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Home Depot Co-Founder: We Should Throw Edward Snowden a Party

Home Depot Co-Founder: We Should Throw Edward Snowden a Party
Home Deport Co-Founder Ken Langone told Neil Cavuto the NSA leaker Edward Snowden should be celebrated. "I'd throw a party for him. I'd congratulate him. I'd say thank you for helping protect America's privacy rights. That's what I'd do for him... I think we ought to be grateful that we have kids like that in America."
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Why Shouldn't I Work for the NSA?

Why Shouldn't I Work for the NSA?
With all the talk these days about domestic spying and the NSA, a quick look back to the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting" reveals deep skepticism about the falling dominoes this one organization creates around the globe.
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'The Wire' Creator David Simon Absolutely Wrong on NSA Surveillance

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Absolutely Wrong on NSA Surveillance
David Simon, creator of The Wire, doesn't think NSA spying is a big deal and downplayed the surveillance in a written piece. Sam Seder strongly disagrees...
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Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns

Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns
France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined. Other European countries aren't far behind.
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Angela Charlton and Thomas Adamson
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Roger Clemency: Will NSA Director Face Charges for Lying to Congress Like Baseball Players Have?

Roger Clemency: Will NSA Director Face Charges for Lying to Congress Like Baseball Players Have?
When baseball legend Roger Clemens told a congressional committee in 2008 that, no, he never used steroids, he was slapped with a federal indictment on multiple counts. What about Director of National Intelligence James Clapper then, who told Congress earlier this year that the NSA never collects data on unwitting Americans?
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Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?

Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?
In the months following the Patriot Act's passage in October of 2001, there was a heated public debate about the very provision of the law that we now know the government is using to vacuum up phone records of American citizens on a massive scale. But the consternation didn’t focus on anything like that. Instead, the debate centered on something else: library records.
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Justin Elliott
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Newsweek Cover From 1970: Is Privacy Dead?

Newsweek Cover From 1970: Is Privacy Dead?
Since the revelations of NSA snooping, we're all a bit on edge about privacy in these digital times. But back in 1970, the writers at Newsweek were already worrying about the effects technology and mass communication would have on our private lives. If only they could have been as insightful about the business model of printed news magazines.
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The Erosion of Your Online Privacy, Now in Chart Form

The Erosion of Your Online Privacy, Now in Chart Form
A series of charts curated by Mother Jones shows the extent to which companies like Facebook and Google are caving in to the government's requests for user data.
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Did Shia LaBeouf Warn Us About NSA Spying in 2008?

Did Shia LaBeouf Warn Us About NSA Spying in 2008?
An appearance by Shia LaBeouf on the Tonight Show from 2008 is making the 'rounds on the web this week. Is Shia LaBeouf the original NSA whistleblower? The clip where he talks about his interaction with an FBI agent on the set of his movie Eagle Eye sure makes it look that way...
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Editor's Column: Freedom of Too Much Information

Editor's Column: Freedom of Too Much Information
We are all celebrities now. Ever since we won Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006, the same year we first found out about the National Security Administration spying on us, we’ve all become essentially public figures.
It’s the new equality: We are all stars!
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