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I really don’t know where to begin here, so I won’t. Very simply, if you have any doubts that people in the United States maintain ANY [http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 419 comments on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 12:55 AM PDT with 449 Recommends
Just when you thought you'd heard it all about our "[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/27/1077960/-Obama-Administration-Facilitates-Turnkey-Totalitarian-State- Turnkey Totalitarian State]," a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 197 comments on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 03:36 AM PDT with 358 Recommends
Just a week after James Bamford’s stunning [http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1 cover story] in Wired Magazine [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/17/1075217/-Wired-s-
by bobswern
Comment Count 278 comments on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM PDT with 276 Recommends
This story's breaking over at the NY Times' website, as of 25 minutes ago... [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/us/nsa-verizon-calls.html?hp&_r=0 Verizon Case Offers Glimpse of Vast N.S.A. ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 372 comments on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 12:27 PM PDT with 273 Recommends
Like a rapidly metastasizing cancer, the story of America morphing, virtually overnight, into a “[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/27/1077960/-Obama-Administration-Facilitates-Turnkey-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 356 comments on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 03:44 AM PDT with 225 Recommends
This past week two related stories broke, James Bamford's article on the NSA's "Stellar Wind" project in Utah which will dramatically enhance the governments ability to store and process intercepted ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 224 comments on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 05:34 AM PDT with 181 Recommends
Washington's Blog is running a two-part exclusive interview with former NSA senior executive Thomas Drake this weekend and, to put it mildly, it's pretty damning... [Diarist's Note: Washington's ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 56 comments on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 01:35 PM PDT with 172 Recommends
In the midst of ongoing delays due to steadily-breaking news about the subject over the past 36 hours, I have held off concluding my three-part series on "Reports On the DoJ's Seizure of AP ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 140 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM PDT with 161 Recommends
First Amendment expert and author Nat Hentoff's recent column warns us about the ever-expanding surveillance state and quotes extensively from my recent Kos diary . Hentoff writes: And now for the ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 72 comments on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 09:34 AM PDT with 153 Recommends
National Security Agency (NSA) expert and author Jim Bamford has a another explosive article in Wired Magazine : But one of the agency’s biggest secrets is just how careless it is with that ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 129 comments on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 05:45 AM PDT with 151 Recommends
Glenn Greenwald published another story today, describing the details of the NSA Stellar Wind program, which if you believe the "messengers," may have been ended in 2011. NSA collected Americans' ...
by jamess
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 08:34 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Until yesterday, if you had posted with a straight face, "Everyone's phone is tapped," most people would have blinked, laughed, and the DKos debunking squad would be all over you. You might have ...
by leveymg
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 11:44 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
The Fourth Amendment says they need "probable cause" of something, in order to "search and seize" our effects, or invade our space: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 05:53 AM PDT with 8 Recommends