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By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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NSA collects 200 million text messages daily, including locations and financial transactions

The NSA has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, The Guardian reported on Thursday. Code-named More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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Susan Rice: NSA officials didn’t lie, they ‘inadvertantly made false representations’

National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl and discussed the fallout from the Edward Snowden leaked documents. photo Fibonacci Blue via Flickr “Officials More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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New documents show NSA surveillance program began in 2001

New documents declassified by the Director for National Intelligence, James Clapper, reveal how the NSA was first approved for “collecting bulk communication data in the hunt for Al-Qaeda terrorists after More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Glenn Greenwald says the goal of the NSA program is ‘destroy privacy’ worldwide

The NSA’s ultimate goal is to destroy individual privacy worldwide, warned former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, during an EU inquiry to discuss the NSA and their “ability to destroy privacy.” Greenwald, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Judge rules NSA program unconstitutional, no proof it stops terrorist attacks

A federal judge has ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely to be unconstitutional.   U.S. More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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LA Times calls for end to NSA metadata program, ‘End it don’t mend it’

Edward Snowden’s defection to Russia and outing of NSA monitoring details has renewed the conversations and debates surrounding the government monitoring and tracking to protect Americans. Noting that the issue More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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NSA tapped into Google, Yahoo accounts worldwide, according to Edward Snowden leaked documents

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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NSA data center in Utah may be up and running

No expects a ribbon cutting ceremony or a parade across the sand in Utah, but conflicting reports from the NSA have led to a report by the Salt Lake Tribune that the Utah data center may already be up and running. photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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NSA monitoring VISA, SWIFT transactions for ‘Follow the money,’ FTM, branch and database ‘Tracfin’

The NSA has been widely monitoring international banking and credit card transactions, a new report says referencing Edward Snowden’s leak. The agency targeted Visa customers and global financial service SWIFT More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 11th, 2013
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Obama ‘white paper’ explains how NSA surveillance is ‘consistent with the Constitution’, press conference offers ‘reforms’

The Obama administration, in an attempt to get the heat off the National Security Administration (NSA) surveillance program, released a “white paper” that details the justification for the broad program More...


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