NSA Surveillance Reveals Extent Of Israel’s Efforts To Derail Iran Deal Through US Congress

As Obama’s administration painstakingly worked toward reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, the NSA tapped communications between Israeli and U.S. lawmakers, revealing the lengths Netanyahu’s government was going to prevent the negotiations from concluding successfully. Continue reading

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Beyond Government Spying, Corporate Surveillance Is A Fact Of Modern Life

“Sure, massive amounts of data are no longer being collected — by the NSA,” one journalist wrote after the Freedom Act became law. “That’s because now, telecommunications corporations have simply taken over where the government left off.” Continue reading

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Congress Drops All Pretense: Quietly Turns CISA Into Full On Surveillance Bill

Senator Ron Wyden was one of the only people in Congress willing to stand up and directly say what it was: “it’s a surveillance bill by another name.” Continue reading

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Life In the Electronic Concentration Camp: The Surveillance State Is Alive And Well

“Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order […] and the like.” ― William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice Continue reading

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Runaway Surveillance Blimp Deflates Raytheon’s Hopes To Sell More

The giant airship — 80 yards long and about the size of three Goodyear blimps — was one of a pair that represented the last gasp of an 18-year, $2.7 billion program called JLENS or “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System.” Continue reading

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Despite Widespread Opposition, ‘Surveillance Bill in Disguise’ Takes New Step Towards Passage

CISA would allow technology companies ‘to hand over huge amounts of our information without any legal process whatsoever, as long as they have a vague cybersecurity purpose.’ Continue reading

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