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John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden on NSA surveillance

John Oliver tackles heady subjects on his weekly HBO show, but to take on the complexity of National Security Agency surveillance and the Patriot Act, he got the help of Edward Snowden.

Wikipedia filing lawsuit to NSA challenging mass surveillance

Wikipedia is to take legal action against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will challenge the government's program of mass surveillance of Internet traffic and suggest that this undermines democracy.

Lawsuit challenges legality of NSA online snooping

Washington - A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the operator of Wikipedia and other organizations challenges the US government's mass online surveillance programs, claiming that tapping into the Internet "backbone" is illegal.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden gets 2014 Right Livelihood Award

Edward Snowden, who is in hiding after releasing information which showed the vast extent of the NSA's illegal wiretapping and over-reaching surveillance, received a human rights award in Sweden.

Congress to take its most important NSA surveillance vote yet

The fight over the spying powers of the National Security Agency is about to face a crucial test. On Tuesday, the Senate is expected to vote on whether it will debate the USA Freedom Act.

New tapes show Israel's attack on USS Liberty was deliberate Special

In a devastating documentary aired by Al Jazeera America on October 31st, never-before-heard Israeli military tapes show that the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, which killed 34 American sailors, was deliberate.

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Documents received by the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a lawsuit enlighten us to the deceptive language and tortured logic surrounding a secretive Executive Order being used by the NSA to justify illegally spying on every American.

Head of Twitter news staff lasts less than one year

San Francisco - The head of Twitter's news staff left the social media company Wednesday after less than a year at the helm of a revitalized operation.

Twitter lawsuit seeks transparency in surveillance requests

San Francisco - Twitter has filed suit against the U.S Justice Department, claiming current laws restricting what the company can publicly disclose about national security requests is a violation of the First Amendment.

NSA claims of Snowden leaks aiding terrorists found unwarranted

An independent investigation on the effects of whistle blower Edward Snowden's leaks of NSA documents reveals that the claims -- often referred to as overblown by some critics --that Al Qaida and ISIS benefitted from those revelations are not true.

NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

Classified information at risk after government website hacked

U.S. authorities fear hackers are attempting to gain highly classified information after thousands of user names and passwords were stolen from a government database.

Snowden: NSA shares Americans' private communications with Israel

The US National Security Agency routinely intercepts Americans' private communications and shares them with Israeli intelligence, according to the latest revelations from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

U.S. threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine over NSA data refusal

The United States government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 daily fine for the Internet giant's refusal to hand over user data to the National Security Agency.

Op-Ed: How the U.S. government used 9/11 to attack freedom

Washington D.c. - When 9/11 occurred thousands of Americans lost their wives, husbands, children and friends. The terrorist attack was an unquestionable tragedy, that didn’t just cost the lives of thousands of Americans.

Swiss will grant asylum if Snowden testifies on U.S. espionage

Berne - Swiss media reports indicate Switzerland would grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he agrees to testify about foreign espionage activities within Switzerland.

Op-Ed: Did Germany spy on the U.S. before NSA leaks revealed US spying?

Berlin-m - Today, most will be too young to know the famous Abbott and Costello routine about baseball and “who” is on first, but most will understand that it is no longer clear which of the NATO allies spied on each other first.

EthicsInTech invites NSA official to comedy tour Special

San Francisco - The founder of a tech-based activist group has invited a high-ranking NSA official to participate in a comedy tour highlighting surveillance, privacy and Fourth Amendment issues.

Snowden: lies pushed me over the edge

Washington - Edward Snowden says dishonest comments to Congress by the US intelligence chief were the final straw that prompted him to flee the country and reveal a trove of national security documents.

Op-Ed: U.S. spy agencies are running amok — Can they be stopped?

The heavy curtain of secrecy that shrouds the work of American intelligence agencies has become seriously frayed over the past year. Revelations have included activities that range from immoral to illegal to unconstitutional.

Snowden leak: NSA flagged Israel as leading espionage threat

The National Security Agency listed Israel among a handful of nations considered to pose the "greatest threat" to American government, military and industrial secrets, classified documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal.

Latest Snowden release 'shows' NSA complicity in Gaza attacks

The latest release of documents gleaned from Edward Showden apparently shows the role of the NSA and foreign signals intelligence in the targeting of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Challenger closing on Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas Aug. 5th primary

Feeling a wave of anti-incumbent fervor taking hold in primary races across the nation, 18-year incumbent Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, has been polled as losing ground to a doctor and political newcomer.

Internet privacy service Tor warns users of attack

Tor, the free Internet privacy network that aims to protect its users' anonymity, announced on Wednesday that many of those users may have been identified by government-funded researchers.

BitTorrent unveils 'NSA-proof' Bleep software

San Francisco - BitTorrent has unveiled a new decentralized messaging platform specifically designed to protect user metadata and anonymity.

BlackBerry only brand that meets German government's security

Good news for BlackBerry as German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a tap-proof BlackBerry that she wants more Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior officials to use.

Op-Ed: Is Snowden trying to incite world against U.S., UK and Israel?

Numerous Islamic websites and a number of other independent sites have reported in the last few days that former NSA and CIA agent Edward Snowden has now allegedly revealed that British, American and Mossad worked together in training the leader of ISIS.

Op-Ed: U.S. German spy scandal — less obvious problems for NSA

Berlin - The recent finding of two U.S. agents in Germany has set off a true catfight, but one which is raging beneath the surface in reality. Germany found a double agent in its ranks, then identified a US operative in Germany.

Snowden has applied to extend Russia stay: lawyer

Moscow - Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has formally requested to stay in Russia past July 31, when his one-year asylum status expires, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Files show NSA collects more data on U.S. citizens than targets

Newly released documents show that the communications of everyday Internet users were targeted by the National Security Agency (NSA) far more times than communications from legally targeted individuals.
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