Four tech giants reported today that they had received classified national security demands for the contents of at least 59,000 user accounts during the first half of 2013.
We are back to a system of aristocratic privilege. If we had a rule of law and not of men, Edward Snowden would be given a medal and the following officials would be on the lam to avoid serious jail time.
The NSA spying program captures all of us, including European leaders, people in Mexico, Brazil, the United Nations, and the European Union Parliament, not just the terrorists. Although Obama assured us that the government “does not collect intelligence to suppress criticism or dissent,” our history, particularly during COINTELPRO, tells us...
The problem is not the daylight between the president and Senator Feinstein. It’s the lack of apparent daylight between Senator Feinstein and the intelligence community.
The report is yet another condemnation of the program which the President is trying to keep going, while pretending he's ending it.
Senator Dianne Feinstein seems to have this weird blindness to even the very idea that the NSA might abuse its powers, despite a long history of it doing exactly that.
Somewhere in law school, Obama must have learned that the whole point of our Bill of Rights was to curtail government power as the main threat to freedom.
With the anniversary of Eisenhower's address and the day for Obama's speech coinciding, we thought it would be interesting to look back at what Ike said to the nation.
Even mammoth multinational corporations like Google, Apple and AT&T are subject to the whims of government agencies, whose intrusive powers into the World Wide Web of communications shocked even the most knowledgeable of Internet engineers.