Solicitor General Donald Verrilli lied – twice – to the justices of the Supreme Court in a critical case concerning NSA abuses.
In the government's view, there is no need to ask whether the law violates Americans' privacy rights, because in this context Americans have no rights to be violated.
We knew that the CIA kills based on metadata -- but it's still fairly amazing that Hayden was willing to admit this.
So as Obama grows fierce over phone records, ask yourself: are we talking about the right reforms here? Maybe we're missing the larger point.
There's already a way Congress can do this; it does not need to start from scratch. It's called the USA FREEDOM Act.
"We’re here to talk about the issues. It’s a call to arms.”
The administration has received 28 proposals -- which it requested --- with ideas for securing the NSA’s massive database against abuse. But don’t expect to see the proposals anytime soon. The government says it won’t release a word.
The NSA may not be listening to your private phone calls, but it has been watching your private parts
The U.K. and U.S. government's ability to tap into webcams — and directly into your living rooms and offices — shows the biggest and most blatant lack of respect for people's privacy by Western governments in living memory.
"Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?" —Glenn Greenwald