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 [...]

Judge Opens Door For Drone Society

By: Friday March 7, 2014 8:46 am

Can anyone stop the forces of history, of technology and its proliferation? But I do drone on. Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled that attempts by the FAA to prevent the use of civilian drones below 400 feet were illegal given there was no administrative rule in place. This ruling opens the door for widespread [...]

Pentagon Plans Shift From Occupation Armies To Assassinations And Cyberwarfare

By: Monday February 24, 2014 8:48 am

After a decade of pratfalls in the Middle East with occupation armies that became easy targets for opposing militants, the Department of Defense is making some changes. In a new budget plan spearheaded by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel the Pentagon will be reducing the army to levels not seen since before World War II. Instead [...]

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┬áthat metadata is benign – that it is only used to see patterns not identify individuals – it 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 [...]

President Obama Uses State Of The Union To Promote TPP, Ducks NSA Reform

By: Wednesday January 29, 2014 5:42 am

Last night President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union speech. In the speech Obama addressed growing concerns in the country about lack of opportunities and yawning wealth inequality. Poverty, lack of labor participation, and wealth inequality have gone to record levels under his administration. As the problem has gotten progressively worse the rhetoric [...]

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 [...]

Booz Allen Hamilton Looking To Hire Snowden Catchers

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 8:41 am

Booz Allen Hamilton, the firm that employed whistleblower Edward Snowden, is now looking to make sure they prevent anymore security disasters. The new job, called “Insider Threat Analyst”, was posted on January 17th of the this year and describes a position that requires over 5 years of experience with “insider threat issues” with a background [...]

Edward Snowden Calls Russian Agent Charge ‘Absurd’

By: Wednesday January 22, 2014 8:21 am

One of the charges being floated by mindless defenders of the national security state both within and outside government is that Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on illegal NSA spying programs was the work of Russian intelligence. The charge has literally zero evidence to support it, but NSA’s defenders don’t really seem to care. In an interview [...]

NSA Gave 2-3 ‘Daily Tips’ To The FBI For 3 Years

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 8:30 am

So about that whole not spying on Americans thing, it seems the NSA has been having quite an exchange with domestic law enforcement. According to recently declassified FISA documents the NSA has been tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006. The legal rationale for [...]

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