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Silicon Valley's Andreessen calls Snowden 'Traitor'

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Last week marked the one-year anniversary of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s epic revelations of the existence of numerous global surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Five Eyes (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) and the cooperation of U.S. tech companies.   While the U.S. technology industry now seems desperate to try to reign in spying programs after the retaliatory blowb ...

Jun 8 2014, 7:00am CDT

Full article at: Big Government YouTube Videos

Topics: Barack Obama, Larry Page, Dean Garfield, Tim Berners-Lee, Dan Gillmor

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Patrick Leahy To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak. Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will introduce the legislation on ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 2 hours ago, 6:15pm CDT


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China Investigates Four Microsoft Offices For Alleged 'Antitrust' Activity (MSFT)

Source: The Business Insider

The Chinese government has made surprise visits to four Microsoft offices located in China, in an apparent move to investigate the U.S. tech firm’s alleged antitrust violations in the country, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. According to the report, officials from China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce raided Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Cheng ...
Full article at: The Business Insider 7 hours ago, 12:55pm CDT

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Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

New York • Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report issued Monday that access to data as detailed in leaks by former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden, coupled with the Obama adm ...
Full article at: Salt Lake Tribune 11 hours ago, 9:45am CDT

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NSA Losing Interest in Return of Edward Snowden

Source: Big Government

New reports say that the National Security Administration (NSA) is beginning to lose interest in making any deals for the return Edward Snowden to the United States. According to The Hill, NSA Deputy Director Rick Ledgett pointed out at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado that the hundreds of thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence stolen by Edward Snowden are starting to age and become irrelevant. "As time goes on, the utili ...
Full article at: Big Government 11 hours ago, 8:57am CDT

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Mass Surveillance Is Corroding American Democracy, Human Rights Report Concludes

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- Being a lawyer or a reporter increasingly means adopting the paranoid tactics of a drug dealer, a joint Human Rights Watch and American Civil Liberties Union report released Monday determined, with poisonous results for democracy at home and abroad. In the wake of President Barack Obama's prosecutions of national security leakers and the revelations of former National Security Agency contrac ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 12 hours ago, 8:29am CDT

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Why Intelligence Whistleblowers Can't Use Internal Channels

Source: The Atlantic

Imagine a CIA agent who witnessed behavior that violated the Constitution, the law, and core human rights protections, like torturing a prisoner. What would we have her do? Government officials say that there are internal channels in place to protect whistleblowers, and that intelligence employees with security clearances have a moral obligation to refrain from airing complaints publicly, via the modern press. In contrast, whistleblowers like Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning and Edw ...
Full article at: The Atlantic 15 hours ago, 5:00am CDT

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Storm over snooping

Source: TIMES

A report claims that Nitin Gadkari's Teen Murti Residence had been bugged with highly sophisticated listening devices. But as the report comes after former NSA Contractor Edward Snowden's revelations, massive speculation and questions have been raised over the report ...
Full article at: TIMES 22 hours ago, 10:42pm CDT

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Report: FISC judges own stock in telecoms they let NSA access

Source: Ars Technica

Two years ago, the acronyms FISC or FISA would require a majority to frantically hit the Google search. But thanks to Edward Snowden and his leaked information regarding the NSA, the general public is now aware of the domestic-based Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's role: approving all government requests to engage in its various spying initiatives. This weekend, Vice discovered an unusual, additional role f ...
Full article at: Ars Technica 1 day ago, 6:35pm CDT

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Wilson's Weekend Whine: slow connections are dividing the web -- and making me mad

Source: BetaNews

The inspiration for this weekend's whine, along with the reason for its slight delay are one and the same thing. An appallingly slow (often non-existent) internet connection. Well, actually it's a combination of things, a slow internet connection being just one of them. Most people -- myself included in the past -- don't give a second thought to living online. Web pages are there ready be accessed on demand. Mo ...
Full article at: BetaNews 1 day ago, 5:37pm CDT


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