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 11, 2013 10:15 am|
|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: CTuttle Wednesday November 27, 2013 7:05 pm|
Never underestimate the sheer might of AIPAC, Bibi, and the Neocons…!
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 18, 2013 11:46 am|
The Obama administration is hoping that they can get Healthcare.gov working so 80 percent of the people trying to get new exchange coverage online will be able to do so successfully.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 13, 2013 7:30 am|
It appears the Obama administration might not have Healthcare.gov properly functioning by the end of the month.
|By: Dean Baker Monday November 11, 2013 4:25 pm|
One has to ask about the role of insurers in this process. Kessler’s data imply that more than three quarters of the people in the individual market signed up for their policies for the first time in the last year. Didn’t insurers tell people at the time they sold the policies that these plans would only be in effect through the end of December because they did not comply with provisions in the ACA? If the insurers did inform their clients at the time they purchased their policies then they would not be surprised to find out now that they will need new insurance.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00 pm|
Iran has said it is ready to call for the withdrawal of foreign fighters in Syria.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 22, 2013 7:45 am|
Overwhelmingly regular Americans blame the government shutdown on Congressional Republicans. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll 53 percent believe Republicans were mainly responsible for the shutdown while only 29 percent think President Obama should receive most of the blame. An additional 15 percent of the country blames both sides equally.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday October 17, 2013 9:22 am|
The Washington Post has published a story relying upon more documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, which provide a glimpse at how the NSA coordinates with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate “targets.” It featured the first concrete evidence to date that Hassan Ghul, a courier for Osama bin Laden who provided intelligence that helped the CIA locate bin Laden, was killed in a drone strike. Yet, some of the main reactions to the story are troubling because it appears there’s resentment that journalists involved in this story decided to engage in an act of journalism.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 15, 2013 2:53 pm|
Millions of users from around the world have had their contact lists from their personal email and instant messaging accounts harvested by the National Security Agency, according to a report from The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani.
The collection “sweeps in the contacts of many Americans,” as two unnamed “senior US intelligence officials” confirmed. That number could be “in the millions or tens of millions.”