So about that whole not spying on Americans thing, it seems the NSA has been having quite an exchange with domestic law enforcement. According to recently declassified FISA documents the NSA has been tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006.
|By: DSWright Wednesday January 1, 2014 12:23 pm|
While prostitution scandals in Colombia are associated with the Secret Service the DEA was also getting in on the action. Documents received by Foreign Policy from the Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that multiple DEA agents were investigated for widespread and continual use of prostitutes while stationed in Colombia as well as an attempt to cover up their activity.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 6, 2013 3:59 pm|
AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has informed shareholders it will not disclose any details on its dealings with the National Security Agency.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a “shareholder proposal” with AT&T after it was revealed in the news that the company is sharing data with the US government. It demanded that AT&T “publish semi-annual reports, subject to existing laws and regulation, providing metrics and discussion regarding requests for customer information by US and foreign governments, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 16, 2013 1:22 pm|
It was reported a couple months ago that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had a secret unit, which was collecting information from informants, intercepts, wiretaps and a huge database of phone records and sending the information to authorities in the country for criminal investigations. However, law enforcement were given instructions on how to conceal how the investigations were started.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 3, 2013 7:25 am|
This is a story right out of a bad cybernovel. The FBI arrested 29 year old Ross Ulbricht, who the FBI claims is the “Dread Pirate Roberts.” The FBI also seized control of Silk Road, a massive online marketplace which Ulbricht allegedly ran that uses bitcoins to make transactions untraceable.
|By: DSWright Monday September 2, 2013 12:35 pm|
Apparently while the War on Terror has justified letting Afghanistan become the largest producer of opium in the world, the powers-that-be still want a massive police state here at home to combat the evils of illegal drug use.
|By: DSWright Tuesday August 27, 2013 9:25 am|
As the ACLU claims the NSA’s phone collection program is illegal in court papers filed Monday, members of Congress are putting pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions regarding news reports that the DEA has access to NSA intelligence and is sharing that information with numerous agencies and personnel in the government.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 8, 2013 7:01 am|
Illegally gathered information from the NSA is being laundered through the DEA to federal agents who are instructed to then create a fraudulent investigative trail as to how they could have known.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 5, 2013 11:15 am|
This is a truly scary story about the Drug Enforcement Administration engaged in potentially serious constitutional violations.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 26, 2013 5:45 pm|
Security forces in Canada arrested two people on Monday afternoon and announced a terrorist plot backed by al Qaeda had been disrupted. The Federal Bureau Investigation had been working for the past year with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which tracked suspects who were allegedly planning to attack a passenger train headed from the United States to Toronto.