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FRINFORMSUM 10/31/2013: NSA Talking Points Use Fear as Surveillance Justification (Despite Director's Admission of Lying to Congress About Results), and Much More.
The National Security Agency (NSA) “and its partners must make sure we connect the dots so that the nation is never attacked like it was on 9/11,” and NSA officials should profess to prefer explaining the agency’s surveillance programs rather “than explaining another 9/11 event that we were not able to prevent.” These talking points and “sound bites that resonate” were obtained by Al Jazeera thanks to a FOIA request and are a boon for critics who have “long noted the tendency of senior U.S. 851 more words
It is overwhelming important that we look into education, which some of the greatest minds ever known have ever been and their beliefs in the future of humankind was directly channeled through the entire history of civilization that we call learning. 560 more words
WASHINGTON — While citizens around the country are blaming Congress for the partial shutdown of the federal government, staffers for Vermont’s congressional delegation are feeling consequences from the stalemate much like workers in federal agencies. 599 more words
This past weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation (SB 467) which would have would have required California law enforcement officials to get a warrant to access online communications. 439 more words