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7 whistle-blowers facing more jail time than David Petraeus

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot. Enter the URL of the original Daily Dot story. The administration of President Barack Obama once promised to be “the most transparent administration” of all time. Instead, Obama’s Department of Justice has led the

Edward Snowden Wants To Come Home, Still Faces Charges For NSA Leaks

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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden wants to come back home to the United States, but U.S. officials said the fugitive whistleblower would have to stand trial for leaking details about the NSA’s secret mass surveillance programs, Reuters reported.

Before Snowden, a Debate Inside NSA

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Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collecting American telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections to the program, current and former intelligence officials say. The program

US airstrikes against ISIS reportedly suffer from intelligence gaps

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U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are proceeding despite intelligence gaps that inhibit the Pentagon’s ability to determine their effectiveness, according to a published report. The Associated Press, citing current and former U.S. officials, reported Wednesday

State Dept: ‘No American Is Proud’ of CIA Tactics

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The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according

CIA Torture Report Coming Soon

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The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is set to publicly release — as early as next week — selected and carefully redacted portions of its 6,300 page report on controversial CIA detention, rendition, and interrogation techniques used after 9/11, several

US to ask China to restart cyber working group

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WASHINGTON — The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies’ computers to steal trade secrets. Assistant Secretary of State

NSA targeted Chinese telecoms giant Huawei

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The National Security Agency created “back doors” into networks maintained by the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, according to a report released on Saturday. The report comes from a document provided by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and disclosed by

Swiss govt tightens computer security amid NSA spying concerns

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Citing worries about foreign surveillance efforts, the government of Switzerland has ordered tighter control methods on its own computer and phone technology systems in order to prevent Swiss communications from being monitored. The Swiss Federal Council, a seven-member committee that

Report claims NSA monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain

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The National Security Agency monitored 60 million phone calls made in Spain over the course of a single month last year, according to a report published by a Spanish newspaper Sunday evening. El Mundo, citing information in documents leaked by

Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’

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American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency's role in what one of them described as the "US assassination program." “The connections between war and surveillance

NSA spied on presidents of Brazil, Mexico, report says

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The U.S. National Security Agency, or NSA, snooped on the presidents of Brazil and Mexico, Glenn Greenwald, a reporter for The Guardian, who interviewed Edward Snowden and reported in detail about the U.S. government’s surveillance programs, said on Sunday, claiming

The Government Releases Key Documents Showing NSA Privacy Violations

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Key rulings from the government's secret surveillance court detailing tens of thousands violations of the Fourth Amendment and the NSA's response will shortly be made public by the Director of National Intelligence, following a lawsuit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

US diplomat in spy flap leaves Moscow, Russian TV reports

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The U.S. diplomat who Russia claims tried to recruit one of its intelligence officials to spy for the CIA has left Moscow, Kremlin-loyal TV reported on Sunday. A Russian NTV broadcast appeared to show the U.S. embassy employee, Ryan Christian

Pro-Assad Syrian hackers launching cyber-attacks on western media

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The Guardian has come under a cyber-attack from Syrian hackers who have targeted a series of western media organisations in an apparent effort to cause disruption and spread support for President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claimed