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Media Echo Chambers Double Down on RussiaGate

How Do You Like Your RussiaGate? By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – Somewhere between two parallel universes lies the truth but I’m not sure Americans want the truth. If social media tests are valid and sociological studies have credibility, we are sorting ourselves out by developing echo chambers or constant feedback loops where similar […]

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Is the NSA Spying on Congress?

By David Sirota On January 3, 2014 “Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials?” This is the huge question U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is asking the National Security Administration…

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Western Media Complicit With Government Lies – Implications

Western Media Complicit With Government Lies – Implications Muncie, Indiana – While many Americans shrug off revelations the NSA is spying on us under the orders of our federal government, mainly by rationalizing, “They’re searching for terrorists, and since I’m not a terrorist, why should I be concerned”. Unfortunately, this stance is letting the trees […]

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Management Of Legal Travesties For Small Businesses

Small businesses are often labeled as the backbone of an economy. However, in terms of legal protections, they move on the proverbial tight rope. The underlying point is that small businesses cannot afford to spend major monetary resources on legal fees, but they do need a system by which business practices are protected. Individual practices […]

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Privatization of NSA Secrets: Glenn Greenwald Responds

The Privatization of Snowden’s Secrets: Glenn Greenwald responds (via Pando Daily) By Paul Carr – This morning, Glenn Greenwald published a lengthy response to Mark Ames’ investigation, published here on Pando, into Greenwald’s “privatization” of Edward Snowden’s NSA secrets. First things first: I’m pleased…

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Senator Obama Supported Surveillance Reforms

by Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure. But only five years ago, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. was part of a group of legislators that supported substantial NSA surveillance reforms. Here are […]

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Wiretapping: Timeline of Privacy vs. Security

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NSA Snooping Black Hole of Information

The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping by Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies. But […]

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US Intelligence Community Accessing Many Records

US secretly mining data from web giants: report (via AFP) US intelligence agencies are accessing the servers of nine Internet giants as part of a secret data mining program likely to fuel fresh debate about government surveillance, it was reported Thursday. The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI had […]