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Granted, the NSA official who told the press, " We're really screwed now, " was referring to Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein's new-found (and disingenuous considering her ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 423 comments on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 05:55 AM PDT with 287 Recommends
Folks familiar with my commentary here may recall I've been making note of the following, stark contrast regarding a poignant story about [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/13/1208724/-The-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 172 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 07:40 PM PDT with 274 Recommends
The enormous service that a certain whistleblower has provided to Americans and the world at large, is becoming clear even in the face of shrill cries of "traitor" and histrionic accusations of "...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 397 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 06:03 AM PDT with 254 Recommends
The Washington Post has published a truly disturbing, if not accurate, profile of the man behind the NSA's massive surveillance infrastructure: Gen. Keith B. Alexander. The central narrative ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 239 comments on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 07:56 PM PDT with 232 Recommends
Reps. Justin Amash, John Conyers, Jr., Thomas Massie, Mick Mulvaney, and Jared Polis are proposing an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill that would curtail funding for the implementation ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 141 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 199 Recommends
As emptywheel put it (on her way to a characteristically subtle point on a specific pitfall of "big data"), "Shane Harris has a great piece of a bunch of people hanging Keith Alexander out to dry:"
by Simplify
Comment Count 60 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 01:09 AM PDT with 196 Recommends
Earlier today, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of the most vocal critics of the NSA in the Senate, sent a letter to NSA director General Keith Alexander asking him whether the NSA has been spying ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 121 comments on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 01:28 PM PST with 187 Recommends
The Washington Post has a front page story featuring embattled National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander's hoarding complex. “Rather than look for a single needle in the ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 149 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 06:35 AM PDT with 174 Recommends
And by extension: what else don't WE know? I said a few weeks ago that the drip, drip drip of embarrassing revelations from Edward Snowden would send the White House into a virtual tizzy. Looks ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 222 comments on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 12:07 AM PDT with 160 Recommends
Once upon a time the former head of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff raked in tons of cash after forming 'The Chertoff Group' which 'advises' on security, risk assessment and ...
by LieparDestin
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 05:17 AM PDT with 151 Recommends
Washington, we have a ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 183 comments on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST with 149 Recommends
Certain people, who had their egos (not national security) terribly hurt by the Edward Snowden revelations, continue to call Snowden names and stuff and show their outrage toward him for exposing ...
by bluto211
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 02:40 PM PDT with 123 Recommends
The most publicized amendment of the defense appropriations amendment voting process was certainly the Amash-Conyers "Defund the NSA" amendment, which would have severely curbed the NSA's blanket ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 172 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 07:36 PM PDT with 122 Recommends
(note: I actually had come across this story a few days ago, bookmarked it, and then promptly forgot about it until now. If this turns out to be old news to everyone around here let me know in the ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 82 comments on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 04:21 AM PDT with 120 Recommends
Egregious constitutional violations aside, highlighting the sheer level of incompetence and malfeasance at the NSA will ensure that congressional reform will indeed happen. The U.S. government's ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 77 comments on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 01:37 AM PDT with 119 Recommends
An interesting addition to the Snowden story, just out today. A former senior NSA official has come forward to AP's Ken Dilanian , basically making himself an after-the-fact whistleblower, to speak ...
by Little
Comment Count 106 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 05:05 PM PST with 85 Recommends
I'm trying to find more info, but it's been tough...
by lunachickie
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
The ACLU has (quickly!) filed a lawsuit challenging the first (Section 215 order) program that the Guardian revealed. The lawsuit is on both constitutional The American Civil Liberties Union and ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 01:29 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Harry "See no evil" Reid The head of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander,
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 01:29 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
While everyone was paying attention to the government shutdown and the imminent default of the United States, the NSA hits keep coming!  After it came out that the National Security Agency had ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT with 30 Recommends