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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.

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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.

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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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Journalist Protection Group Denounces Obama Administration on Press Freedoms

One wonders if the Obama administration’s increasing hostility toward reporters, editors and publishers may frighten members of the traditional press—who eschew any and all claims to activism—into becoming the open campaigners for public welfare that their fellow citizens need them to be.

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The Data Hackers

Inside your mobile phone and hidden behind your web browser are little known software products marketed by contractors to the government that can follow you around anywhere. No longer the wide-eyed fantasies of conspiracy theorists, these technologies are routinely installed in all of our data devices by companies that sell them to Washington for a profit.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 READ MORE


1984

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Edward Snowden’s Email Provider Explains Why He Refused the Government

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison chose to blow up his own company rather than turn over his 400,000 users’ data to the feds. Here he explains why to Amy Goodman.

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The Government Leakers Who Truly Endanger America Will Never Face Prosecution

Officials leak secrets compulsively to advance careers or justify wars and are far more threatening to national security than Edward Snowden.

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NSA Holds Internet Records Longer Than Obama Said

The NSA stores the online metadata of millions of Internet users for up to a year, whether they are targets of investigations or not, The Guardian reports Monday that top secret documents reveal.

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Polish Dissidents Cry Out for Snowden

Four members of Poland’s Solidarity movement, which toppled the country’s totalitarian regime in the 1980s, recently issued an open letter calling for their government to grant NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden sanctuary from the United States. “The fact that only dictatorial governments agreed to give him shelter shames the democratic states,” they wrote.

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Shortcuts Seen at Background Check Firms

Evidence suggests the outsourcing of security checks of the kind that cleared NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden and accused Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis are leading private contractors to cut corners and falsify reports.

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NSA Creates Social Profiles of U.S. Citizens

The agency that brought you warrantless mass spying exploits its huge database to create detailed graphs of Americans’ social connections, identifying their associates, locations, traveling companions and other personal information, newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials reveal.

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More Snowden Revelations Coming, Guardian Cryptography Analyst Says

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: understanding the deadly siege in Nairobi, this week’s big U.N. speeches through the prism of Arab public opinion, the First Amendment club for “official” journalists, and cryptography guru Bruce Schneier says Edward Snowden’s work isn’t done.

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More Snowden Revelations Coming, Guardian Cryptography Analyst Says

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: understanding the deadly siege in Nairobi, this week’s big U.N. speeches through the prism of Arab public opinion, the First Amendment club for “official” journalists, and cryptography guru Bruce Schneier says Edward Snowden’s work isn’t done.

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Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger on the Snowden Leaks

Three-and-a-half months after NSA leaker Edward Snowden brought the U.S. government’s massive spying operations to the public, “Democracy Now!” spends an hour Monday with Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, the British newspaper that first reported the leaked documents.

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Brazil Cancels State Visit Over NSA Spying

Calling the U.S. government’s spying on Brazilian officials “a grave matter, an assault on national sovereignty and individual rights, and ... incompatible with relations between friendly nations,” the South American country has pulled out of the only White House state dinner scheduled this year.

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Intellectuals as Subjects and Objects of Violence

Intellectuals are out of place in a society that values only ideas that serve the interests of the market and the powerful and rich. Their chief alleged wrongdoing today is that they have revealed the illegalities, military abuses, sordid diplomacy and crimes committed by the United States government in the name of security.

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The New iPhone

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Taking Back the Internet

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Eye of Sauron

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‘Left, Right & Center’: The Syrian Debate Crescendo and More NSA

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss Obama’s failure to win broad support for military action against Syria during the G-20 Summit in Russia. The lack of enthusiasm is not helping him win over Congress.

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 READ MORE


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