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X-Keyscore, Or “How NSA Knows All About Your Blog Visitors, Your Emails, And Your Life”

From today’s edition of The Guardian: A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided … Continue reading

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Some Whistleblower Resources From CRS

With the Manning verdict pending, I thought it might interest folks in what Congress’s research arm, the Congressional Research Service, has had to say about this topic: National Security Whistleblowers Survey of Federal Whistleblower And Anti-retaliation Laws Whistleblower Protections Under … Continue reading

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Greenwald Repeats Claim NSA Analsyts Can Snoop Without Warrants

From The Hill, regarding Greenwald’s restated assertion that low-level NSA analysts can listen to To the phone calls or read the emails of U.S. Persons without a warrant: ‚ÄúThese programs are, are very simple screens, like the ones that supermarket … Continue reading

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Pew Poll Shows Hope For NSA Domestic Spying Opponents

Although the poll shows the public narrowly approving of NSA’s activities, a closer look at the data shows the following: And the historical trend shift is very encouraging: The key to moving public opinion further towards repeal is 1) more … Continue reading

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NSL’s: The Other PATRIOT Act Authority That’s Been Violated

Although the Section 215 PATRIOT Act and Section 702 FISA Amendment Act authorities are the ones that have received so much coverage in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, it’s worth remembering that earlier this year a federal judge found … Continue reading

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Citizens, Not Suspects

From a recent op-ed on MSNBC: For most of our history prior to the 9/11 attacks, a fundamental American principle was that those who search, seize, intercept and detain should not be allowed to decide who are the bad guys … Continue reading

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The NSA Domestic Spying Scandal: Editorial Extracts

As it’s been more than a month since the first of Edward Snowden’s revelations were made public, I thought it would be interesting to chronicle editorial board reaction from around the country, along with some views of other key commentators … Continue reading

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