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New Yorker Uses MLK and RFK Assassinations for Snowden Character Assassination

New Yorker Uses MLK and RFK Assassinations for Snowden Character Assassination
Under the guise of applauding the good results achieved from the very deeds that forces a person into exile, Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker has cobbled together a bizarre attack on Edward Snowden. And he does so by using the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy as an analogy for Snowden's guilt. Really.
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Has the Gov’t Lied on Snooping? Let’s Go to the Videotape

Has the Gov’t Lied on Snooping? Let’s Go to the Videotape
A video documenting the various misstatements Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has made with regards to the NSA's domestic wiretapping program.
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Kara Brandeisky and Stephen Suen
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70 Percent of Espionage Act Prosecutions Since 1971 by Obama Administration

70 Percent of Espionage Act Prosecutions Since 1971 by Obama Administration
Bradley Manning’s conviction under the Espionage Act is the latest development in the Obama administration’s push to prosecute security leaks. While the Obama White House has been one of the busiest ever in its prosecution of national security leakers, they certainly aren't the first: Here's a timeline on the U.S. government versus journalists, whistle-blowers and federal agents since 1971.
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'Most Effective Member of the House' Slams NSA Spying, Citizens United, TPP, Fracking

'Most Effective Member of the House' Slams NSA Spying, Citizens United, TPP, Fracking
U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) is one of the rare forces for democracy to be operating on Capitol Hill, and in this half-hour interview with LA Progressive he really shows why. He discusses the corrosive influence of big money in politics, the NSA spying scandal. the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and his secret to working with members of the opposition to pass the highest number of amendments of any member of Congress.
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(Almost) Bringing the Left and Right Together: Defunding the NSA

(Almost) Bringing the Left and Right Together: Defunding the NSA
While the Amash amendment did not pass, the House vote was incredibly close and saw liberal Democrats and small government Conservatives come together to try to defund the NSA.
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The NSA's Great Data Vacuum and Why It Sucks

The NSA's Great Data Vacuum and Why It Sucks
Among the snooping revelations of recent weeks, there have been tantalizing bits of evidence that the NSA is tapping fiber-optic cables that carry nearly all international phone and Internet data. The idea that the NSA is sweeping up vast data streams via cables and other infrastructure — often described as the “backbone of the Internet” — is not new. How do they do it? And what exactly are they doing?
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Justin Elliott
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Turns Out Latin America Doesn't Appreciate Being Spied On By the US

Turns Out Latin America Doesn't Appreciate Being Spied On By the US
Just a week after the controversial forced landing of the Bolivian president's plane and amid new revelations about US secret spying on Latin American countries, anger is reaching a boiling point across the region.
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PRISM Views: Why Defending Snowden Goes Beyond Party Lines

PRISM Views: Why Defending Snowden Goes Beyond Party Lines
A recent piece called “In Defense of PRISM” has brought about a wide array of criticism from those who see the labor organizer’s argument as falling too closely in line with the Obama administration's. Surveillance, privacy and whistle blowers are hot topics that may transcend party lines — but the necessary implementation of oversight rules and transparency aren't so universal.
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Chaz Bolte
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Government Hack: Richard Clarke Warns That Feds Can Remotely Control Cars

Government Hack: Richard Clarke Warns That Feds Can Remotely Control Cars
One of the key whistleblowers of the last 20 years, Richard Clarke is speaking up again. This time about the government's ability to remotely control your car and turn it into a weapon for assassination.
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Snowed In: The Army Has Restricted Access to 'The Guardian' Website

Snowed In: The Army Has Restricted Access to 'The Guardian' Website
When the Monterey County Herald first reported restricted access to The Guardian, the newspaper which broke the Edward Snowden NSA story, they thought it was limited to the Presidio of Monterey. It turns out the action was taken Armywide.
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The Contributor Staff
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