Spying and Surveillance

Exposing the ‘Five Eyes’ Global Surveillance Cabal – Abby Martin

Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Exposing the ‘Five Eyes’ Global Surveillance Cabal – Abby Martin

Abby Martin takes a closer look at a recent NSA leak which links the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand as an international intelligence partnership focused on surveillance of each other’s citizens. The “Five Eyes” agreement has been in place since the end of World War II.

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Oliver Stone: “I feel like a dissident against the American Empire”

Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Military, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Oliver Stone: “I feel like a dissident against the American Empire”

Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick talk about their mini-series “The Untold History of the United States.” The two also address the latest news about NSA surveillance, drones, and Wall Street greed. And Oliver Stone explains why he feels like a dissident against the US empire.

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Glenn Greenwald DESTROYS on BBC’s HardTalk

Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Glenn Greenwald DESTROYS on BBC’s HardTalk

There seems to be a never-ending line of journalists trying to shoot down Glenn Greenwald, who instead end up being completely humiliated. This is the second attempt by BBC alone. According to Greenwald: “The goal of the U.S. government is to eliminate all privacy globally!”

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Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a public interest technology watchdog group, is maintaining an extensive database on NSA surveillance that it is making available for public research. The site includes NSA primary sources, information on key officials and agencies involved in the creation and perpetuation of NSA surveillance, legality authorizations, a surveillance timeline, and much, much more.

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NSA Knew It Was Breaking Its Own Spying Rules

Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
NSA Knew It Was Breaking Its Own Spying Rules

The National Security Agency was well aware it was committing violations of surveillance rules, according to newly declassified documents. The NSA self-reported the violations to a US intelligence court, and promised to enact new safety measures to prevent the violations from recurring. Despite the acknowledgement, the NSA broke its own rules again in 2009, according to FISA Court documents. These revelations come after similar ones in September that the NSA broke its own rules and mislead the FISA Court regarding bulk data collection. RT’s Ameera David has the reaction from the FISA Court that the NSA overstepped its boundaries and ignored privacy protections.

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Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Journalist Chris Hedges was present in the federal courtroom for the sentencing of hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. His crime: revealing to the people of the United States the truth about their government’s collaboration with the corporate elite toward the goal of replacing democracy with elite capitalist tyranny.

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NSA’s Vast Surveillance Powers Extend Far Beyond Counterterrorism, Despite Misleading Government Claims

Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
NSA’s Vast Surveillance Powers Extend Far Beyond Counterterrorism, Despite Misleading Government Claims

Time and again we’ve seen the National Security Agency (NSA) defend its vast surveillance apparatus by invoking the spectre of terrorism, discussing its spying powers as a method to keep America safe. Yet, the truth is that counterterrorism is only a fraction of their far broader authority to seek “foreign intelligence information,” a menacing sounding term that actually encapsulates all sorts of innocuous, everyday conversation.

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The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

28-year-old political hacktivist Jeremy Hammond spends his days and nights in jail. His hack of private security firm Strategic Forecasting Inc. (Stratfor) revealed the company’s “infiltration, monitoring and surveillance of protesters and dissidents, especially in the Occupy movement, on behalf of corporations and the national security state.” Although he does not at present have his liberty, Hammond still maintains his courage and resolve.

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Stream Robert Greenwald’s “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” for Free!

Stream Robert Greenwald’s “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” for Free!

Robert Greenwald’s new documentary film “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” is now available free for streaming, for a limited time. People who want to know more about this latest development in the arsenal of the military-industrial complex can sign up online to view the film for free.

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Chomsky: Why the Rest of the World No Longer Wants To Be Like U.S.

Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Chomsky: Why the Rest of the World No Longer Wants To Be Like U.S.

Many countries in the world see the U.S. as a rogue superpower that has become the single greatest external threat to their societies.

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Congress introduces USA Freedom Act to limit NSA’s domestic phone spying

Congress introduces USA Freedom Act to limit NSA’s domestic phone spying

Patriot-Act penitents Sensenbrenner and Leahy offer belated retribution to the American people in the form of the USA Freedom Act. The Senate bill requires the NSA to halt the metadata collection of Americans’ phone records, provides for a public advocate to represent the interests of private citizens in the FISA courts, and allows for increased public scrutiny of FISA court rulings.

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NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

NSA Hacks Google. How could it affect you? Emails? Online searches? Think bigger… Recently it was leaked that the National Security Agency tapped into primary overseas communication links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. According to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency has access to raw data from hundreds of millions of internet users, and many of them are Americans.

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Senate NSA Reform Gives Agency Even More Spying Powers

Posted by on November 1, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Senate NSA Reform Gives Agency Even More Spying Powers

The Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill called the FISA Improvement Act on Thursday. Committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called the reforms “prudent, responsible and meaningful,” but critics say the bill actually gives the National Security Agency more legal protections to continue its bulk data collection. Previously, the NSA used its own interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act to spy on American citizens, and the FISA Improvement Act would codify that program into law.

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HUGE: The NSA Hacked Into Google and Yahoo Data Centers Worldwide

Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
HUGE: The NSA Hacked Into Google and Yahoo Data Centers Worldwide

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials. By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot.

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Intelligence Officials Confirm White House, State Department Approved Surveillance Of Allied Leaders

Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Intelligence Officials Confirm White House, State Department Approved Surveillance Of Allied Leaders

Current and former U.S. intelligence officials confirmed that both the White House and State Department knew about and approved of surveillance of the phone conversations of allied foreign leaders, according to The Los Angeles Times. This comes after it was revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the phones of some 35 world leaders and has led to outcry in Spain, France, Mexico and Germany along with consideration of an anti-NSA resolution in the U.N.

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