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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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Paul And Christie Spar Over Domestic Spying Scandal

Pretty typical Christie demagoguery, as reported by the Star-Ledger.

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Hightower Calls For PATRIOT Act Repeal

Jim Hightower has joined the chorus of those calling for the repeal of the PATRIOT Act. Listen here.

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Beware The Thief At Your Back Door

From this week’s National Journal cover story on the relationship between NSA and the telecoms: Then, in the late 1990s, a furor erupted over export controls on software encryption. The NSA sought to bar exports of the best encryption technology, … 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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Further Surveillance Legislation Floor Action Unlikely This Year…Unless…

I know a lot of folks are hopeful that we’re finally getting some traction on rolling back NSA’s dragnet surveillance of Americans. Here’s why I think it’s likely the Amash amendment battle on the House floor this week is the … 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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