Congress Secretly Moves to Keep Drone Program Under CIA Control

Lawmakers are secretly pushing to keep the U.S. drone program under the thumb of the Central Intelligence Agency. Snuck into the trillion dollar government spending bill is a “classified” provision, introduced by Congress, that blocks President Obama’s bid to transfer control of the drone program into Department of Defense control, Greg Miller writing for the […]

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Exposed: Covert, Real-Time Spying on Youtube, Facebook, Blogs

The British government gave the U.S. lessons in how to spy on users of popular websites, including Youtube and Facebook, in real-time and without the consent of users or cyber companies. This is according to a report released Monday afternoon by a team of NBC journalists, including Glenn Greenwald who is listed as a special […]

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'I Want Them To Be Worried We’re Watching… To Never Know When We’re Overhead.'

“I want them to be worried that we’re watching. I want them to be worried that they never know when we’re overhead.” That’s what Police Chief Richard Biehl of Dayton, Ohio told the Washington Post while referring to the people of his city as he supported new aerial surveillance technology that would allow his officers […]

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American Eagle Outfitters launches scholarship for social justice

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) has announced the launch of the AEO Real Change Scholarship for Social Justice, a 5 million dollar commitment created to advance educational opportunities for its full and part-time associates. In its first year, the program will select 15 recipients, each eligible for up to 40,000 dollars during their pursuit of post-secondary […]

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Docs Show NSA Targeted Wikileaks, Assange Vows Legal Fight

Following new revelations about the manner in which U.S. and U.K. spy agencies targeted the media outlet Wikileaks, the organization on Tuesday has announced its intention to legal action against the NSA and GCHQ in order to challenge what it calls an overt assault on journalism. As The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher report, […]

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Researchers Confirm: When NSA Watches Your Metadata, It Is Watching You

Stanford University researchers have confirmed what civil liberties advocates have warned since the NSA scandal broke: metadata surveillance is a window to highly sensitive personal information, including medical issues, financial history, and even marijuana cultivation. Two Stanford graduate students proved this by doing the snooping themselves. Since November, they have surveyed the phone records of […]

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Snowden, Poitras Awarded for 'Truth-Telling'

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras were honored Wednesday with the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling. “We have selected Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras for their work in exposing the NSA’s llegal and unconstitutional bulk collection of the ommunications of millions of people living in the United States,” the award […]

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