Tag: New America Foundation

Former NSA director: Charlie Hebdo attack was ‘kind of inevitable’

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The former NSA director general Michael Hayden said the Charlie Hebdo attack was “kind of inevitable” on Tuesday, and compared Islamist extremism to Ebola. “The fact of the matter is there’s a plague and people are going to get Ebola,”

America needs to blow up its entire intelligence infrastructure and rebuild from scratch

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America ought to scrap the CIA. But that’s just a start. Because demolishing the CIA isn’t nearly enough to fix this country’s broken national security infrastructure. We need to tear down everything — the CIA, NSA, NRO, DIA, DHS, NGA,

New Report on the Costs of NSA Surveillance

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It has been over a year since The Guardian reported the first story on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs based on the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, yet the national conversation remains largely mired in a simplistic

Tech Companies Reel as NSA’s Spying Tarnishes Reputations

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U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed, the New America Foundation said in a report today. The foundation called for prohibiting the

CIA drone strike program in Pakistan winding down

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Just after midnight last Christmas, Pakistani officials say, two Hellfire missiles from a U.S. drone slammed into a house in Miramshah, Pakistan, killing four militants. It was an otherwise unremarkable episode in the sixth year of a relentless unmanned aerial

The NSA Wins Again. You Lose

NSA surveillance program revelations continue to surface

After nearly a year of revelations about the shocking extent of the National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts, lawmakers have finally passed legislation limiting the agency’s ability to collect information on American citizens. But if you were hoping for the kind