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U.S. Bugs

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 ENLARGE


Square, Category Page

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.

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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.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 READ MORE

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

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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


Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ENLARGE

Not So Super

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ENLARGE

Google Fights for Transparency in FISA Court

The Internet giant’s petition to the tribunal says its free speech rights have been violated because it is legally prohibited from discussing even the vaguest details of government surveillance requests.

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 READ MORE

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The Making of a Global Security State

The Edward Snowden revelations about NSA spying and just how far we’ve come in the building of a surveillance state have swept over us 24/7. When a flood sweeps you away, it’s always hard to find a little dry land to survey the extent and nature of the damage. Here’s my attempt to identify five urges essential to understanding the world Snowden has helped us glimpse.

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 READ MORE

NSA Like Me

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ENLARGE

In Search of Snowden

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ENLARGE

Big Data Is Watching Out for You

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ENLARGE

Obama NSA Little Ears and Intervention in Syria

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ENLARGE


Posted on Jun 17, 2013 ENLARGE

Government Listens to Its Citizens

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 ENLARGE

Father’s Day Drone

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 ENLARGE

Privacy Blower

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 ENLARGE

Alexander Reed Kelly

Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Ellsberg

Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg remains a steadfast example of the courage he recognizes in Edward Snowden and others in the current generation of whistle-blowers.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 READ MORE

Freedom of the Pressured

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 ENLARGE

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The Pentagon’s Preparations for War Against Us

A score of recent defense department and other official documents warn that climate change, energy shocks and economic crisis could trigger waves of civil unrest. The understanding seems to explain the proliferation of security and surveillance programs over the last decade.

Posted on Jun 15, 2013 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: The Syrian Shift and the Meaning of Edward Snowden

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss whether Edward Snowden is a laudable whistle-blower or a threat to our security. Also, the Obama administration said it had confirmed that Syria used chemical weapons and announced that the U.S. would send arms to rebel fighters there.

Posted on Jun 15, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Posted on Jun 14, 2013 ENLARGE

Bush Drone

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 ENLARGE

Reading Your Mail

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Posted on Jun 13, 2013 ENLARGE

George Orwell’s 1984

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 ENLARGE

AP/Jacquelyn Martin

Former NSA Whistle-Blower: Don’t Go to the Cops

Thomas Drake, one of the few government whistle-blowers of the Bush and Obama years to stave off prosecution, explains why people like him should avoid official channels when disclosing classified information.

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 READ MORE


What Is Metadata?

Wondering exactly what the “metadata” that we learned the NSA is scooping up from all of our digital communications really is? The Guardian gives you the chance to see exactly the kinds of details you generate in an average day via the use of common applications and technologies.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 READ MORE

NSA Buddy

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 ENLARGE


Posted on Jun 12, 2013 ENLARGE

Safety First

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 ENLARGE

NSA Spying and Public Apathy

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 ENLARGE

DNA Collecting

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 ENLARGE

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‘Where’s the Outrage Over Private Snooping?’

Americans and some elected officials are up in arms over revelations that the NSA is collecting and storing vast quantities of their personal data. But why aren’t people upset that private companies trade the same information between themselves?

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 READ MORE

ACLU Sues Obama Administration Over NSA Snooping, John Oliver’s ‘Daily Show’ Debut, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a lawmaker makes history on the U.S. Senate floor and outgoing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continues to fundraise on her campaign site.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 READ MORE

Data Mining

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 ENLARGE

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