Germany Boots CIA Station Chief Over Spying Scandals

By: Friday July 11, 2014 5:34 am

The German government appears to have reached the breaking point over US espionage in the country and has now ejected the CIA Station Chief in Berlin – a move generally not done by friendly nations and represents a considerable deterioration of US-German relations. Earlier this year it was revealed by Edward Snowden that the NSA [...]

XKeyscore Story Might Mean There Is Second NSA Leaker

By: Friday July 4, 2014 4:05 am

Edward Snowden might not be the only former NSA worker blowing the whistle. New revelations concerning an NSA surveillance program called “XKeyscore” seem to point to another source of NSA leaks. XKeyscore is, according to German broadcaster Das Erste who was one of the first publishers of the story, an NSA surveillance program that logs [...]

John Schindler Put On Leave From Naval War College After Sending Nude Photo

By: Tuesday June 24, 2014 8:17 am

John Schindler,  a former NSA analyst who made a name for himself as a leading critic of Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, has been put on leave by the US Naval War College after it was discovered that he had sent at least one photo of his genitals to a woman he met through social [...]

Edward Snowden Gives Prime Time Interview Defending Whistleblowing

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 5:46 am

Last night an interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conducted by NBC News Anchor Brian Williams aired in prime time on NBC. In the hour long broadcast Snowden addressed questions ranging from the details of NSA programs being used against Americans, being trapped in Russia, and why he felt the duty to blow the whistle [...]

Congressman Mike Rogers Planning To Retire From House

By: Friday March 28, 2014 6:08 am

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers will reportedly not be seeking re-election. Rogers is perhaps most famous for claiming, without evidence, that Edward Snowden was a Russian agent. His seeming contempt for the Bill of Rights and any limitations or oversight of US intelligence agencies has made him one of the more polarizing figures on [...]

General Clapper Changes Story Again, Says He ‘Misunderstood’ Wyden’s Question

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 5:22 am

Director of National Intelligence General James Clapper has changed his story once again on why he gave a false answer in testimony before Congress while under oath. In a friendly interview with The Daily Beast Clapper changed his explanation from his previous statement that what he said was the “least untruthful” answer he could provide [...]

NSA Metadata Used For Drone Strikes

By: Monday February 10, 2014 5:50 am

Contrary to the continual rationalizations by NSA defenders such as President Obama that metadata is benign Рthat it is only used to see patterns not identify individuals Рit is now being reported that metadata alone is the basis for lethal drone strikes. According to First Look Media metadata, not human intelligence, is the tool [...]

Glenn Greenwald Plans Return To United States To Test Press Rights

By: Friday February 7, 2014 5:56 am

One of the three reporters at the center of NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks is planning to enter the country that charged Snowden with espionage. Glenn Greenwald plans to “force the issue” by returning to the United States despite the possibility that he may be arrested. Recent comments by government officials have made the situation [...]

General Clapper Labels Journalists Snowden’s ‘Accomplices’

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 5:11 am

In testimony before congress General James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, labeled the journalists whom Edward Snowden worked with to blow the whistle on the NSA as “accomplices.” A term that makes those journalists legitimate targets for surveillance, if not worse. Now the war on whistleblowers has expanded to include the press. From Snowden [...]

NSA Targets Cell Phones Through Games Like Angry Birds

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 5:59 am

According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, are working on ways to use weak security for smartphone games like Angry Birds to spy on people. The games contain information both about the phone being used and the user – location, gender, age – which would allow the spy [...]

AG Eric Holder Against Clemency For Snowden, For It For Marc Rich

By: Monday January 27, 2014 6:42 am

US Attorney General Eric Holder has an interesting standard for clemency. Last week Holder said he was open to having a discussion on giving the whistleblower Edward Snowden a reduced sentence but that full clemency was “going too far.” And to some degree it would be inconsistent given the Obama Administration’s wild and outrageous attack [...]

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