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Former Sen. Bob Graham: FBI Covered Up Saudi Leaders’ Role in 9/11 Attacks

What a difference 28 pages can make—especially when they are a recently declassified portion of the 2002 congressional inquiry, chaired by Graham, into the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. (Pictured, then-President George W. Bush with a Saudi diplomat.)

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Mass Aerial Surveillance Is a Growing Orwellian Concern in the United States

The federal government has been equipping planes with monitoring devices for some time. But how far will law enforcement agencies go in order to watch citizens?

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Are Media Exaggerating ‘Reformed Terrorist’ Story to Advance FBI’s Disturbing Agenda?

There are serious questions about the story extremist-turned-FBI-informant Jesse Morton told reporters.

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



Read the Documents the FBI Has Released on the Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

In the “interest of transparency,” the agency released a 58-page summary of its investigation into “allegations that classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on a personal e-mail server [Hillary Clinton] used during her tenure” as secretary of state. Now you can make up your own mind on the matter.

Posted on Sep 4, 2016 READ MORE


Can We Protect ‘Points of Vulnerability’ in the Wake of Hack Into State Election Databases?

Michael Isikoff (pictured), an investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, explains what it would take for foreign or domestic hackers to disrupt the general election.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton Must Learn From Her Mistakes

Is criticism of the Democratic presidential nominee over her emails and her family’s foundation too harsh? Perhaps. But the Clintons invite such scrutiny and suspicion.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein: ‘There Should Have Been a Full Investigation’ of Clinton’s Email Server (Video)

In a recent interview, the Green Party presidential nominee discusses the FBI’s scrutiny and calls for a new congressional investigation of the former secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Oliver Stone Warns Against Surveillance Capitalism and ‘Pokémon Go’

The “Snowden” filmmaker believes technology will lead to totalitarianism, and his points about domestic spying and data mining should not be dismissed.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



Force Reform in Saudi Arabia With a Thousand Cuts

Despite new evidence of Saudi complicity revealed in the 9/11 report’s “28 pages,” the Saudis keep getting a free ride from the lemmings in Congress. Here’s how to ratchet up pressure on the regime.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Shows Inherent Unfairness in U.S. Justice System

The next time someone faces charges related to blowing the whistle, the defendant should ask for the Hillary Clinton/David Petraeus special treatment.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Jul 7, 2016 ENLARGE



FBI Declares ‘No Charges Are Appropriate’ in Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that although Clinton and her team were “extremely careless” in their use of a personal email server, his agency recommends that no criminal charges be brought against her.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton’s Airport Chat: Chance Encounter or Another Scandal?

Accusations began to fly after the attorney general had a brief conversation with the former president in Phoenix earlier this week.

Posted on Jul 2, 2016 READ MORE



What Does G4S Know About the Orlando Nightclub Massacre?

The British multinational security services company could help tie up some loose ends in the Omar Mateen story. But don’t expect much transparency or further explanation.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE



The U.S. Government Renews Its Assault on Privacy

And this time there’s “much less public scrutiny,” writes Trevor Timm at The Guardian.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Wants to Exempt Its Biometric Data From Privacy Rules

The intelligence agency is facing blowback from advocacy organizations in response to its proposal for long-term storage and use of personal information—including that of people who haven’t committed crimes.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



Gun Store Owner Says He Tipped FBI Off About Suspicious Customer Weeks Before Orlando Shooting

The FBI has some explaining to do. A gun store owner in Jensen Beach, Fla., has said that he alerted the intelligence agency’s West Palm Beach outpost about an incident involving a suspicious customer who turned out to be Pulse Orlando shooter Omar Mateen.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 READ MORE



How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Hulk Hogan Threaten Freedom of the Press

The power elites that rule America are threatening the First Amendment again—and the assault is not coming just from government agencies.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Should Demand FBI Director James Comey’s Resignation Today

The FBI’s ongoing, long-term incompetence has led to the deaths of far too many Americans. San Bernardino and Orlando are only the beginning.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 READ MORE



Bearing the Cross

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, whose funeral was held Friday in New York, exemplified the radical call of the Christian Gospels to defy the laws of the state for the laws of God. If we seek salvation, for our nation and for ourselves, we must find his courage and his faith.

Posted on May 8, 2016 READ MORE



Rest in Peace, Dan Berrigan—Just as You Lived

Daniel J. Berrigan lived his life true to his calling, literally practicing what he preached.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Won’t Tell Apple How It Hacked iPhone but Vows to Help Local Police

“Please know that we will continue to do everything we can to help you consistent with our legal and policy constraints.”

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Offers to Unlock iPhone in Arkansas Homicide Case

If the FBI succeeds, it will be the first time that the “backdoor” technology used in the San Bernardino case will have been used elsewhere—exactly the situation that Apple said it wanted to prevent.

