Following revelations this summer of mass surveillance programs supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency received almost double the FOIA requests it got in all of 2012 - 1,809.
The number of FOIA requests sent to the NSA increased tenfold in the aftermath of disclosures revealing the agency’s mass surveillance programs, including PRISM, Boundless Informant and others.
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 […]
"Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law," Obama said during a May 23 address after those scandals first surfaced.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
International political thinktank Eurasia Group has ranked Russian President Vladimir Putin second on its list of the world’s most powerful people. The first position is held by ‘Nobody,’ reflecting the perception of a world without a clear leader. The list, published by Foreign Policy magazine, ranks individuals’ ability to singlehandedly “bring about change that significantly affects […]