plate readers proliferate, law enforcement and private business are pooling surveillance data in light of conflicting guidelines on how long they may retain the data, which often is marketed for profit, according to a report by the America
If you've seen James Bond or Jason Bourne on the big screen, you might think you know a thing or two about international espionage.
Americans were shocked -- shocked, I tell you!
Jason Sosa was walking down a Shanghai sidewalk when he stumbled onto a digital image. It was projected onto the floor just inside a burger joint — yes, a burger joint — just off the sidewalk, and if you got close, the image changed. It would show yo
The American surveillance state is now an omnipresent reality, but its deep history is little known and its future little grasped.
In a recent and well-known article, Norman Podhoretz has attempted to conscript George Orwell into the ranks of neoconservative enthusiasts for the newly revitalized cold war with the Soviet Union. If Orwell were alive today, this truly “Orwellian
AT&T charges the government a $325 “activation fee” for each individual wiretap and a daily fee of $10 to maintain it. Verizon charges government eavesdroppers $775 for the first month of monitoring an individual then $500 in a month