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 READ MORE



David Medine, Leading U.S. Privacy Watchdog, Resigns Unexpectedly

The head of the independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is stepping down. Why he quit so suddenly is unknown, but his recent Twitter posts reflect a concern over expansion of government surveillance.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Drops Lawsuit Against Apple, Saying ‘Third Party’ Has Helped It Unlock iPhone

While the legal battle may now be over, the debate about privacy and surveillance continues.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE



As the FBI Finishes Its Probe of Clinton’s Email, Let’s Review What We Know So Far (Video)

The scandal over Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account and server during her tenure as secretary of state has “has outraged advocates of government transparency and mystified political supporters and adversaries alike.”

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 READ MORE


Think the NSA Can’t Hack an iPhone Without Apple’s Help?

A secret, internal government catalog of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices displays the tricks the U.S. military and intelligence agencies can use to spy on anyone. Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept discusses the revelation.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Live Blog: A Conversation on Privacy With Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden

Finding the right balance between national security and individual rights has been a challenge since the Patriot Act was enacted.

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Says It May No Longer Need Apple’s Help to Unlock iPhone of Slain San Bernardino Killer

Round 1 of the legal battle between the Justice Department and the tech company may be over soon.

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 READ MORE



The Apple Fight Is About All of Us

The fight between Apple and the FBI is not about just one iPhone—it implicates the security of all technology users.

Posted on Mar 19, 2016 READ MORE


John Kiriakou Says the FBI Tried to Entrap Him and Charge Him With Espionage

The whistleblower alleges that when he was a Senate investigator, agents of the bureau cooked up a scheme against him involving an undercover agent posing as a foreign diplomat.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: John Oliver Gives All the Reasons to Be on Apple’s Side in Encryption Fight With the FBI

The “Last Week Tonight” host delves into the complex issues Apple and the U.S. government are battling over since the FBI decided it needs a back door into the company’s products.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Facebook, Google and WhatsApp Plan to Increase Encryption of User Data

Leading Silicon Valley companies are developing their own enhanced privacy technology as Apple fights the U.S. government over encryption.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE



Civil Rights Activists Say Encryption Is a Racial Justice Issue

An association of activists, including a founder of Black Lives Matter, published a letter claiming that the civil rights of minorities could be abused if the FBI gains the power to force a technology company such as Apple to undermine its users’ activities.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Mar 7, 2016 ENLARGE



The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country

Under the federal agency’s new guidelines instructing high schools to report students who criticize government policies and “Western corruption,” Muslim students are likely to be disproportionately targeted, but virtually any young person could be deemed dangerous and worthy of surveillance.

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 READ MORE



Apple Gets Legal and Congressional Boost in Privacy Fight Against U.S. Government

First a New York judge sided with Apple in its battle with the FBI over privacy. Then the technology company helped its case in Congress.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Human Rights Risks of Encryption ‘Back Doors’

Calls by candidates and law enforcement to undermine encryption could seriously harm many people, including sexual and gender-based rights activists, domestic violence victims, human rights defenders, psychiatrists and counselors and their clients, and journalists and their sources.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 READ MORE



Congressman Asks FBI to Back Down on Apple

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., is pressing FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau’s demand that Apple create a new operating system version that lacks key security features.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE


FBI vs. Apple









Posted on Feb 23, 2016 ENLARGE



San Bernardino Says FBI at Fault for Losing Data in Shooting Investigation

Apple executives say new information shows there was a way to avoid going to court in momentous privacy battle.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Feb 21, 2016 ENLARGE


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Posted on Feb 21, 2016 ENLARGE



Like Your Privacy? Then Get Behind Apple’s Battle to Save It

The FBI is pressuring the tech giant to create a “back door” to gain access to everything on the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists. Supposedly it would be a one-time-only thing. Don’t believe it.

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 READ MORE


Apple vs. FBI









Posted on Feb 20, 2016 ENLARGE



Privacy Activists Rally Around Apple in ‘Most Important Tech Case in a Decade’

To defend users’ privacy rights, Apple is refusing to give government encrypted iPhone data in the San Bernardino shooting case.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Apple’s Tim Cook

This week, it’s a no-brainer. Tim Cook is our Truthdigger of the Week for his willingness to take on the “1984”-like security state with a statement of principle on behalf of privacy.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Could a President Hillary Clinton Be Impeached Over Her Emails?

In a word: yes. The pundit who claimed she would be shielded from the consequences of pre-inaugural actions was wrong. The big question is whether her email operations amounted to “high crimes and misdemeanors” ... whatever those words might mean at a given political moment.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



Federal Agencies Spar Over Hillary Clinton’s ‘Top Secret’ Emails

Tensions in the dispute over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to store and exchange classified information while secretary of state have risen as U.S. intelligence agencies have sought to block the State Department from releasing emails on the basis of their “top secret” classification.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 READ MORE



FBI is Now Involved in the Investigation Into the Flint Water Crisis

Federal prosecutors are reportedly “working with a multi-agency investigation team on the Flint water contamination matter.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE


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