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“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law.” These reassuring words from President Obama came during unsettling anti-police riots in Ferguson, MO. But times have stayed ...
by jccayford
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
I had an interesting experience this morning. I think the Adobe Corporation is spying on me. Am I paranoid? I'm working on a little personal publishing project that needed a couple of graphics. ...
by elsaf
Comment Count 73 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 08:31 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
John Oliver's brilliant interview of Edward Snowden on Last Week Tonight a couple days ago brought more publicity to the fact that it's two years since the Snowden revelations started coming out, ...
by smartalex
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 08:27 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
What is the difference between an activist and a terrorist? To most, the answer seems pretty obvious; both have strong ideological beliefs, and are willing to fight for these beliefs, but their ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 02:53 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
Soon if you value your privacy at all, you'll have to pay for it. If you have AT&T’s gigabit Internet service and wonder why it seems so ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 129 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 10:04 AM PDT with 210 Recommends
This article was originally published by The Hill . This spring, Congress will consider whether to extend three provisions of the notoriously controversial PATRIOT act set to expire in June. When ...
by shahidbuttar
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 01:06 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
We have been having some discussion here about various assaults on personal privacy and counter measures. Despite repeated assertions that you can do nothing and "Privacy is dead", there are ...
by RidgeCook
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 11:36 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
NSA Director Michael Rogers put in an appearance at the New America Foundation's cybersecurity conference on Monday trying to make the case for backdoor (or whatever he'd rather call it -- see below).
by stevemb
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Of all the things President Obama -- one of the most transformative Democratic presidents this nation has ever had -- has had to battle, some wouldn't have been a surprise to anyone in this community:
by Sucker Politics
Comment Count 100 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 06:57 AM PST with 5 Recommends
It appears that a 4-letter agency (UK-based) and a three-letter agency (US-based) have conspired to reduce the security of cell phone users worldwide to approximately zero. Surely, their motives ...
by Synoia
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM PST with 5 Recommends
You might have been thinking that big snowy land to the north was a place that hadn't lost its mind or its traditions of liberal democracy in this new world of global terror and corporate rule. Ha ha!
by Th0rn
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 07:55 PM PST with 46 Recommends
Never ones to let a terror incident go to waste, the Republicans are using the recent attacks in Paris as an excuse to block changes in the "Patriot Act" meant to rein in the NSA's indiscriminate ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 10:05 AM PST with 38 Recommends
[Diarist's Notes: [http://wolfstreet.com/author/wolf-richter/ Wolf Richter] has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his blog's posts in their entirety for the benefit of the ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 151 comments on Fri Dec 26, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST with 195 Recommends
This started out as a comment but since it is long... and I do have a lot to say about this... I guess I'll add it as a post. Why is no one talking about this? Are Americans that short-attention ...
by madbaglady
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 08:56 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This is not a gbcw diary to the dkos community. It might be a gbcw diary to the country i was born and grew up in, though, because I no longer recognize it. I'm not holding on to a Norman Rockwell ...
by bisleybum
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 04:53 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The UN has requested that the NSA hand over intelligence intercepts from 1961 that could solve the mystery of what brought down the plane of UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld, killing all 16 ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 02:27 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Very disturbing evidence, both circumstantial as well as potentially damning, coming out of Chicago. Activists in Chicago say that the police have been using "Stingray" technology to listen in on ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM PST with 50 Recommends
This is a big deal. The single largest religious gathering on the planet is going off in January, in Iraq, and with ISIS kicked to the curb. You may have missed the diary, here, in November ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 05:01 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I'm wondering if it has ever occurred to any of my dashing bright liberal friends of formidable intelligence to make a career choice in law enforcement? or perhaps they'd rather enter the field of ...
by ruby red shoes
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 08:48 PM PST with 19 Recommends
The best chance at ending the bulk collection of phone record metadata by the National Security Agency from pretty much every American has died in the Senate. That's despite having a strong ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 10:36 AM PST with 19 Recommends