Tag Archives: national security agency
- Red Wire: NSA Surveillance Chills Journalists, Attorneys
July 29, 2014
The National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs flew mostly under the radar before Edward Snowden’s leaks hit the news last year. Ever since those revelations, there has been a chilling effect on the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, especially in combination with the Obama administration’s crackdown on government officials speaking...
- The Red Wire: Flip Mike Rogers’ District!
February 11, 2014
Bill Maher has built a career making fun of politicians. Now he wants to use his perch on late-night TV to end a congressional representative’s career. The comedian announced his plan to engage in “outright meddling with the political process” on the January 31st episode of Real Time With Bill...
- The Red Wire: The NSA’s Christmas Wish List
December 24, 2013
Dear Santa, Your old friend Keith Alexander here. It’s that time of year again when kids (and kids at heart) the world over write letters telling you what they want for Christmas, and I could really use a boost of Christmas magic to help keep America safe. I know that...
- The Red Wire: Snowden’s Wake
December 17, 2013
Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks have few if any precedents in American history. Where past whistleblowers like Daniel Ellsberg exposed specific instances of wrongdoing, Snowden pulled back the curtain on an entire culture of mass surveillance the likes of which have never been known even in the world’s most totalitarian countries....
- The Red Wire: Lessons From The Church Committee
December 10, 2013
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a wide range of activity by the NSA and the rest of America’s intelligence apparatus. All of it is done in the name of protecting the United States. Some is coming to light for the first time and provoking surprised reactions even from members...
- The Red Wire: NSA Snoops On Porn Histories To Discredit Muslim Opponents
December 3, 2013
The National Security Agency has been granted unprecedented surveillance powers (and arrogated to itself even more) since the turn of the century, giving it nearly 24/7/365 access to the world’s electronic communications. According to a recent Huffington Post report by Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher, and Ryan Grim, the agency has...
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March 14, 2017