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The NSA: A Potted History

Tara Long explains: ‘It’s no secret that the NSA has had a watchful eye on not only foreign nations but also American citizens. How did the NSA come to be the all-powerful, omniscient Big Brother we think of today? 570 more words

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Stasi 2.0 - August 1st, 2014

CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers | The Guardian
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of furious and public denials. 533 more words

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NSA Colluding with Abusive Saudi Arabian Secret Police

Originally published on July 27, 2014, at NationofChange.org

While the U.S. State Department denounces human rights abuse in Saudi Arabia, the NSA is secretly helping the oppressive state police to capture and torture political activists. 549 more words

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Snowden Asks to Stay in Russia

Via VOA News

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to renew his political asylum status in Russia.

The temporary political asylum Snowden received last July was good only through midnight Thursday. 100 more words


Snowden faces uncertain future as Russian visa expires

Edward Snowden’s temporary Russian visa expired today.

Snowden bolted to Moscow after numerous countries rejected his request for asylum one year ago. At the last minute, Russian president Vladimir Putin granted the former National Security Agency systems administrator a one year visa. 329 more words


Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander Quickly Becoming the Villain

Certain people, who had their egos (not national security) terribly hurt by the Edward Snowden revelations, continue to call Snowden names and stuff and show their outrage toward him for exposing the NSA’s wrongdoing.  384 more words

Jill Abramson’s sad admission: “I don’t think the press, in general, did publish any stories that upset the Bush White House” | Salon

There are some singular features of our time — truly the time of the assassins, to take Henry Miller’s phrase. The consolidated surveillance state confronts us. 97 more words

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