Snowden’s recent interview with Germany’s Public television has slowly trickled out to alt news media. As we’ve grown accustomed Snowden does not mince his words, is direct and passionate about NSA’s massive public/private surveillance. Also note Christopher Bollyn’s site has the entire transcricpt –
“Democrats, protective of the Obama administration, are less critical of the NSA; 37 percent say it “goes too far,” for example vs. 47 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of independents.”
Checkout this latest poll conducted by Langer Research Associates for ABC News/Washington Post (see below).
First, what in the world has happened to Democratic voters? Why would they ever agree to the government’s dragnet of the entirety of their private dealings such as phone calls, emails, text messaging, IM chat logs, Skype calls, LinkedIn associations, web browsing, FB tracking and so much more? Have they always been this ignorant?
Second, thank goodness younger Americans get it. [Read more…]
Jeremy Hammond was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for hacking into computers of Stratfor, a private intelligence firm whose clients include governments, corporations, military and contractors. After Chris Hedges, Truthdig, met with Hammond earlier this week, he sat down with Paul Jay of The Real News to provide his perspective on Hammond, his work as a hacktivist and the valuable information the Stratfor leaks provided to an uninformed society –
Here’s a snippet from Hammond’s Statement to the Court posted by the sparrow project –
Good morning. Thank you for this opportunity. My name is Jeremy Hammond and I’m here to be sentenced for hacking activities carried out during my involvement with Anonymous. [Read more…]
October 1, 2013
by Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen Report dot com
The latest release of National Security Agency slides from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA is heavily involved in monitoring social media and the social networking activities of Americans. The NSA will claim that this is part of their obligation to protect national security [Read more…]
Sen. Frank Church also said in 1975 – “The National Security Agency’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A. could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.” [Read more…]
Daniel Ellsberg is the author of “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.” He was charged in 1971 under the Espionage Act as well as for theft and conspiracy for copying the Pentagon Papers. The trial was dismissed in 1973 after evidence of government misconduct, including illegal wiretapping, was introduced in court. [Read more…]