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Where’s the NSA reform?

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After leaks last year revealed a vast web of government surveillance of innocent Americans, the outrage in Washington could hardly be contained. Privacy advocates and lawmakers from both parties wanted the most intrusive program shut down. A federal judge called

Snowden: NSA ‘Set Fire’ to Internet, Techies Are ‘Firefighters’

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Edward Snowden accused the NSA and its counterparts of "setting fire to the future of the Internet" during a videoconference discussion at South by Southwest in Texas on Monday, and he called on the tech community members in the audience

Google’s Schmidt: We were attacked by the Chinese and the NSA

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Friday that government attacks from China and the US forced his company to enhance security protocols. Speaking at the SXSW technology conference in Austin, Texas, Schmidt said governments around the world have realized that

Julian Assange tells SXSW audience: ‘NSA has grown to be a rogue agency’

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The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Saturday told an audience in Texas that people power is the key to rolling back the power of the National Security Agency and other surveillance agencies. “We have to do something about it. All

Secret Service Agent Opens Up About JFK Assassination

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DALLAS — President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Dallas on November 22, 1963 was intended to boost support in Texas for his 1964 re-election campaign.  But an assassin’s bullet ended his life, an event still shrouded in controversy.  Since that

REVIEW: Charlie Wilson’s War. The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

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By George Crile.  New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003. 550 pages, photos, index. FOR most of his 24-year career in the House of Representatives, Charles Wilson was known for his abiding fondness for hot tubs, women and Scotch whiskey. His

CIA Website Hacked, Struggles To Recover

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Anonymous and other hacktivists also left their marks on the U.S. Census Bureau, Interpol, and Mexico, as well as law enforcement websites in Alabama and Texas. An Anonymous-related Twitter channel claimed Friday that the group had successfully taken down the