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Spying a Difference Among Democrats in ‘Silicon Beach’ Congressional Race

To evaluate contenders for Rep. Henry Waxman’s seat, I looked at an issue that is central to American life today: domestic spying by the federal government.

Posted on May 31, 2014 READ MORE


Sen. Rand Paul on Obama’s NSA Speech: ‘A for Effort ... C for Content’

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul sharply criticized President Obama’s speech on the future of bulk surveillance, saying: “The NSA cannot oversee themselves. … Really, [Obama’s] not gonna fundamentally change any of this.”

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 READ MORE



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You Can’t Opt Out: 10 NSA Myths Debunked

Instead of a careful examination of what the NSA does, the legality of its actions, and how effective it has been in its stated mission of protecting Americans, we increasingly have government officials or retired versions of the same demanding—quite literally—Edward Snowden’s head and engaging in the usual fear-mongering over 9/11.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 READ MORE



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We Know the NSA Spies on Us—but on Whom Specifically? And Why?

Author Seth Rosenfeld, whose book “Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power” explored the federal government’s domestic spying programs of a generation ago, calls for a new incarnation of the Church Committee to mine the extent of present-day domestic spying. But can this Congress focus on truth ahead of political spin and gamesmanship?

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Taxpayer Money Used to Cover PRISM Compliance Costs

Top-secret material passed to The Guardian shows that the National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to help major Internet companies such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook cover the cost of certification for participating in the PRISM surveillance program.

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Julian Assange Hails Obama’s Reform Announcement

The WikiLeaks founder called President Obama’s announcement of plans to review the government’s sweeping spying program a “victory of sorts” for fugitive NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Legislators Kept in Dark About NSA

Forces within the government have repeatedly thwarted attempts by members of Congress to learn basic information about the National Security Agency and the secret court that authorizes its activities, documents provided by two House members show.

Posted on Aug 4, 2013 READ MORE


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