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Snowden - 'No Way I Can Come Home and Make My Case to a Jury'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Snowden, NSA, spying, surveillance, Obama, freedoms, constitution, americans, abuse, terrorism, national security, whistleblowers, spying, terrorists, data colletion, law, congress )

Angelika
- 750 days ago - rt.com
"One only need to look at the case of Thomas Drake to see how the government doesn't have a good history of handling legitimate reports of wrongdoing within the system," Mr. Snowden said.
USA Vs. NSA: Legislative Efforts to Curtail Spying
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, media, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, terrorism, Spying )

Kit
- 912 days ago - truth-out.org
In the wake of Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, members of Congress have proposed a litany of bills to put an end to domestic spying.
Did You Know John Roberts Is Also Chief Justice of the NSA's Surveillance State?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court, FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, spying, NSA )

Unpacking
- 948 days ago - washingtonpost.com
He has exclusive, unaccountable, lifetime power to shape the surveillance state. All 11 judges -- 10 Republicans and 1 Democrat -- were appointed by Roberts. Are you ok with that the American citizens?
US Spied on Russian President Medvedev at 2009 G20 Summit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: PRISM, NSA, Snowden documents, spying, espionage, G8 summits, Medvedjev, US, Britain )

Angelika
- 971 days ago - rt.com
As Britain readies to host the G8 summit, the documents uncovered by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed that back in 2009 US spies intercepted top-secret communication of then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, during his visit to London.
'Beyond Orwellian': Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda, Spying )

Kit
- 981 days ago - commondreams.org
FISA court order 'broadest surveillance order ever issued' against private citizens. Americans should be outraged!
EMERGENCY PETITION: Congress Must Investigate Spying On Our Phone Calls ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, usa, ethics, privacy, spying, phone calls )

Nancy
- 982 days ago - act.boldprogressives.org
"The numbers of both parties on a call are handed over, as is location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls," reports The Guardian.
National Security Agency Whistleblowers William Binney, Kirk Wiebe, and Thomas Drake Give Dire Warning
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: National Security Agency, Thomas Drake, Kirk Wiebe, William Binney, whistleblowers, Eliot Spitzer, violation of constitution, Stellar Wind, Trailblazer, privacy, spying, Bluffdale, Utah )

Unpacking
- 1368 days ago - current.com
"Not only did I discover the wheels had come off the existing vehicle, we were in an entirely new vehicle -- in absolute violation of the Constitution. I knew if I remained silent that I would be complicit to the subversion of our own Constitution."
Online Surveillance Bill (C-30) Opens Door for Big Brother
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Action Alert, Canada, Spying, Freedom )

TomCat
- 1455 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment - another quality article by Lynn Squance.
Have Cell Phones Become Personal Tracking Devices?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cell phone, cell phones, spy, spying, government, tracking device, ethics, freedoms, survelilence, tracking chip, GPS, GPS chip, smart phoneusa, u.s. )

Carol
- 1976 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"Cell-phone data may be the most efficient way ever invented for a government to spy on its people - since people are planting the devices on themselves and even paying the monthly bills. The KGB never had anything like it."
Iran President Urges Full Defense for US Reporter
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Iran, American-Iranian, American journalist, spying, freedoms )

Dee
- 2490 days ago - news.yahoo.com
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president said Sunday that an American journalist convicted of spying for the U.S. should be allowed to offer a full defense during her appeal, a day after she was sentenced to eight years in prison.
FBI Can Now Interrogate of Americans Without Any Links to Terrorism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, domestic surveillance, domestic interrogation, Michael Mukasey, spying, terrorism )

RC
- 2680 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The excuse for new "guidelines" allowing the EFF-BEE-EYE to pull all kinds of dirty tricks on unsuspecting innocents is "the guidelines are necessary to fulfill the FBI's core mission to predict threats and respond even before an attack takes place." HAH!
NSA Agents Admit Spying on Americans' Private Calls
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: spying, homeland security, abuse, americans, bush, bushadministration, cheney, cia, constitution, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government )

Deborah
- 2682 days ago - rawstory.com
The Bush administration has repeatedly defended its warrantless surveillance. Two intercept operators who worked for the National Security Agency at Fort Gordon in Georgia have come forward to tell ABC News that isn't true.
FISA, Telecom Immunity, and Cheney Lies...Watch This   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: telecoms, att, sprint, bell, privacy, rights, spy, spying, government, uncoinstitutional, fisa, cheney, bush, impeach )

Ratty
- 2936 days ago - youtube.com
Note, the guy doesn't go far enough about how bad this is...ALL internet is routed where the net is least busy, so a person in the US emailing another US person can have their email go outside our borders. Therefore it's everyone at risk.
Privacy Rights: Spying on Us
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Privacy, Rights, Spying, wiretapping, domestic, americans, usa, unethical, warrantless, criminal, unconstitutional, human rights, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, corruption, constitution, bushadministration, bush, cia, cheney, americans, abuse, congress, cov )

Tamme
- 2975 days ago - seattlepi.nwsource.com
The thought that telecommunications companies might be granted retroactive immunity from lawsuits for cooperating with the government's warrantless wiretapping programs ought to keep lawmakers up at night.
Next Generation Identification Being Readied By the FBI - You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, biometric data, fingerprints, iris patterns, spying, loss of privacy )

RC
- 2975 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A huge database with biometric traits, including for the time being images of faces, fingerprints and palm patterns but projected to add iris patterns, face-shape data, scars and other uniquely-identifying data, is the latest FBI pet project.
 

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