Spying and Surveillance

Snowden’s Christmas Message: Privacy Matters

Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Snowden’s Christmas Message: Privacy Matters

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden released an alternative Christmas message on Britain’s Channel 4. It is the network’s annual response to Queen Elizabeth’s royal Christmas message. Snowden focused on why he values privacy so greatly.

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Obama Administration Tries to Stop Courts from Ruling on Constitutionality of Warrantless Spying

Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Obama Administration Tries to Stop Courts from Ruling on Constitutionality of Warrantless Spying

Even after months of stories exposing the breadth and depth of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Americans’ communications, the Obama administration insists federal courts should stop hearing cases challenging the agency’s warrantless surveillance on grounds that they might expose the existence of this spying.

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Edward Snowden Vindicated, NSA On the Ropes

Posted by on December 19, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Edward Snowden Vindicated, NSA On the Ropes

In the ongoing battle between the NSA and Edward Snowden, the events of this week have tipped the balance toward the whistleblower. First there was Monday’s federal court ruling declaring that the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program is likely unconstitutional.

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‘NSA’s Goal is Elimination of Privacy Worldwide’ – Greenwald to EU Parliament

Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
‘NSA’s Goal is Elimination of Privacy Worldwide’ – Greenwald to EU Parliament

The NSA’s ultimate goal is to destroy individual privacy worldwide, working with its UK sidekick GCHQ, journalist Glenn Greenwald warned an EU inquiry, adding that they were far ahead of their rivals in their “ability to destroy privacy.”

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Edward Snowden: NSA Surveillance Is about Power, Not “Safety” (An Open Letter To The People Of Brazil)

Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 3 Comments
Edward Snowden: NSA Surveillance Is about Power, Not “Safety” (An Open Letter To The People Of Brazil)

Edward Snowden: At the NSA, I witnessed with growing alarm the surveillance of whole populations without any suspicion of wrongdoing, and it threatens to become the greatest human rights challenge of our time. The NSA and other spying agencies tell us that for our own “safety” – they have revoked our right to privacy and broken into our lives. And they did it without asking the public in any country, even their own.

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Judge Rules NSA Spying Program Likely Unconstitutional

Posted by on December 16, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
Judge Rules NSA Spying Program Likely Unconstitutional

A US District Court judge ruled that the National Security Agency’s spy program is likely unconstitutional and that the plaintiffs have standing to challenge the NSA on Monday. In his ruling, Judge Richard Leon said the NSA’s bulk data collection program used to spy on Americans’ phone calls is a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.

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The NSA is Coming to Town with Spy Santas

Posted by on December 15, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The NSA is Coming to Town with Spy Santas

The ACLU’s holiday parody video is making the rounds. Though it’s lighthearted, it concludes with a definitive call to action to end the NSA’s illegal spying activities. Since we can’t expect the NSA to relinquish power willingly, nor can we fully expect federal legislation to be forthcoming, one initiative gaining momentum is a plan to literally shut down their power. You can learn more about the NSA’s Achilles Heel here…

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FBI Admits Activating Webcams To Spy on People (Without Triggering the Indicator Light)

Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
FBI Admits Activating Webcams To Spy on People (Without Triggering the Indicator Light)

The FBI has admitted the obvious: that for years they’ve been activating people’s webcams remotely to spy on them – all without having the webcam light turn on.

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NSA Spy Scandal: A Conspiracy So Vast – Judge Andrew Napolitano

Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
NSA Spy Scandal: A Conspiracy So Vast – Judge Andrew Napolitano

The NSA conspiracy that Edward Snowden revealed is vast. It involves former President George W. Bush, President Obama and their aides, a dozen or so members of Congress, federal judges, executives and technicians at American computer ISPs and telecoms, and the thousands of NSA employees and vendors who have manipulated their fellow conspirators. The conspirators all agreed that it would be a crime for any of them to reveal the conspiracy. Snowden violated that agreement in order to uphold his higher oath to defend the Constitution.

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Write Wrongs! Over 500 World-Famous Authors Sign Anti-Surveillance Petition

Posted by on December 10, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Write Wrongs! Over 500 World-Famous Authors Sign Anti-Surveillance Petition

More than 500 renowned authors – including five Nobel laureates – from across the globe have signed a petition demanding an end to ‘mass surveillance’. It follows the revelations over the last few months of the US and other countries spying.

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Revealed: NSA, GCHQ ‘Planted Agents’ Into World of Warcraft to Spy on Gamers

Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Revealed: NSA, GCHQ ‘Planted Agents’ Into World of Warcraft to Spy on Gamers

The NSA and the UK’s GCHQ spying agencies have collected players’ charts and deployed real-life agents into online World of Warcraft and Second Life games, a new leak by whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed.

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Tech Giants Send Letter To Obama & Congress Demanding They Real In Big Brother Surveillance State

Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Tech Giants Send Letter To Obama & Congress Demanding They Real In Big Brother Surveillance State

Eight major technology companies have joined forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, issuing an open letter Monday to President Barack Obama arguing for reforms in the way the U.S. snoops on people.

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‘Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach’: Evil Octopus Strangling the World Becomes Latest US Intelligence Seal

Posted by on December 6, 2013 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
‘Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach’: Evil Octopus Strangling the World Becomes Latest US Intelligence Seal

The latest spy satellite to be sent into orbit by the NRO can be recognized by its seal: a malevolent octopus with furrowed brows that also happens to be wrapping its tentacles around all corners of the Earth.

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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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