NSA


Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 30, 2016   Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report Audit from the Department of Justice inspector general finds 2013 revelations attached ‘stigma’ to data collection requests     Government surveillance of civilians has declined in large part due to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden‘s 2013 […]

Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report

What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?

What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute September 21, 2016   What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?   The Oliver Stone film “Snowden” is predictably being nit-picked by the denizens of the establishment, nevertheless those with a better understanding of what it means to live in a free society are calling it an important opportunity for […]


The NSA Abroad: The UK Base that Makes US Targeted Killing Possible

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams September 6, 2016   The NSA Abroad: The UK Base that Makes US Targeted Killing Possible Newly revealed documents leaked by Edward Snowden and reported by the Intercept detail the inner workings of the NSA’s largest overseas base, Menwith Hill     In a damning exposé published Monday, The Intercept […]

The NSA Abroad: The UK Base that Makes US Targeted Killing Possible

The FBI and NSA Won't Keep Us Safe

The FBI and NSA Won’t Keep Us Safe

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 14, 2016   The FBI and NSA Won’t Keep Us Safe   The NSA was too busy spying on your family to stop the Orlando gunman. But why aren’t night clubs keeping tabs on people who walk in with rifles?  According to various sources, the gunman in Orlando’s Saturday massacre, Omar Mateen, […]


ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion

ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams February 27, 2016   ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion “Before we allow them to spread that information further in the government, we need to have a serious conversation about how to protect Americans’ information.”     Civil liberties advocates slammed reports on Friday that the […]


New WikiLeaks Release Exposes ‘Most Highly Classified’ NSA Spy Ops

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams February 23, 2016   New WikiLeaks Release Exposes ‘Most Highly Classified’ NSA Spy Ops Among the NSA’s targets was UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon. “If the Secretary General can be targeted without consequence then everyone from world leader to street sweeper is at risk,” says Julian Assange     New […]

The NSA spied on EU, UN, Israeli, and Japanese officials, new documents reveal. (Photo: File)

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No, the PATRIOT Act Didn’t Really Expire

By Mark Nestmann Nestmann.com December 16, 2015   No, the PATRIOT Act Didn’t Really Expire     A few days ago, I was speaking to a client who informed me that “the PATRIOT Act expired last week.” She went on to tell me that as a result, she now felt her electronic communications were safe […]


Same Judge who Covered Up CIA Torture Dismisses Suit Against NSA Surveillance

By Andrew Emett Free Thought Project October 27, 2015   Same Judge who Covered Up CIA Torture Dismisses Suit Against NSA Surveillance     Responsible for helping cover up the CIA’s torture program, the same judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday filed by the ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Wikipedia, and other organizations accusing the […]

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is only following one other account on Twitter, and that is @NSAGov (Twitter/@Snowden/CBC News screenshot)

Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately starts following the NSA

By Lauren O’Neil CBC News Sep 29, 2015 3:14 PM ET   Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately starts following the NSA Gets 170,000 followers within an hour of joining social media site     If the NSA ever wants to get in touch with famed whistleblower Edward Snowden, it can do so via direct message on Twitter — a […]


Judge on NSA: “This court believes there are millions and millions of Americans whose constitutional rights have been and are being violated.”

By Against Crony Capitalism September 4, 2015   Judge on NSA: “This court believes there are millions and millions of Americans whose constitutional rights have been and are being violated.”     This is in reference to the NSA’s “bulk data” collection program. You’re darn right that millions of people’s rights are being violated by […]

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The NSA documents cite AT&T's "extreme willingness to help." (Mike Mozart/flickr/cc)

Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 16, 2015   Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T “The NSA’s top-secret budget in 2013 for the AT&T partnership was more than twice that of the next-largest such program,” a New York Times and ProPublica investigation has revealed.     Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents show that […]


German Chancellor Angela Merkel with aides in 2012. (Photo: European People's Party/flickr/cc)

NSA Surrounded Merkel in ‘Web of Surveillance’: WikiLeaks

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams July 9, 2015   NSA Surrounded Merkel in ‘Web of Surveillance’: WikiLeaks Spy target list includes not only confidential numbers for Merkel, but also for her top officials, her aides, her chief of staff, and even her fax machine     New documents published Wednesday by WikiLeaks show that the […]