Police State

This Really is Big Brother: The Leak Nobody’s Noticed

Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to punish those who fail to report their suspicions.

A Giant Blackmail Machine
 NSA Spying

So They Are Listening In, After All

Despite a stream of mendacious twaddle from President Obama, congressional grifters and spook agency mouthpieces like Office of the Director of National Intelligence head James Clapper, FBI Director Robert Mueller and NSA chief General Keith Alexander, it turns out our guardians are listening in to America’s, and most of the world’s, telephone conversations after all

Britain’s Surveillance State

For many people, personal privacy vs widespread surveillance has been a major issue for decades. However, some thought it might have been happening but chose to downplay it. Others didn’t want to know and just didn’t care. Edward Snowden’s recent revelations indicate it is happening and that we should all care.

On the Espionage Act Charges Against Edward Snowden

Who is actually bringing ‘injury to America’: those who are secretly building a massive surveillance system or those who inform citizens that it’s being done? by Glenn Greenwald  The US government has charged Edward Snowden with three felonies, including two under the Espionage Act, the 1917 statute enacted to criminalize dissent against World War I. My priority at the moment […]

Snowden Becomes Eighth Person to Be Charged with Violating the Espionage Act Under Obama

A criminal complaint indicates former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has been charged with three felonies. Two of the felonies are charges under the Espionage Act by Kevin Gosztola The complaint, filed on June 14, shows he was charged with “unauthorized communication of national defense information”—an Espionage Act violation—and “willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person,” […]

Lieutenant Obama, the NSA, and the Global Coup d’Etat

By Simon Wood “I will provide our intelligence and law-enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom. That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens; no more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime; no more tracking citizens who […]

Edward Snowden — The Globalisation of Whistleblowing

I have held back from writ­ing about the Edward Snowden NSA whistleblowing case for the last week — partly because I was immersed in the resulting media inter­views and talks, and partly because I wanted to watch how the story developed, both polit­ic­ally and in the old media. The reaction of both can tell you a lot by Annie Machon That does not mean that […]

See you on the dark side

By Pepe Escobar (Asia Times – The Roving Eye) The lunatic is in my head / The lunatic is in my head You raise the blade / you make the change You re-arrange me ’til I’m sane. You lock the door / And throw away the key There’s someone in my head but it’s not me – Pink Floyd, Brain […]

NSA Hacking The World

Edward Snowden: US Government Has Been Hacking Hong Kong and China for Years Former CIA operative makes more explosive claims and says Washington is ‘bullying’ Hong Kong to extradite him by Lana Lam (South China Morning Post) US whistle-blower Edward Snowden yesterday emerged from hiding in Hong Kong and revealed to the South China Morning Post that he will stay […]

A Story of Surveillance

By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Original posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 His first inkling that something was amiss came in summer 2002 when he opened the door to admit a visitor from the National Security Agency to an office of AT&T in San Francisco. “What the heck is the NSA doing here?” Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, […]