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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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NSA documents detail monitoring of Americans’ calls, passwords, photos

New documents show the details of the NSA surveilance program and just what sort of data XKeyscore catalogs, confirming the monitoring of Americans’ phone calls, photos, passwords, documents and much more. According More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Congress congratulates itself for passing ‘less illegal’ NSA spying ‘reform’

The National Security Agency lost some of its authority to collect the phone records from millions of Americans as a new reform measure Congress passed on Tuesday. President Obama signed the bill into law on Tuesday More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Jeb Bush on NSA monitoring Americans: no proof of civil liberty violations

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act “as is” and that the Obama administration should pursue a tougher strategy against ISIS. Bush More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Chris Christie attacks Rand Paul on NSA, says Edward Snowden is a ‘criminal’

New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie took aim at Republican Senators over the National Security Agency’s data collection program, the Patriot Act and Edward Snowden. Christie More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rand Paul and Jeb Bush disagree on Patriot Act

Rand Paul may have angered Senate colleagues by seizing the floor for a 10-and-a-half-hour filibuster style speech on Wednesday as he forced attention to the fact that civil liberties remain at stake as Congress More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Massachusetts court: NSA metadata collection not legal through Patriot Act

photo Donkeyhotey [email protected] The Patriot Act does not approve and authorize the collection of metadata by the government, according a court ruling in the Northeast. Massachusett’s Second Circuit More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Transcript: Rand Paul announces 2016 Presidential run speech

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign in Louisville Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Here is a transcript of his speech (via Time) “I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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NSA hacked SIM card maker to steal key codes to track cell phone users, data

Top secret documents previously provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that the US and Britain broke into the network of the world’s largest SIM card maker to compromise global communications. According More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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DEA database of Americans’ phone calls revealed

The Drug Enforcement Administration formerly maintained a secret database of Americans’ telephone calls to some foreign countries, the Justice Department revealed. The document filed by the department in a California More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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5 Big Cover-ups of the Last 5 Years

Some years, it feels like the media and the government are colluding against the people they serve. Despite claims of free press and public office transparency, the most powerful engines of news in the United States More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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FreedomWorks highlights John Boehner’s bad votes: Obamacare, IRS, debt

The battle over the House heats up as Congress swears in new members and nothing is getting to the headlines like the movement to remove John Boehner. FreedomWorks lists the “worst” of the Boehner votes: photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Congress passes expansion of surveillance without a warrant or oversight

Congress passed a bill which gives unprecedented legal authority to the government’s warrantless surveillance powers and data collection by the NSA, expanding powers to the executive branch. Critics say that More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Senate Republicans, including NSA opponent Rand Paul, kill surveillance limiting bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a measure to overhaul the NSA monitoring program, the collection of records and phone calls. Democrats and a few Republicans failed to rally enough support to reach 60 votes More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Oliver Stone to direct Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Edward Snowden film

The Edward Snowden whistleblower case may be the biggest story of the last ten years and director Oliver Stone is quick to capitalize on the news. Deadline reports on Stone’s project and his casting Joseph More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange compares Google to NSA, ‘collecting, storing and selling’ info

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compared Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Yahoo tried to protect ‘your information,’ Feds threatened $250K daily fine

The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it refused to hand over user data to the National Security Agency, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday. In a blogpost, the company said More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Germany arrests US double agent tied to NSA monitoring and leaking information

German authorities have arrested a German man in the BND, the country’s intelligence agency on suspicions of leaking information and spying for the US. Reuters noted in their July 4 article that two lawmakers More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Edward Snowden and the NSA one year later

It’s important to reflect on the year that NSA monitoring of all Americans became public. Business Insider detailed a list of the facts we’ve learned from Edward Snowden and the subsequent leaked documents More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Newt Gingrich says ‘major attack’ on US will convince millennials NSA monitoring is needed

donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich told NBC News on Sunday that if millennials ever experience a “major attack,” they will change their tune More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Edward Snowden confirms NSA, other intel agencies can access your phone, even when it’s off

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden confirmed what many sources have stated: the NSA can not only listen to your cell phone call, they can actually access your phone even when it’s turned off. In an exclusive More...


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