Nobody quite represents the “revolving door” between journalism and government like Miller. “Full disclosure, I once worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence [ODNI] where I saw firsthand how secretly the NSA operates,” he said before the segment began.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 16, 2013 10:05 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday December 12, 2013 9:35 am|
National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander, Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Office of the Director for National Intelligence General Counsel Robert Litt were all witnesses for another Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on surveillance. It attempted to address some of the numerous issues that have been made clear as a result of news stories on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden—stories which continue to be published.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:15 am|
Latest revelations from National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden renew focus on the need for online companies to provide users with better controls so “unique identifiers” do not aid the government in warrantless surveillance.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 4, 2013 4:01 pm|
New documents from former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden show the NSA is storing location data from “at least hundreds of millions of devices.”
The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Koltani write, “The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 3, 2013 7:12 pm|
Abby Martin of RT’s “Breaking the Set” had me on to discuss the talking points sheet the NSA leadership sent for employees to share with family and close friends during Thanksgiving. She also asked me about NSA’s porn-spying and whether it seems like the country has lost interest in the disclosures.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 2, 2013 12:57 pm|
A sheet of talking points for employees of the National Security Agency and Central Security Services, was sent out ahead of Thanksgiving to help guide conversations with family and friends during the holiday season.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 27, 2013 10:12 am|
Six individuals, who are each Muslim, were apparently targeted by the National Security Agency because they had engaged in “online promiscuity” or viewed pornographic websites, according to a top secret document from former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 12, 2013 9:38 am|
The German officials met with NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander and CIA director John Brennan. Neither would agree to any meaningful agreement to not spy on Germany.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday November 2, 2013 10:30 am|
Security services in the United Kingdom have accused David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, of being “involved in espionage activity” when he traveled from Berlin to Heathrow Airport on his way back to Brazil, where he lives with Greenwald.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 30, 2013 1:50 pm|
One would think United States officials would be interested in having former National Security Agency contractor returned home, but every time someone from the US makes statements, such as the ones made in a hearing before the House intelligence committee yesterday, it becomes more likely that a country will grant him permanent asylum.