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Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press – AP

Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press – AP

Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration. The White House’s penchant for secrecy does not just apply to the federal government, according to AP’s […]

​Merkel calls for global data protection agreement

​Merkel calls for global data protection agreement

An international agreement on protection of electronic data is needed, according to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after Edward Snowden’s revelations that the US spied on Germany through its PRISM surveillance program. “If digital communication raises new questions worldwide, then we should take up the challenge. Germany is working for that,” Merkel told the weekly Welt am […]

Court rules journalists can’t keep their sources secret

Court rules journalists can’t keep their sources secret

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that New York Times journalist James Risen must testify in the trial of a former Central Intelligence Agency officer accused of leaking classified national defense information to the media. A lower court ruled previously that Risen could protect the source responsible for sharing intelligence about a CIA operation discussed […]

Snowden hid copies of secret NSA documents in case something happens to him

Snowden hid copies of secret NSA documents in case something happens to him

A trove of classified documents supplied to The Guardian newspaper by NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been copied and shared with several people around the globe, journalist Glenn Greenwald told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. Greenwald, the Guardian reporter who first began publishing National Security Agency documents earlier this month after meeting with the former […]

Secret documents reveal rules allowing NSA warrantless use of US data

Secret documents reveal rules allowing NSA warrantless use of US data

New documents have been leaked shining further light on the top-secret surveillance programs operated by the NSA. According to The Guardian, the National Security Agency can retain and use information obtained through domestic communications. According to two documents published in full by the newspaper on Thursday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has approved a handful […]

Newspapers the old ‘Social-Network’

Newspapers the old ‘Social-Network’

Newspapers have been the ‘social-networks’ for hundreds of years. Gutenberg’s inventions of the printed word changed the way the people got their information; information is power; power equals money. Nothing really has changed, money is still the game. It is just the way information is delivered. Newspaper use reporters, writers and confidential informers to investigate […]

US news media has devolved to ‘carnival act’ – Hedges

US news media has devolved to ‘carnival act’ – Hedges

Chris Hedges, author, columnist and former Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for The New York Times spoke with RT about how FCC deregulation during the Clinton administration allowed a handful of corporations to dominate US media. RT: I want to start off by reading a quote from one of your articles on this very topic, you say: “The […]

Freedom of (some) information: US ‘national security’ hampers data access

Freedom of (some) information: US ‘national security’ hampers data access

Despite President Obama’s promise that openness will prevail, America’s government agencies continue to tighten their grip over free public access of state documents, AP reports. Papers are mostly being censored to conform to the security policy. America’s Freedom of Information Act has been increasingly sacrificed for the sake of national security, revealed the latest analyses […]

From Liberty To Dependence

From Liberty To Dependence

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through eight stages. Is America now at the point of repeating history by progressing from dependence back into bondage? You decide. Stage 1: From Bondage To Spiritual Faith The […]

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