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NYPD Shuts Down Muslim Spying Program

NYPD Shuts Down Muslim Spying Program

The New York Police Department has ended its “secret” spying on Muslims. The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor. The move comes as the […]

April 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

White House Issues Plan To End Phone Data Bulk Collections

Congress has to approve the plan for it to take effect. [It} would allow the government to ask for phone data without a court order in the case of a national security emergency, and would compel phone companies to provide data quickly and in a useable format, a senior administration official told reporters on a […]

March 27, 2014 / More... ( comments)

If It Weren’t For Edward Snowden, This Would Not Be Happening

We should give him a nod of thanks for President Obama finally asking the NSA to curb bulk collection of phone records. The White House is preparing a proposal that would curb the bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing administration officials. Obama in […]

March 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Jimmy Carter Thinks NSA Is Spying On His Emails

The former president told Meet the Press he sends messages to foreign leaders via snail mail for fear his emails are being monitored by the National Security Agency. “As a matter of fact, you know, I have felt that my own communications were probably monitored. And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader […]

March 23, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Confirmed: NSA Spied On Americans Solely On Bush’s Orders

No court approval was requested when President George W. Bush decided that the NSA was to conduct surveillance on phone and email data of Americans. In a court filings on Monday, government lawyers said that the Internet program ran in parallel with a program gathering so-called metadata about telephone calls. The counterterrorism efforts operated under […]

March 20, 2014 / More... ( comments)

NSA Hacking Your Computer Via Facebook

Glenn Greenwald’s First Look Media reports that that the National Security Agency is breaking into “potentially millions of computers worldwide” and installing malware “implants.” “In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social-media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Snowden: ‘I Saw The Constitution Was Violated On A Massive Scale’

Edward Snowden spoke via satellite to the South by Southwest Conference in Austin telling the crowd that the U.S. government has no idea what material he shared with journalists. “I saw that the Constitution was violated on a massive scale,” Snowden said to applause, adding that his revelations of government spying on private communications have […]

March 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Snowden Says He Raised NSA Concerns 10 Times Before Going Rogue

Edward Snowden says he expressed his NSA concerns internally numerous times before he went his own way. …Snowden said he repeatedly tried to go through official channels to raise concerns about government snooping programs but that his warnings fell on the deaf ears. In testimony to the European Parliament released Friday morning, Snowden wrote that […]

March 8, 2014 / More... ( comments)

US Army Spied On Antiwar Activists During Bush Era

Spying? By the military? On civilians? On home soil? Naaah, nothin’ to see here… New records obtained by the Defending Dissent Foundation prove that the United States Army used a multi-agency spy network to gather intelligence on nonviolent, antiwar protesters and to disseminate their findings to both the FBI and local police departments. Activists filed […]

February 25, 2014 / More... ( comments)

FCC Backs Off Newsroom Survey

FCC Backs Off Newsroom Survey

The FCC has decided not to intrude on newsrooms, after all, after objections from mostly conservatives who felt the government agency doesn’t belong there. Liberals should have spoken up more forcefully, as no one should welcome government prying eyes in a newsroom. “[I]n the course of FCC review and public comment, concerns were raised that […]

February 21, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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