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NSA Review Committee Finds ‘No Significant Value’ in Mass Phone Surveillance

NSA Review Committee Finds ‘No Significant Value’ in Mass Phone Surveillance

A former member of President Obama’s National Security Agency review committee said there is no significant value in mass surveillance programs… A January 2014 analysis of 225 terrorism cases inside the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks found that the bulk collection of phone records by the NSA “has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.” The study by the New America Foundation found that traditional law enforcement and investigative methods were used in most of the cases and the monitoring did little to help.

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Snowden: “I Should Have Leaked Sooner”

Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Government, Internet Control, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden: “I Should Have Leaked Sooner”

A day after Citizenfour, a documentary in which he stars, won an Academy Award, Edward Snowden reveals he wishes he had come forward a little sooner.

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Julian Assange Crowdfunds Life-Size Statue of Himself

Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Art and Music, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Julian Assange Crowdfunds Life-Size Statue of Himself

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has used the whistleblowing website’s official Twitter account to publicise a funding drive for the creation of a life-size bronze public artwork featuring himself, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, described as a “a monument to courage”.

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Snowden Slams Dropbox, Facebook As Threats To Privacy

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Snowden Slams Dropbox, Facebook As Threats To Privacy

Dropbox, Facebook and Google are a few of the biggest threats to individuals’ privacy, Edward Snowden warned at a forum this weekend. Advising consumers to only use encrypted services that promise to not share data with the government or other corporations, the whistleblower gave some quick tips on how to protect personal data and ensure privacy. RT’s Ben Swann recaps the advice.

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HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

In true “Spy v. Spy” fashion, Turkey is itself is the target of intense surveillance even as it cooperates closely with the U.S.— one NSA document describes the country bluntly as both a “partner and target.”

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Snowden Reveals NSA Program Described as ‘Last Straw’ Before Leak

Posted by on August 13, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Snowden Reveals NSA Program Described as ‘Last Straw’ Before Leak

In an in-depth interview published by Wired Magazine on Wednesday, Edward Snowden discloses what government activities proved to be the “last straw,” prompting the whistleblower to expose the depths of the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance operation. Speaking with investigative journalist James Bamford—who blew the whistle on a government eavesdropping program when stationed in Hawaii during the Vietnam War and later wrote a number of best-selling books about government secrecy and the NSA—Snowden reveals how a botched U.S. government hacking operation caused Syria’s 2012 internet blackout.

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Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden show how intelligence cooperation enables repeated Israeli aggression against Palestinians

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Newly Revealed Snowden Docs Expose Near Global Reach of NSA

Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Newly Revealed Snowden Docs Expose Near Global Reach of NSA

The U.S. National Security Agency was given legal authority to gather communications covering nearly the entire globe, the Washington Post has revealed. A 2010 classified document leaked by Edward Snowden and obtained by the Post shows that the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as the FISA court, gave the NSA allowance under section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act to intercept information that “concerns foreign powers” in all countries except the four that, with the United States, make up the “Five Eyes” alliance—the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The list of the 193 countries includes Afghanistan, Bolivia, France, Israel, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Palestinian Authority.

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On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. Since then, the onslaught of disturbing revelations, from disclosures, admissions from government officials, Freedom of Information Act requests, and lawsuits, has been nonstop. On the anniversary of that first leak, here are 65 things we know about NSA spying that we did not know a year ago…

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Snowden, the NSA, and a Crime of High Treason – Who’s Guilty?

Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden, the NSA, and a Crime of High Treason – Who’s Guilty?

The divide that separates the ruling class from from the people who actually keep society functioning keeps getting wider and wider. Nothing illustrates this fact quite like the “debate” over the NSA’s mass surveillance and Edward Snowden’s role in exposing it. Sources and full transcript: Snowden, The NSA and a Crime of High Treason

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NSA Is Creating Huge Facial Recognition Database by Taking Millions of Images Off the Internet Daily

Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
NSA Is Creating Huge Facial Recognition Database by Taking Millions of Images Off the Internet Daily

The National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting millions of images a day for facial-recognition purposes, according to classified documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the New York Times. Of those millions of images, approximately 55,000 a day are “facial recognition quality images,” according to the documents. The documents reveal that the NSA is using new software to mine social media, emails, text messages and other digital communications for images.

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Kerry’s Latest Snowden Comments Are Moronic, Offensive, and Dangerous

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Government, Politics, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Kerry’s Latest Snowden Comments Are Moronic, Offensive, and Dangerous

US Secretary of State John Kerry is sadly mistaken in his attempt to equate “justice” with “the American state.” Defending that comparison is a losing battle

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments

Glenn Greenwald reflects on the Pulitzer Prize, adversarial journalism and the corporate media’s response to his reporting on Edward Snowden’s leaked National Security Agency documents. “We knew that once we started publishing not one or two stories, but dozens of stories … that not just the government, but even fellow journalists were going to start to look at what we were doing with increasing levels of hostility and to start to say, ‘This doesn’t actually seem like journalism anymore,’ because it’s not the kind of journalism that they do,” Greenwald says. “It doesn’t abide by these unspoken rules that are designed to protect the government.”

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The Battle to Retake Our Privacy Can Be Won — Really!

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The Battle to Retake Our Privacy Can Be Won — Really!

The battle to retake our privacy can’t be won in the halls of Congress alone. This is the primary reason why a host of public-interest groups launched something called Reset the Net last week. The campaign calls for major websites and the general public to widely adopt end-to-end encryption tools to stem the ability of the NSA – or any other intelligence agency – to conduct mass surveillance, regardless of what our laws look like. The campaign will culminate on 5 June – the one-year anniversary of the Snowden disclosures – with a giant online push to get ordinary internet users signed up and using the tools that are so critical to keeping our information private online.

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Snowden Defends Privacy At SXSW Conference

Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Snowden Defends Privacy At SXSW Conference

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke to South By Southwest conference attendees via satellite from Russia on Monday. SXSW is the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas. Snowden focused mostly on the importance of encryption technology, privacy on the Internet and the downfalls of mass security during his nearly hour-long discussion. Meghan Lopez talks to RT’s Ramon Galindo to get the latest on SXSW and Snowden’s remarks.

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