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Daniels tapped for city manager position

Daniels tapped for city manager position

By ROBIN RICHARDS, News West — Rick Daniels, city manager at Desert Hot Springs, Calif., is to become city manager in Needles, subject to final contract provisions to be brought before…

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn…

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…

You can’t go home again: The uncertain fate of Edward Snowden

You can’t go home again: The uncertain fate of Edward Snowden

On the run in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden, the man who blew the lid on the NSA’s PRISM program, lamented he may never see home again. Barring a lifetime behind…

NSA whistleblower: ‘Mass surveillance makes intelligence community less efficient’

[easyembed field="code1"] While the intelligence community has succeeded in duping the US administration into allowing mass surveillance, it did not help improve national security at all, former NSA analyst William…

Obama announces restrictions on drone strikes, pledges to close Gitmo

Obama announces restrictions on drone strikes, pledges to close Gitmo

[easyembed field="code1"] President Barack Obama announced drastic changes to the United States’ counterterrorism operations Thursday, reforming the rules that guide America’s drone program while also expediting the release of Guantanamo…

Federal Reserve: rising inequality jeopardizes economic recovery

Federal Reserve: rising inequality jeopardizes economic recovery

A top ranking member of the United States Federal Reserve cautioned economists this week that growing inequality within the US was worsening the odds of a quick return to the…

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

United States President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress to take up a media shield law that was abandoned at the start of his administration, but critics of the bill say…

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The United States government is investing tens of millions of dollars each year on offensive hacking operations in order to exploit vulnerabilities in the computers of its adversaries, Reuters reports.…

Yvonne Parks, Scott Matas and Jan Pye kick-off Fundraising Campaign Party

Yvonne Parks, Scott Matas and Jan Pye kick-off Fundraising Campaign Party

A fundraising party for the 2013 election campaigns of Desert Hot Springs mayor Yvonne Parks, mayor pro tem Scott Matas and councilwoman Jan Pye was held in a private residence…