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Edward Snowden gets a new job

Moscow newspapers reported today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been hired to perform website maintenance for “an unidentified major online resource” in Russia.

Senator Feinstein Ignores 9/11 Findings in Rationalizing NSA’s Massive Surveillance

by Coleen Rowley.  More than a few bizarre aspects jumped out at me when I attended the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on October 2.  Instead of providing needed oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in light of shocking…

Thought for the day, Sept. 3

Henry David Thoreau said, “It takes two to speak the truth–one to speak and the other to hear.” Today, it takes three to tell the truth:  One to speak, one to hear, and one to defend the first two in…

You may be a whistleblower and not know it

The public image of a whistleblower is of an employee who witnesses wrongdoing and takes the information public.  Subsequently, the world comes crashing down on them as their employer retaliates.  But, that’s not always how it plays out. Some workers…

Video shows NSA Director Alexander denying reports of now-confirmed domestic surveillance

A video broadcast by Democracy Now! argues for some house cleaning at the intelligence agencies, starting at the top. The video shows National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander denying the existence of domestic surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden, the…

The Price of Blowing the Whistle

by Julia Davis  Edward Snowden set the world ablaze with revelations of overreaching surveillance, conducted by the American government against its own citizens. The excuse of “national security” often allows powers-that-be to avoid public scrutiny, effectively ending the discussion. However,…