Tag: NSA Surveillance

Responsibility Deflected, The CLOUD Act Passes

Written by on March 24, 2018 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Responsibility Deflected, The CLOUD Act Passes

The CLOUD Act – a piece of legislation which may erode privacy protections around the globe – was passed by the Senate recently.

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The NSA Will Stop Collecting Your Phone Metadata!

The NSA Will Stop Collecting Your Phone Metadata!

The US Patriot act enabled the NSA to collect metadata on all telephone calls in the country, ostensibly to catch terrorists. It was a violation of Rights and Freedoms, and has been the subject of much outcry among citizens and Congressional representatives.

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Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated

Written by on May 27, 2015 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated

The Obama administration’s authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk will likely expire next week after senators from both parties rejected attempts to extend it… From his place of refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange weighs in on the NSA standoff.

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What We Learned About NSA Spying in 2014—And What We’re Fighting to Expose in 2015

Written by on December 28, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
What We Learned About NSA Spying in 2014—And What We’re Fighting to Expose in 2015

After a banner year for shedding light on the NSA’s secret surveillance programs in 2013, the pace of disclosures in 2014—both from whistleblowers and through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits—slowed significantly.But that’s not because all the secrets of NSA surveillance have been revealed.

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HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

Written 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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Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel

Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel

The virtually inescapable government surveillance has impaired if not eliminated the ability of news-gatherers and attorneys to communicate confidentially with their sources and their clients.

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Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being.

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

Written 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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