ACLU sues NSA Over 'Dragnet' Surveillance Revealed in Historic Leaks

'Digital Blackwater': NSA Leak Highlights Key Role of Private Contractors

The Unique Danger of Government Surveillance

Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Outsourced Intelligence

An Administration Ruled by Fear

Roll Back the Surveillance State


Big Money and the NSA Scandal: How Dangerous is the ''Security/Digital Complex''?

Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future: Last year Booz Allen Hamilton announced two new contracts with Homeland Security worth a total of $11 billion.


What Is the Government s Agenda?

If Edward Snowden Is a Criminal, Why Aren t the Rest of Us Criminals As Well?

The US Spy Leviathan

Datagate and the Death of American Liberalism

Trashing the Bill of Rights: Where America Stands Now

On PRISM, Partisanship, and Propaganda


How Edward Snowden Exposed a ''Massive Surveillance Apparatus''


''There is this massive surveillance apparatus being gradually constructed in the United States that already has extremely invasive capabilities to monitor and store the communications and other forms of behavior not just of tens of millions of Americans, but of hundreds of millions, probably billions of people, around the globe,'' Greenwald says.

One American Who Isn t For Sale

By Robert Scheer

So it s true, as filmmaker Michael Moore once warned us, the Carlyle Group is Big Brother.

Historic Challenge to Support the Moral Actions of Edward Snowden

By Norman Solomon

Edward Snowden has given aid and comfort to grassroots efforts for democracy. What we do with his brave gift will be our choice.

'It Can t Happen Here' Just Did

By Gene Healy

''Metadata'': Allows the government secretly to track who a target communicates with and where he s physically located. That knowledge can be used to unearth who s leaking to reporters, when and where political opponents are meeting, even who s sleeping with whom.

'Pardon Edward Snowden' Petition

By Deborah Zabarenko

A petition to pardon Edward Snowden, who has acknowledged leaking secret documents from the U.S. National Security Agency, attracted more than 22,000 electronic signatures by Monday afternoon, one day after it was posted on the White House website.

Meet the Contractors Analyzing your Private Data

By Tim Shorrock

Private companies are getting rich probing your personal information for the government. Call it Digital Blackwater.

US Lawmakers Call for Review of Patriot Act After NSA Surveillance Revelations

By Dan Roberts and Spencer Ackerman in Washington

The legislation, which was introduced after the 9/11 attacks, has been cited as the legal basis for the National Security Agency scouring billions of ordinary US telephone records in an effort to combat terrorism.

This is how the government lies

The recent whistleblower revelations have caught Obama administration s Director of National Intelligence in a flat-out lie. But watch how James Clapper tries to weasel out of it. What we would call a lie he calls it 'the least untruthful' answer.

NSA Whistleblower: The Ultimate Insider Attack

Snowden said that ''I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President [of the United States] if I had a personal email.''

Ron Paul: 'Thankful' for Edward Snowden

Former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas praised NSA leaker Edward Snowden for his part in exposing how much information the government has been collecting from private citizens.

Why Is Everyone Totally Okay With The Government Spying On 'Foreigners?'

Americans seem to be fine about any kind of U.S. government spying as long as it s focused on ''foreigners.'' They just go crazy when the same tactics are used on Americans.

IRS buys spy equipment amid spending scandal

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), already embroiled in a high-profile scandal over its operations, is looking to acquire surveillance equipment that includes cameras concealed in plants, coffee trays and clock radios.

US Hacking The World

Edward Snowden: US Government Has Been Hacking Hong Kong and China for Years

By Lana Lam

Snowden said he was releasing the information to demonstrate ''the hypocrisy of the US government when it claims that it does not target civilian infrastructure, unlike its adversaries''.

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden: 'Let Hong Kong People Decide My Fate'

By Lana Lam

''I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality,'' Snowden said.

Ron Paul Warns US Government May Assassinate NSA Leaker Snowden

By Jonathan Easley

''I am worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile,'' Paul said.

Why You Should Worry About The NSA

By Richard A. Clarke

The just-revealed surveillance stretches the law to its breaking point and opens the door to future potential abuses.

27 Edward Snowden Quotes About U.S. Government Spying That Should Send A Chill Up Your Spine

''I can t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they are secretly building."

Thank NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

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NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say

Obama administration says NSA data helped make arrests in two important cases, but critics say that simply isn t true.

Thomas Drake: Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution


So we refused to be part of the NSA s dark blanket. That is why whistleblowers pay the price for being the backstop of democracy.

India says U.S. spying on internet data of its citizens unacceptable

India is the fifth most tracked country by American intelligence agencies which used a secret data-mining program to keep a tab on the worldwide internet data, according to media reports.

FBI sharply increases use of Patriot Act provision to collect US citizens' records

The FBI has dramatically increased its use of a controversial provision of the Patriot Act to secretly obtain a vast store of business records of U.S. citizens under President Barack Obama, according to recent Justice Department reports to Congress.

Ex-NSA Leaker: This Kind Of Surveillance Has No Place In A Democracy


''The Stasi in East Germany would have drooled over this capability''. Thomas Drake, Former NSA Senior Executive.

James Clapper Is A Liar

By Thomas L. McDonald

I know Orwell is getting a heavy workout these days, but one of his lasting contributions to semantics was offering the most potent example of how totalitarian states manipulate language as a tool of control and deception.

Germans accuse U.S. of Stasi tactics before Obama visit

German outrage over a U.S. Internet spying program has broken out ahead of a visit by Barack Obama, with ministers demanding the president provide a full explanation when he lands in Berlin next week and one official likening the tactics to those of the East German Stasi.

Europeans 'shocked and angry' by 'unaccountable' American surveillance

The recent NSA leaks have awakened many Europeans to the ''disturbing'' privacy violations regularly committed by the US that their own governments facilitated and may have benefited from, Jim Killock, the executive director of Open Rights Group.

Repeal the Patriot Act

By Jim Hightower

Secretly seizing everyone s phone records is, as the ACLU put it, ''beyond Orwellian.''

From Information Clearing House


Internet fascism and the surveillance state

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ben O'Neill


What is the purpose of telecommunication and internet surveillance? The NSA presents its surveillance operations as being directed toward security issues, claiming that the programs are needed to counter terrorist attacks. Bald assertions of plots foiled are intended to bolster this claim. However, secret NSA documents reveal that their surveillance is used to gather intelligence to achieve political goals for the US government...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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