NSA Extorted Yahoo’s Compliance With PRISM With $250,000 Per Day Fine Threat

By: Friday September 12, 2014 10:44 am

While many in the tech industry appear to have no trouble collaborating with those illegally spying on American citizens, it is instructive to see what happened to the companies that even put up mild resistance to the NSA’s mission of “collect it all.” According to recently unsealed court documents the NSA threatened to fine Yahoo [...]

NSA’s XKeyscore Collects Everything User Does On The Internet

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 7:42 am

Stand aside PRISM, here comes XKeyscore which collects “nearly everything a user does on the internet.” The XKeyscore program was revealed today by the Guardian and is part of the series of a stories based on the Edward Snowden leaks. A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization [...]

New Utah NSA Spy Center Needs 1.7 Million Gallons Of Water A Day

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 7:23 am

So where does all that information the NSA is collecting on Americans and the world go? One place will be the NSA’s massive new spying complex in Utah. Apparently all that data takes a toll on the computers as it has been reported that the center requires 1.7 million gallons of water a day to [...]

Bush NSA Bulk Email Collection Policy Continued Under Obama

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 9:22 am

Despite being smeared by “journalists”, Glenn Greenwald is still publishing new information about America’s Surveillance State. We now have learned that the NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under President Obama, extending a Bush program that began in 2001. The revelation contradicts initial talking points by spying program apologists [...]

NSA Seeks Immunity For Tech Firms That Collaborate

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 8:14 am

The National Security Agency’s response to the public revelations that tech firms are collaborating on PRISM and other legally dubious spying programs is simple – give the companies legal immunity. This was done for the companies that were caught working with the NSA to spy on Americans under the Bush Administration, so why not now? [...]

Former Intel Director Driving Surveillance State Forward For Profit

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:00 am

John Michael “Mike” McConnell, the former Director of National Intelligence and now Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, is making a lot of money off you. Nothing in the information age is more valuable than information and McConnell is working hard to create value for himself. After leaving public service McConnell leveraged his government connections [...]

Snowden “I Am Neither A Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American”

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 10:58 am

Edward Snowden is still in Hong Kong and told reporters he was not hiding from justice but exposing criminality. Snowden said he plans to fight the United States in the courts and believes in Hong Kong’s rule of law. The 29-year-old former CIA employee behind what might be the biggest intelligence leak in US history [...]

NSA Chief To Testify Before Congress Today As FBI Expands Use Of Patriot Act

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 8:19 am

The head of the National Security Agency General Keith Alexander will testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee today at 2 pm EST. The hearing was scheduled prior to the bombshell revelations published by the Guardian of NSA spying programs targeting American citizens. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, National Security Agency director and head of U.S. Cyber [...]

Google Asks Government For Permission To Publish More National Security Request Data

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 5:39 am

After enduring a week of bad press over its involvement with NSA spying programs, Google has written an open letter to the U.S. government asking for permission to publish more data on national security requests. Dear Attorney General Holder and Director Mueller Google has worked tremendously hard over the past fifteen years to earn our [...]

Edward Snowden Has Disappeared

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 5:29 am

NSA Whistle-blower Edward Snowden has disappeared but is still believed to be somewhere in Hong Kong as he faces extradition requests from the U.S. government. Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked top-secret files belonging to the National Security Agency (NSA), has disappeared in Hong Kong as the Obama administration presses ahead to get him extradited [...]

General Clapper Appears To Have Misled Congress And Public About NSA Program

By: Monday June 10, 2013 5:56 am

In testimony before Congress the Director of National Intelligence General James Clapper claimed there was no program to collect information on American citizens. SENATOR RON WYDEN: Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans? GENERAL JAMES CLAPPER: No sir. SENATOR WYDEN: It does not? GENERAL [...]

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