Inside AT&T’s ‘Deeply Collaborative’ Relationship With the NSA

This story appeared on Truthdig ten days ago.  It’s relevancy is timeless… TRUTHDIG  Although the fact that telecom giants have been in cahoots with the National Security Agency at the expense of consumers’ privacy isn’t news, a fresh exposé by The New York Times about AT&T’s eager service to the intelligence organization is enough to… More Inside AT&T’s ‘Deeply Collaborative’ Relationship With the NSA

10 things you need to know today: July 28, 2015

THE WEEK 1. Boy Scouts board ends ban on gay leaders The governing board of the Boy Scouts of America voted on Mondayto end the group’s blanket ban on gay leaders and employees. Seventy-nine percent of the national executive board supported the move, saying the policy “was no longer legally defensible.” Churches that sponsor Scout troops… More 10 things you need to know today: July 28, 2015

Not Good: Report: Russia, China Crack Snowden Docs

This result was the catalyst for my opposition to Snowden seeking asylum in a communist country… THE DAILY BEAST Russia and China have allegedly decrypted the top-secret cache of files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a report from The Sunday Times, to be published tomorrow. The info has compelled British intelligence agency MI6… More Not Good: Report: Russia, China Crack Snowden Docs

NSA releases decade’s worth of damaging intelligence reports in Christmas Eve document dump

The Raw Story At approximately 1:30 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union by releasing more than a decade’s worth of incriminating quarterly and annual reports, David Lerman at Bloomberg News reports. According to the heavily redacted reports to the… More NSA releases decade’s worth of damaging intelligence reports in Christmas Eve document dump

10 things you need to know today: July 6, 2014

The Week The NSA ensnares far more bystanders than targets, Israel arrests six in connection with Palestinian boy’s death, and more. 1. Report: NSA sweeps snare bystanders far more than intended targets Surveillance carried out by the National Security Agency led to the collection of significantly more information on “incidental” innocents than on the NSA’s… More 10 things you need to know today: July 6, 2014

Snowden’s Credibility Problem Worsens as Whistleblowing Email Story Blows Up

“This is why I say question the message AND messenger- I don’t take the government’s word for everything, but I damn sure don’t/wouldn’t take Snowden’s word for it either…Sometimes the enemy of my enemy is not my friend.”  Quote from a commenter on the original article. The Daily Banter In mid-June of last year, at… More Snowden’s Credibility Problem Worsens as Whistleblowing Email Story Blows Up

10 things you need to know today: May 30, 2014

The Week House leaders defend Shinseki, ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer agrees to buy the Clippers for $2 billion, and more 1. House leaders stand up for Shinseki House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should not resign, as that would not solve the problems… More 10 things you need to know today: May 30, 2014

10 things you need to know today: May 23, 2014

The Week The House approves limits on NSA spying, Tennessee brings back the electric chair, and more 1. House approves sharp limits on NSA surveillance The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would prevent the National Security Agency from mining Americans’ phone records in the hunt for terrorists. Facebook, Google, and Apple withdrew support… More 10 things you need to know today: May 23, 2014

Supreme Court Will Likely Rule On NSA Programs, Antonin Scalia And Ruth Bader Ginsburg Suggest

The Huffington Post Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities.The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the National Press Club in Washington. They were responding… More Supreme Court Will Likely Rule On NSA Programs, Antonin Scalia And Ruth Bader Ginsburg Suggest

10 things you need to know today: March 25, 2014

The Week Obama will propose curbing NSA data collection, Malaysia says Flight 370 crashed, and more 1. Obama will reportedly push to end NSA bulk phone surveillance The Obama administration plans to propose an overhaul of National Security Agency spying that would end its mining of bulk phone records, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The law would… More 10 things you need to know today: March 25, 2014