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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



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Hang Up on Phone Tracking

From the evidence so far, there’s no good reason to let the National Security Agency continue its massively intrusive practice of logging our private phone calls. Congress should pull the plug.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Old-Fashioned Detective Work, Not NSA Snooping, Solved Terror Cases

The Obama administration says NSA surveillance data collected by programs like the secret one revealed last week helped make arrests in two important anti-terrorism cases. Critics say that simply isn’t true.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 READ MORE



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The NSA Black Hole: 5 Things We Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping

Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies. But secrecy around the programs has meant even basic questions are still unanswered. Here’s what we still don’t know.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Leaders Call IRS Scandal ‘Criminal,’ O’Reilly Defends Obama, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a rosy economic forecast is released and the IRS scandal leads to at least one resignation.

Posted on May 15, 2013 READ MORE



Obama Weighs In On IRS Scandal, Bachmann Pushes 9/11 Pray Day, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Justice Department is caught spying on The Associated Press and a new poll shows Sarah Palin’s U.S. Senate prospects.

Posted on May 13, 2013 READ MORE


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