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Snowden in Russia









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How To: Build Your Own Private Surveillance System

A security researcher erected a personal surveillance apparatus to spy on the movements of virtually everyone on his street with just a few hundred dollars.

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NSA Declassified Documents Released









Posted on Aug 2, 2013 ENLARGE


Courtesy of the NSA









Posted on Aug 1, 2013 ENLARGE


Manning









Posted on Jul 31, 2013 ENLARGE


Out of Control









Posted on Jul 30, 2013 ENLARGE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Justin Amash

For rattling the first of what hopefully becomes a whole chorus of official sabers against the National Security Agency’s indiscriminate domestic wiretapping activities, we honor a Republican lawmaker from Michigan.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Seattle Man Says Homeland Security Officer Taunted, Photographed Him (Video)

A Seattle man says a Homeland Security officer provoked him Thursday by following him and appearing to take close-up pictures or video of him while a private security guard did the same. The disconcerting encounter was posted online.

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Size Matters









Posted on Jul 23, 2013 ENLARGE



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Germans ‘Duty Bound’ in Light of ‘Shameful Past’ to Give Snowden Asylum

European governments—Germany in particular, for its role in the human atrocities of the last century—should recognize the United States’ manifesting authoritarianism and respond humanely by offering safe haven to the fugitive former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, journalist Patrick Cockburn writes in The Independent.

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The Violence of Organized Forgetting

America has become amnesiac—a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated.

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The U.S. Government Is Metamorphosing Into the Borg

Describing the U.S. government is becoming increasingly complicated: “petro–imperial,” “coal–fired,” “plutocratic,” “oligarchic,” “inverted totalitarian,” “fascist,” “propagandistic,” “Big Brother.” Things are beginning to simplify though. Soon you’ll be able to refer to the institution with a single idea from “Star Trek”: the Borg.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Forget Privacy During Online Health Searches

Tracking your search information is not just the business of the NSA and major technology companies. Medical information websites collect search queries and leak information to third parties too.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE


America Spies on the World









Posted on Jul 20, 2013 ENLARGE



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Prometheus Among the Cannibals

Dear Edward Snowden: Billions of us, from prime ministers to hackers, are watching a live espionage movie in which you are the protagonist and perhaps the sacrifice. Your way forward is clear to no one, least of all, I’m sure, you.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE



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How to Be a Rogue Superpower

From the time Edward Snowden’s first leaks came out, it was obvious he was in control of how much of the NSA’s secret world would be seen. But the Obama administration went after him anyway. No thought of future embarrassment stopped officials, nor possible resentments engendered by their heavy-handed pressure on numerous foreign governments.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Five Ways to Have a Chat Behind Big Brother’s Back

Since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans, interest in cryptography has been piqued. That’s fine if you’re a nerd, but what about Grandma’s privacy? Luckily there are fairly simple ways to communicate privately.

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Facebook Friend









Posted on Jul 11, 2013 ENLARGE



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New Program Builds a Map of Your Email Life (Video)

A recently launched online service offers a visual representation of the email metadata scooped up by the NSA and England’s intelligence agency GCHQ by organizing your inbox according to the people with whom you correspond.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE



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How to Opt Out of AT&T’s Sale of Your Personal Information

Last week, AT&T quietly updated its privacy policy to include details about how it will begin to sell customers’ personal data to the highest bidder.

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NSA Terrordorizer









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Snowden Hideout









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Voyeurism









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Data Mining









Posted on Jul 6, 2013 ENLARGE


Europe Spied On









Posted on Jul 5, 2013 ENLARGE


Spying









Posted on Jul 3, 2013 ENLARGE


Obama and NSA









Posted on Jul 2, 2013 ENLARGE


Obama Battles Revelations of EU Spying

The latest disclosures from NSA leaker on the run Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency spied on European Union offices in Brussels, Washington, D.C., and at the United Nations, as well as on more than 38 embassies and missions and European citizens. German Green Party politician and privacy advocate Malte Spitz weighs in.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Edward Snowden’s Long Flight

As a State Department whistle-blower, I think a lot about Edward Snowden. I suspect we have a lot in common, though I’ve never had the slightest contact with him. Still, as he took his long flight from Hong Kong into the unknown, I couldn’t help feeling that he was thinking some of my thoughts, or I his. Here are five things that I imagine were on his mind as that plane took off.

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U.S. Bugs









Posted on Jul 1, 2013 ENLARGE


NSA Evolving Life Form









Posted on Jul 1, 2013 ENLARGE


Who Is More Miserable?









Posted on Jul 1, 2013 ENLARGE


Snowden and Putin









Posted on Jun 30, 2013 ENLARGE


Obama Climate of Leaks









Posted on Jun 30, 2013 ENLARGE


Snowden Game









Posted on Jun 29, 2013 ENLARGE


No Snowden Anywhere









Posted on Jun 28, 2013 ENLARGE


USA Hunting for Snowden









Posted on Jun 25, 2013 ENLARGE


Obama’s NSA









Posted on Jun 25, 2013 ENLARGE


Obama NSA









Posted on Jun 24, 2013 ENLARGE



AP/Kin Cheung

Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador

The NSA whistle-blower arrived in Moscow on Sunday after authorities in Hong Kong allowed him to leave despite a U.S. request for his arrest. In a statement, WikiLeaks said Edward Snowden was headed to a democratic country “via a safe route” for asylum purposes.

Posted on Jun 23, 2013 READ MORE


Bugging









Posted on Jun 23, 2013 ENLARGE


Privacy









Posted on Jun 23, 2013 ENLARGE


Little Trust in the President









Posted on Jun 23, 2013 ENLARGE



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Corporatizing National Security: What It Means

There’s big money to be made in moving government-owned functions and assets into corporate hands.

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FBI Drone









Posted on Jun 21, 2013 ENLARGE



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‘Indefinite Surveillance’ Under the 2014 NDAA?

The National Defense Authorization Act recently approved by the House would build on powers currently available to government to allow unrestricted access to all personal data collected “during combat operations from countries, organizations, or individuals, now or once hostile to the United States,” political analyst Stephen Benavides reports at Truthout.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Canada Bans the Mask: Unlawful Protesters Risk 10 Years in Prison

Masked protesters have become a common sight around the globe and Canada is so concerned about the phenomenon that parliament passed a bill that could, under certain circumstances, put disguised men and women away for a very long time.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE



Laura Poitras/The Guardian

What Snowden Told Us This Week

The whistle-blower spoke directly with Guardian readers Monday to answer questions about his leak of NSA documents and government surveillance in general.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE


Shadow









Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ENLARGE


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