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‘Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion’

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discussed “recent conflicting federal court decisions on the legality of NSA spying” in a talk at the Connecticut Civil Liberties Conference at Central Connecticut State University on Saturday.

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6 Out of 10 Americans Want Spying Collection Reform

Ahead of a scheduled presidential announcement on NSA practices, fears are growing that Barack Obama will allow the agency to retain its bulk databases on U.S. phone call information despite polls showing substantial public support for restriction.

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NSA Makes Final Push to Retain Surveillance Powers

Just before President Obama announces the future of domestic surveillance, the spying agency and its allies concede a need for greater transparency but maintain that limiting the scope of their work would put the country at greater risk of terrorist attacks.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014 READ MORE



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The American Way of Manners

Dear Col. Manners, In a recent New York Times piece, reporters James Risen and Laura Poitras describe the agency’s long-term goal as “being able to collect virtually everything available in the digital world.” Or as one of the NSA’s programs, Treasure Map, puts it: “any device, anywhere, all the time.” Doesn’t this strike you as overreach of a major sort?

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NSA Violated Its Own Rules on Bulk Surveillance (Video)

Internal NSA audits found thousands of cases in which the spying agency collected, stored and possibly searched data belonging to private citizens that it was not authorized to view, much less acquire.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 READ MORE


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