Tag Archives: FISA

While we were discussing the degree to which Hitler showed “restraint,” the intelligence community kept moving forward against Page, Manafort and Trump, setting the groundwork for impeachment

While we were all occupied over the past 24 hours, discussing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s absolutely indefensible comment about how Hitler showed “restraint” by never using chemical weapons agains his fellow human beings, when we know for a fact that the Nazis, at the height of the Holocaust, were murdering over 6,000 Jews […]

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Yes, Trump just accused Obama of having tapped his phones at Trump Tower

Speaking with Andrea Mitchell last night on MSNBC, Delaware Senator Chris Coons suggested that the FBI was in possession of transcripts of calls that could not only prove useful in the ongoing congressional inquiries into Russia’s involvement in our 2016 presidential election, but might also demonstrate collaboration between Putin’s government and the Trump campaign. ‚ÄúThere […]

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StopWatching.us, powered by Mozilla, seeks to catalyze a Big Data resistance movement

Mozilla, the non-profit organization responsible for the popular Firefox web browser, has apparently stepped into the fray to lead the protest against our government’s recently uncovered campaign to aggressively monitor, record and mine the private communications of law-abiding American citizens. Saying, “We don’t want an Internet where everything we do is secretly tracked or logged […]

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden comes clean on why he turned over classified government documents to the press, just how much the intelligence community knows about us, and what his actions will likely cost him

Earlier today, the identity of last week’s much-talked-about National Security Agency whistleblower was made public. His name is Edward Snowden, and he’s a former technical assistant for the CIA, who, most recently, worked for the NSA through the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d highly recommend that you watch […]

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Guilty until proven innocent in the age of ubiquitous electronic surveillance

Upon taking office, President Obama issued a memorandum on the subject of transparency: “My Administration,” he said, “is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency […]

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