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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, January 20th, 2014
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President Obama pleases no one with NSA reform plans

President Barack Obama laid out a vision of modest changes for the National Security Agency in a speech that will likely please neither reformers nor agency defenders. In response to the leaked documents from Edward 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 Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Recommended NSA Overhaul: Civilian leadership replaces military, tighter standards to get phone records from companies

President Obama’s task force has put forth their recommendations to overhaul the NSA surveillance program in the wake of Edward Snowden’s public revelations. The Wall Street Journal was given a preview of the More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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NSA collects 5 billion cell phone locations daily, tracking movements and relationships

The National Security Agency is gathering approximately 5 billion records a day on the location of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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NSA collecting data from address books and IM accounts worldwide

The National Security Agency is collecting information from email address books and instant messaging accounts around the world, including many belonging to Americans, the Washington Post reports. What is the NSA 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 Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Senate bill moves ahead to end NSA monitoring practices and make FISA decisions more public

The National Security Agency monitoring United States citizens and allies now face a bipartisan group of senators who are in unveiling legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans’ phone More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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The New Yorker cover features NSA surveillance jab with Uncle Sam becoming a ‘peeping Tom’

The latest cover of the New Yorker took a jab at the Obama administration over its recent scandals, especially the NSA surveillance program. The illustrated cover shows a giant Uncle Sam looking into a woman’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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NSA spying on Americans detailed in 2008: listening in on journalists, soldiers and ‘phone sex’

Despite pledges by President George W. Bush, President Obama and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on. An ABC report from 2008 detailed how More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Michigan Rep Mike Rogers says Glenn Greenwald ‘doesn’t have a clue’ and NSA leaker is ‘dangerous’

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, took a shot at Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Keith Ellison, Minnesota Dem: Congress knows ‘almost nothing’ about Prism, NSA, and spy program

Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison discussed the NSA program, responding to comments made by the President during his appearance Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Obama has pointed out that Congress More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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NY Times columnist Paul Krugman says NSA program pushes US to kind of ‘authoritarian’ state

NY Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman discussed the NSA surveillance Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Photo/donkeyhotey.wordpress.com “There was a really good article written More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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NSA has two massive facilities, worth over $2.5 billion, millions of square feet, expanding to house data

The personal data and private online conversations that the National Security Administration is accused of mining could be stashed in a one million square-foot, $1.9 billion facility in the Utah Valley or the $860 More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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NSA Leaker, Edward Snowden, comes forward saying ‘I have done nothing wrong’

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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NSA not just monitoring Verizon, over 3 billion US calls monitored daily on all US citizens

Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone calling records for a three-month period opens a new window on an operation that has More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Ron Paul condemns reports of NSA secret seizure of Verizon phone records

Former Texas Congressman and Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul was sharply critical of reports of the National Security Agency’s seizure and surveillance of Americans’ Verizon phone records in a statement More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Rand Paul responds to the NSA’s seizure of Verizon records, announces he will introduce Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013

In response to the overreach of the National Security Agency’s seizure and surveillance of Americans’ Verizon phone records, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “The National Security Agency’s More...


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