NSA official: "The data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations (yay!)"
Staff working at America's National Security Agency – the eavesdropping unit that was revealed to have spied on millions of people – have used the technology to spy on their lovers.
• Top-secret files show first evidence of financial relationship • Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA • Costs were incurred after 2011 Fisa court ruling
In his campaign, Obama has proposed opening up to the public all bill debates and negotiations with lobbyists, via TV and the Internet. Why? Because he trusts that Americans, when given the tools to see and understand what their legislators are doing
President Barack Obama is acknowledging he must “do a better job” of giving Americans confidence in the programs the National Security Agency has deployed to guard against terrorism.
The National Security Agency paid millions of tax dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency's activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secre
The Obama administration is demanding the nation’s two biggest shipping companies police the contents of Americans’ sealed packages, and a FedEx spokesman is warning that the move “has the potential to threaten the privacy of all customers that send
"This was in 2002-2003 time frame. The NSA were targeting individuals. In that case, they were judges like the Supreme Court. I held in my hand Judge Alito's targeting information for his phones and his staff and his family."
EFF Victory Results in Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional
U.S. intelligence officials have declassified a secret court opinion that both chastises the National Security Agency for misleading the court and highlights an eavesdropping program in which authorities have direct access to “upstream” internet comm
Thank God for Edward Snowden. I used to warn people about surveillance and the death of privacy, but most of them found it hard to believe me; it was just too far out of the mainstream. Not so anymore.
In a strongly worded opinion, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court expressed consternation at what he saw as a pattern of misleading statements by the government and hinted that the NSA possibly violated
The reality is this: Americans now live under the largest and most invasive surveillance state in the history of the world. This has been confirmed and admitted, even by the talking heads of the mainstream press.
Can a government agency block criticism by claiming copyright infringement? Sounds a bit ridiculous but it is happening. The NSA is effectively stopping one small business owner from criticism, claiming that by using its name he has infringed on the
Groklaw, the award-winning legal/technology blog many think helped defeat SCO's attempt to seize control of Linux, is shutting down....because of the NSA. Its creator, Pamela Jones, says she cannot continue in a world with no email privacy
If the police arrest you, do they need a warrant to rifle through your cellphone? Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches.
Pamela Jones shuts award-winning site, saying concerns that messages could be read mean that 'there is now no shield from forced exposure'
While each new national-security power Washington has embraced was controversial when enacted, they are often discussed in isolation. But they don’t operate in isolation.
We now find ourselves operating in a strange paradigm where the government not only views the citizenry as suspects but treats them as suspects, as well.
The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, explains that he is now forced to work on stories about the US National Security Administration from New York City, because UK intelligence officials went into the Guardian's headquarters and destroyed
The saga of Lavabit founder Ladar Levison is getting even more ridiculous, as he explains that the government has threatened him with criminal charges for his decision to shut down the business, rather than agree to some mysterious court order.
When the CIA was created in 1947, lawmakers instructed it not to exercise “police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or domestic security functions.” Congress’s aim to prevent Agency operations at home is plain, but the exact nature of
Police in Fort Worth, Texas have purchased body cameras that can be attached to uniform collars or the side of eyeglasses. Fort Worth PD state that the cameras are intended to settle disputes between police and residents who believe that they have b
Although broadcast on 7/31/13.. this was not previously posted. It shows the Feinsteinish ARROGANCE on Capitol hill smugly defending tyranny. We are in a VICIOUS fight... Jane Harmon can barely contain it.
It's unnerving to learn my journalism for WikiLeaks led to being named in an FBI probe. Mainstream media need to pay attention
From: Warren Woodward 55 Ross Circle Sedona, Arizona 86336 928 204 6434 I went to the August 5th meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Despite being authorized by Arizona statute to determine the safety of utilityRead Letter
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Republican who led Congress revolt against surveillance insists members did not see document before 2011 Patriot Act vote
Some of the most ardent defenders of our nation's Skynet surveillance programs and other forms of cyber-overreach have one thing in common: