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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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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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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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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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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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