By Tag "Snowden"
Can Congress Effectively Oversee the Vast Surveillance State?
According to a new report from the Associated Press, the Senate Intelligence Committee is creating a sort of "secret encyclopedia" of America's surveillance programs. Surprisingly, this hasn't picked up as much media attention as it [...]
Snowden Leak: NSA collects more communications from Innocent Americans than foreign targets
In the latest leak from NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, The Washington Post reports that the communications of innocent Americans, including emails, photos, and documents, vastly outnumber the communications of foreigners suspected of [...]
NSA recording every cell phone call in the Bahamas
The NSA is secretly recording every single cell phone conversation in the Bahamas according to documents provided by Edward Snowden. From The Intercept: The surveillance is part of a top-secret system – code-named SOMALGET – that was [...]
Rare Glimpse into the National Intelligence Program’s ‘Black Budget’
By: Matt McBride Earlier today, The Washington Post released an article detailing the $52.5 billion “black budget” for fiscal year 2013, reopening the Pandora’s Box that is the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). While the U.S. government [...]
Snowden: NSA sharing your nude photos
In a wide-ranging interview in The Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that the NSA routinely passes around nude photographs that they intercept from innocent Americans: Snowden: During the course of their work, (NSA employees) [...]
USA FREEDOM Act Won't Stop NSA Spying
Did Edward Snowden place too much faith in the American system of government? When Snowden first met with Greenwald, he emphasized that his biggest fear about blowing the whistle on the largest surveillance scheme in human history was that [...]
Tech giants defy feds, notify users of data demands
It appears tech giants will no longer comply with the government's demand that they hand over users' data without telling them. Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands [...]