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Mistaking Omniscience for Omnipotence

At the moment, Washington seems to be operating in a world in which the more you know about the secret lives of others, the less powerful you turn out to be.

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Brazil to Vote on ‘Urgent’ Legislation Regarding Internet Privacy

In response to Brazilian citizens’ widespread outrage over the NSA leaks, President Dilma Rousseff has given “constitutional urgency” to an amendment aimed at protecting her country’s Internet users. Some fear, however, that the new legislation could lead to a “substandard version of the Net.”

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NSA Megalomania Accomplishes Little Beyond Alienating Allies

Do you wish your taxes spent on gathering the numbers and addressees of every phone call made and every email sent in the United States (or Europe) during the next decade? This is madness.

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The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

The corporate state’s illegitimacy and destruction of privacy and civil liberties are spawning a class of young idealists such as Jeremy Hammond.

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Eye on the NSA

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Merkel Privacy

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Spy With My Eye

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Electronics on Flights

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee Criticizes Spy Agencies

The British architect of the World Wide Web called for a “full and frank public debate” on Internet surveillance by U.K. and U.S. spy agencies.

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Obama X-Ray Specs and Liberty

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Dear NSA

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Google Engineers Say ‘Fuck You’ to the NSA, Encrypt Future Stolen Data

While their bosses use less salty language to push for reform and transparency, a couple of Google’s security engineers have taken to the company’s own social network to vent their frustration at U.S. and British spying.

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NSA Snake

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Glenn Greenwald’s Partner Accused of ‘Terrorism’

British authorities suspect David Miranda of a terrorist act because they say he carried documents from whistle-blower Edward Snowden; Obamacare is merely feeding Wall Street more of Americans’ money; meanwhile, President Obama has cracked down on pot. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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NSA and Privacy

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Liberty-Octopus

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Huge Data Collection by the NSA

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NSA Shower

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U.S. is Listening

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Did Obama Lie?

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‘Left, Right & Center’: NSA Spying and the Obamacare Wars

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer, The Washington Examiner’s Byron York and host Matt Miller discuss revelations from Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency taps into Yahoo and Google data centers around the world and listens in on foreign leaders. Do such practices go against the Fourth Amendment?

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Email Surveillance

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Reining in the NSA

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In the Dark

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Intelligence

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Obama and Merkel

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Spain and Many Others Are in Cahoots With the NSA

Spanish newspaper El Mundo reports that Spain’s intelligence agency collaborated with the NSA to track the phone calls of millions of Spaniards. And Spain’s not the only country that’s been caught red-handed. It appears the U.S. isn’t alone in its obsession with spying on its own inhabitants.

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Taming the Many-Eyed Monster

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The NSA Leaks and the 3 News Outlets

Although The Guardian broke the story on the National Security Agency, it soon collaborated with The New York Times and ProPublica; Glenn Greenwald and Pierre Omidyar have set up a temporary blog until their site is up and running; meanwhile, from the sky, a church is discovered to have an unfortunate resemblance to a sexual organ. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Spy vs Allies

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NSA Concerns

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Surveiled

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Obama, Congress Owe Snowden Thanks, and a Pardon

Now we know that even the president needs leaks from Edward Snowden to be fully informed about the dastardly acts of his own top spy agency.

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I Spy

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All Ears

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Merkel’s Phone Tapped by U.S.

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Internet Spying and Europe

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Health Care, the Snowden Files, JPMorgan’s Big Fine

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the congressional hearing about Healthcare.gov. Also, another Edward Snowden leak leads to tension with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 READ MORE



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GCHQ Tries to Keep Surveillance From the Public

Leaked memos show the U.K. intelligence agency has repeatedly warned internally that it fears “damaging public debate” about the nature and scale of its mass spying activities because it could lead to legal challenges that affect the program.

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Obama and NSA Listening in on the World

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Spying

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America’s Watchdog

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New EU-Phone

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NSA Monitored Calls of 35 World Leaders

Documents provided by whistle-blower Edward Snowden show the NSA monitored phone calls by 35 world leaders after getting the numbers from an official in another department of government.

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Merkel Reportedly Livid About Suspected NSA Surveillance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pretty peeved at President Obama over allegations that the National Security Agency has been monitoring her cellphone. Although the White House denies these actions, German intelligence investigators believe Merkel has reason to be upset.

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NSA Email Snooping

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Robbery Victim Finds Good Use for the NSA

The National Security Agency has been pretty unpopular since Edward Snowden leaked documents showing it has been unceremoniously spying on Americans. But one woman found a way to use the NSA’s omnipresence for good.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 READ MORE



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NSA Harvests Millions of Personal Online Contact Lists

In an astoundingly broad sweep, the National Security Agency has been collecting personal online contact lists from tens of millions of Americans through instant message log-in systems, such as Facebook. And it has evaded legal proscriptions on domestic spying by collecting the data from offshore collection points, The Washington Post reports.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 READ MORE


Snowden Receives Award, Speaks Against ‘Dragnet Mass Surveillance’

“Democracy Now!” spent an hour Monday with four whistle-blowers who traveled to Moscow to give Edward Snowden an award for Integrity in Intelligence. The occasion marks the first time in months the public has heard Snowden speak.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Editors and Reporters of The Guardian

In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world’s proudest elites.

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