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By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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NSA whistleblower Reality Winner sentenced to 5 years, Trump says it’s ‘unfair’

A former government contractor accused of leaking confidential information to the media has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. On Thursday, a federal judge in Georgia approved a plea deal that called More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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The Chilling Effect of Privacy Invasion

Honestly, I thought I had personally put the NSA and Snowden topic to bed a couple of years ago. Thankfully the topic didn’t die. In fact, it keeps popping up in the news, directly and indirectly. Why do I say More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Russian hackers stole NSA files using Kaspersky, who deny the accusations

Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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DOJ delays on evidence surrounding Trump’s wiretapping allegations

The Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time Monday to gather evidence related to President Trump’s claim that President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower’s phones during last year’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Glenn Beck: President Obama has hurt the press more than any president in a century

Radio talk show host Glenn Beck has been no friend of Donald Trump and now the conservative appears to be a louder and louder lone voice of truth in the media. Opening today’s show with an examination of Jay More...

By Sierra Jones On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: ‘Snowden’ should start a conversation

While Oliver Stone’s Snowden biopic may not have reached the masses as much as he would have liked, star Joseph Gordon-Levitt told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s hopeful the film will start some conversations. “Once More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ challenges audiences on NSA spying, but fails to deliver much entertainment

Who is Edward Snowden? Is Ed Snowden a whistleblower or a traitor? Those two of the driving questions for director Oliver Stone with his latest biopic, Snowden, centering on the NSA contractor who went public with More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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‘Jason Bourne’ fizzles with a contrived formula and weak ending

Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne with director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy) with a new film, simply titled Jason Bourne. Perhaps the pair will now realize that capturing lighting More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Matt Damon showcased in new ‘Jason Bourne’ clips full of car chases, action

A few new clips from Jason Bourne have been released online and fans get a great look at Matt Damon’s return as the titular character. Also returning is director Paul Greengrass, who worked with Christopher Rouse More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Justin Amash praises Rand Paul, endorses Ted Cruz

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) has consistently been in Sen. Rand Paul’s corner both in Congress and during the senator’s run for president. Now that Paul’s out of the running, Amash urges libertarian More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Obama administration using NSA to monitor Netanyahu, Congress, doesn’t report communications

photo Donkeyhotey [email protected] The Wall Street Journal ran an article Tuesday titled “U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress,” detailing how the Obama administration’s National Security More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Ted Cruz: Peeling back the layers of a politician

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is known generally as a small government conservative and has garnered great support, including from the cast of the Glenn Beck Radio Show, who sing the More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Chris Christie: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul made America less safe with vote against NSA monitoring

photo/donkeyhotey Chris Christie took shots at his fellow GOP presidential candidates, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and Democrats Tuesday morning, telling the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe that they had made America More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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Marco Rubio attacks Ted Cruz, Rand Paul on NSA votes

Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday night attacked fellow Republicans, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by name, whom Rubio said voted to “weaken our intelligence programs,” as opponents of the NSA surveillance program. “At More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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‘Django Unchained’ star Ato Essandoh cast in ‘Bourne 5’

With shooting already underway, Bourne 5 has made a last-minute casting addition with Django Unchained actor Ato Essandoh has signed on to the project, playing “one” of the film’s assassins, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 31st, 2015
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What do Edward Snowden and Barack Obama have in common?

Not much. One is a wanted whistleblower who exposed some of the things the National Security Agency (NSA) has been doing, while the other oversees said agency that collects gazillions of pieces of metadata and other More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Details of US pressure on Norway to detain, deport Edward Snowden released

The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter the country in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media revealed citing formal More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 7th, 2015
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Republican debate déjà vu: NYC-area pol vs. a Paul

While I was watching the testy exchange last night at the first Republican Presidential debate between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul over government surveillance, I couldn’t More...

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...


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