New NSA revelations far more newsworthy than missing airplanes

The headlines might feature something new every day, but really important news stories have a nagging tendency to remain important, no matter how much time they get on television. In fact, you can usually tell a really important news story by its distinct lack of mainstream media coverage, particularly after the initial shock has worn … Continue reading New NSA revelations far more newsworthy than missing airplanes

NSA partnership with drones should have everyone terrified

So many NSA spying revelations, so little time. It seems like something new comes out every day; they target smart phone apps, they spied on the 2009 climate talks, they even allowed Australia's spy agency to monitor the activities of a United States law firm. If you're not reading about the NSA, you're probably reading … Continue reading NSA partnership with drones should have everyone terrified

NSA spying programs drive us toward 1984

It’s been three months since now-famous whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed a trove of classified documents regarding the secret spying programs of the National Security Agency, an organization so shadowy, its very existence was kept secret for more than 20 years. On June 6, The Guardian reported the NSA was monitoring the phone records of millions … Continue reading NSA spying programs drive us toward 1984