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Snowden asks Hong Kong to “decide my fate”

The South China Morning Posts reports today that Edward Snowden said last night that he wants to remain in Hong Kong and let the courts and people there “decide my fate.” This is the first the world has heard from…

Coleen Rowley: Massive spying on Americans is outrageous

As a Special Agent for the FBI, Coleen Rowley testified before Congress in 2002 about the Bureau’s failure to nab terrorists planning the 9/11 attacks. That year, Time Magazine named her one of three “Persons of the Year.”  Tuesday, in…

NSA whistleblower reveals himself as Booz Allen Hamilton employee Edward Snowden

The Guardian disclosed today the identity of the individual who provided it with information about NSA surveillance. He is Edward Snowden, “a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton” who “has been…

Glenn Greenwald: NSA has “incredibly invasive system of surveillance worldwide”

Appearing today on Democracy Now!, Glenn Greenwald spoke about the federal government’s secretive and massive collection of domestic digital communications.  On Thursday, the Guardian published an expose by Greenwald of the NSA’s collection, by court order, of call data for millions…

UK newspaper confirms whistleblowers’ claims of massive NSA surveillance

A British newspaper, The Guardian, has published evidence supporting the claims of whistleblowers that the National Security Agency tracks domestic phone calls on a massive scale. In a June 5 article,”NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily,” columnist…

Trial of Bradley Manning begins at Fort Meade

The trial of Private Bradley Manning, began Monday at Fort Meade, a military base in Maryland, north of Washington, DC.  Manning has been in custody since his arrest on May 29, 2010 on charges of disclosing classified information to Wikileaks. Lt. Colonel David…

Justice Department snooped on Fox News reporter in 2010 with AG Holder’s approval

The Justice Department’s surveillance of news media extended beyond the Associated Press, according to the Washington Post (May 19).  Court records document the efforts of FBI investigators to track the movements and communications of Fox News reporter James Rosen.  Officials believed…