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Pet Neutrality: The FCC is Crushing Democracy, Justice, and Cat Videos In One Fell Swoop

Pet Neutrality: The FCC is Crushing Democracy, Justice, and Cat Videos In One Fell Swoop
The Court's decision to allow Internet service providers is bad news for users — with the potential to turn the information super highway into a New Jersey bridge that irked Chris Christie. Even worse, it could turn an open Internet into another bastion for reality television. Really.
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NSA to Sen Sanders: We Can't Legally Tell You If We Spied on You

NSA to Sen Sanders: We Can't Legally Tell You If We Spied on You
The National Security Agency won't deny that it may be spying on members of Congress, informing Sen. Bernie Sanders that the agency can't tell him whether it snooped on his metadata because searching to find out would be illegal.
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Obama's Main Idea for NSA Reform: 'No More Edward Snowdens'

Obama's Main Idea for NSA Reform: 'No More Edward Snowdens'
As President Obama puts the final touches on what is being billed as his "overhaul of the NSA," sources close to the administration have told The Hill that his number one goal is to stop any future whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

Report: Bulk Spying Not Effective Terrorism Prevention Tactic

Report: Bulk Spying Not Effective Terrorism Prevention Tactic
An in-depth analysis of 227 individuals recruited by al Qaida or like-minded groups, and charged in the U.S. with an act of terrorism since 9/11, shows the contribution of NSA's bulk surveillance programs to these cases was minimal, and that traditional investigative methods were more helpful."Overblown." "Even Misleading."
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Bernie Sanders Can't Get a Straight Answer to a Simple Question: Is the NSA Spying on Congress?

Bernie Sanders Can't Get a Straight Answer to a Simple Question: Is the NSA Spying on Congress?
Perhaps if the documented mis-truths spoken by General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, had not been so flagrant or if the public remained in the dark about how the spy agency has spied on the elected leaders of our own foreign allies, the idea of a U.S. Senator demanding to know if the NSA has used its surveillance powers to spy on U.S. lawmakers would be met with some degree of shock.
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Executive Order 12,333: Permission to Spy on the Whole World

Executive Order 12,333: Permission to Spy on the Whole World
Privacy advocates and a prominent civil liberties group sued the U.S. government on Monday, demanding disclosure of how key spy agencies and the executive branch interpret and execute legal authorities that govern a vast foreign electronic surveillance program that also sweeps up the communication data of millions of Americans each year.
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Judge on NSA Cites 9/11 Report, But It Doesn’t Actually Support His Ruling

Judge on NSA Cites 9/11 Report, But It Doesn’t Actually Support His Ruling
In a new decision in support of the NSA's phone metadata surveillance program, U.S. district court Judge William Pauley cites an intelligence failure involving the agency in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks. But the judge's cited source, the 9/11 Commission Report, doesn't actually include the account he gives in the ruling.
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Snowden's Christmas Message: 'We Can End Mass Surveillance'

Snowden's Christmas Message: 'We Can End Mass Surveillance'
Edward Snowden delivering an "Alternative Christmas Message" on Channel 4. (Screenshot)NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has delivered an "alternative Christmas message" on the UK's Channel 4 in which he says that "a child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all," and that the kinds of surveillance outlined in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four "are nothing compared to what we have available today."
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Snowden Slams NSA Review as 'Cosmetic'

Snowden Slams NSA Review as 'Cosmetic'
The recommendations set forth by an internal government NSA review panel are nothing but "cosmetic changes" staged to "restore public confidence" in the U.S. government's spying activities, charged NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in an email exchange with Brazil's O Globo news station.
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How a Small-Time Purse Snatching Case Gave the NSA its Spying Powers

How a Small-Time Purse Snatching Case Gave the NSA its Spying Powers
The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of protecting the U.S. from terrorists.
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