Tag: investigative journalist

When Will the NSA Stop Spying on Innocent Americans?

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Unless Congress acts, Americans will soon benefit from one of the Patriot Act’s most important safeguards against abuse: Language in Section 215 of the law is scheduled to expire in June, depriving the FBI and NSA of a provision they’ve

New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for ‘Five Eyes’ and NSA, Snowden files show

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New Zealand is spying indiscriminately on its allies in the Pacific region and sharing the information with the US and the other “Five Eyes” alliance states, according to documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden. The secret papers, published by the

Where Is the Investigation Into Financial Corruption at the NSA?

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Earlier this year, when Keith Alexander resigned as head of the National Security Agency, he began trying to cash in on expertise he’d gained while in government, pitching himself as a security consultant who could protect Wall Street banks and

Ebola Epidemic Linked to CIA: Former NSA Contractor

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Investigative journalist and former NSA contractor Wayne Madsen told Press TV on Monday the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa may be a resurfacing of an earlier infection linked to the CIA. “We see a year [1976] when the US was violating a

Australia’s collateral damage in the US drone program

In the last few years there has been a hotly contested global debate about the civilian impact of the U.S. drone strike program and its moral and legal justifications. Despite being geographically part of Asia (where the majority of drone

The NSA Is Being Sued for Keeping Keith Alexander’s Financial Records Secret

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Former NSA Director Keith Alexander’s lucrative entrance into the private sector has raised a heap of ethical questions about the spy chief’s intentions. Now the NSA has yet another dilemma on its hands: Investigative journalist Jason Leopold is suing the agency

Russian Security Expert: Snowden Is Leaving Out Key Details About Russian Spies Approaching Him

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Edward Snowden acknowledges that Russian spies offered to work with him when he arrived in Moscow and says he turned them down. But the former NSA systems administrator refuses to discuss the details. Greg Miller of The Washington Post reports

TIME reporter calls for drone strike on WikiLeaks founder Assange

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A senior American correspondent has indirectly called on the US government to kill WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by a drone strike. “I can’t wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange,” Time Magazine’s senior

Interview with NSA expert James Bamford

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No one, it can be argued, knows more about the history of the National Security Agency than James Bamford. The investigative journalist, who served in the Navy and attended law school in his native Boston, has the distinction of having