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Rand Paul would not abolish the NSA

Rand Paul would not abolish the NSA Does Rand Paul understand that the bulk records collection and all the other awful programs that people are objecting to are defended by the NSA and others as being activities “towards our enemies.” It’s really hard to tell if he is naive or disingenuous.

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The ACLU and the NSA’s ex-director will debate spying on June 30th

The ACLU and the NSA’s ex-director will debate spying on June 30th On MSNBC.

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Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant Newest Greenwald scoop.

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Evidence that the NSA Is Storing Voice Content, Not Just Metadata

Evidence that the NSA Is Storing Voice Content, Not Just Metadata I thought that voice was too costly to store, but it just might be that a large set of phone calls are stored to be collected later by court order.

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Obviously, a program called “BOUNDLESS Informant” is entirely limited and modest in scope. Obviously. — David Sirota (@davidsirota) June 10, 2013

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telecom immunity

While the nation is distracted by Super Tuesday elections tomorrow, the Senate will finally take up telecom immunity, which is expected to pass. Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall | Cat’s Away, Mice Play Really bad news on this one. Wondering if the administration would have the chutzpah to ask for immunity for bad […]

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yet another catch-22

Calling the Domestic Spying the Terrorist Surveillance Program doesn’t change the inherit problem. If you don’t have enough evidence to get a warrant, how can you know they are a terrorist? If you know they are a terrorist, why can’t you get a warrant? Why isn’t the press discussing this contradiction? Lastly, how can anyone […]

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privacy, wiretaps and ironic small government

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) – U.S. President George Bush decided to skip seeking warrants for international wiretaps because the court was challenging him at an unprecedented rate. From UPI This right-wing spin on this is amazing. Bush’s comment that If al Qaeda is calling you, we want to know why was just sad. Honestly, if […]