Independent Board on Gov’t Data Collection: ‘No Evidence of Misconduct’

(CNSNews.com) – At a public session to announce its findings on government data collection through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that some claim targets U.S. citizens, members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board expressed support for the program and its usefulness in fighting terrorism. “We found nothing but hardworking men and women […]

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Military Satellite Launch ‘A Testament to Israel’s Capabilities’

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon on Thursday congratulated the Israel Space Agency for its successful launch of the Ofek 10 satellite Wednesday night. “The launch is further testimony to Israel’s phenomenal capabilities in technology,” Yaalon said. “The Ofek 10 satellite will greatly enhance Israel’s intelligence capabilities and help us to better defend the country from threats […]

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Angela Merkel compared Obama to Communist Stasi in heated encounter

The German chancellor us furious at Obama after revelations US intelligence agency listened in on her personal mobile phone. In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Communist East German Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in […]

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Obama’s Waffling Foreign Policy

AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages President Obama’s foreign policy over the course of his presidency has suffered from severe inconsistency, writes Heritage Foundation distinguished fellow Kim Holmes in The Washington Times: He’ll draw red lines in Syria and threaten military strikes, then call off the strikes and convene diplomatic conferences. If he’s not killing terrorists with […]

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Feds Threaten To Arrest Lavabit Founder For Shutting Down His Service

The saga of Lavabit founder Ladar Levison is getting even more ridiculous, as he explains thatthe government has threatened him with criminal charges for his decision to shut down the business, rather than agree to some mysterious court order. The feds are apparently arguing that the act of shutting down the business, itself, was a violation […]

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Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua Offer Asylum to NSA Leaker

Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a Moscow airport while he seeks asylum. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daneil Ortega, made the asylum offers on Friday, shortly after they and other Latin American […]

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STOP using Google and Facebook if you fear US spying, says Germany

If you are worried about the US spying on you, you need to stop using Google and Facebook, Germany’s top security official has warned. Internet users who fear their data is being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency’s should stay away from American websites run through American servers, Interior Minister […]

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NSA Spying on Millions of Verizon Wireless Customers

By United Press International June 6, 2013 6:57 am The FBI is amassing millions of U.S. Verizon customers’ cellphone records for a top-secret Defense Department domestic spying program, a court order indicates.The program requires Verizon Business Services to give the FBI an “ongoing, daily” download of “all call detail records,” including caller and recipient locations, […]

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