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Why are the billionaires laughing?

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SolarWinds Is Not the 'Hack of the Century.' It’s Blowback for the NSA's Longtime Dominance of Cyberspace

Breathless coverage of the SolarWinds hack functions to manufacture consent for NSA's internet hegemony and to divert us from considering alternative models of security.

Jesselyn Radack ·


Press Freedom and Human Rights Advocates Lament Trump's Denial of Pardons for Assange and Snowden

"Trump gave us one final reminder that he is an enemy of press freedom. Now Biden must decide if he wants to continue Trump's legacy."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Our Right to Privacy Is at Stake': Jayapal Leads Demand for White House Answers on Possible Illegal Mass Surveillance

"We are concerned that the executive branch may, once again, be using questionable legal theories of executive authority to justify the illegal surveillance of the American people," the 39 lawmakers wrote.

Brett Wilkins ·


Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander—Who Lied About Mass Surveillance—Joins Amazon's Board

The former Army general is "personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal," says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. 

Brett Wilkins ·


'This is Not Normal': Human Rights, Press Freedom Advocates Denied Remote Access to Assange Hearing

The WikiLeaks founder, who exposed U.S. war crimes, faces up to 175 years in prison if the U.K. agrees to extradite Assange.

Lisa Newcomb ·


Further Vindicating Righteousness of Snowden's Whistleblowing, NSA Bulk Spying Ruled Illegal

"I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them. And yet that day has arrived," said Edward Snowden in response to the ruling.

Jake Johnson ·


EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy

This decision shows, yet again, that the U.S. needs much broader, privacy-protective reform, and that Congress’ inaction makes us all less safe, wherever we are.

Danny O'Brien ·


Senate Leadership Is Pushing Through a Dangerous Surveillance Bill as Americans Are Focused on Covid-19

If McConnell's push through the Senate succeeds, it would renew the government’s power to warrantlessly acquire billions of data points on every person in the United States. These are terrifying powers to hand to President Trump.

Sandra Fulton ·


How a Government Censored an NSA Whistleblower

"I viewed the extraordinary pressure to block me as an already-accepted speaker as a most alarming and Orwellian development."

Thomas Drake ·


Edward Snowden: If I Came Back to the U.S., I Would Likely Die in Prison for Telling the Truth

At Wednesday’s The Right Livelihood Awards, Amy Goodman interviewed Snowden in front of the award ceremony’s live audience via video link from Moscow.

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