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NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information…

Court rules journalists can’t keep their sources secret

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that New York Times journalist James Risen must testify in the trial of a former Central Intelligence Agency officer accused of leaking classified national defense information to the media. A lower court ruled previously that Risen could protect the source responsible for sharing intelligence about a CIA operation discussed…

The NSA Analyzes More People’s Data Than Previously Revealed

As an aside during testimony on Capitol Hill today, a National Security Agency representative rather casually indicated that the government looks at data from a universe of far, far more people than previously indicated. Chris Inglis, the agency’s deputy director, was one of several government representatives—including from the FBI and the office of the Director…

U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON — Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: A handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home. “Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street,”…

Teen makes violent joke during video game, is jailed for months

A Texas teenager who has been in jail since March faces an eight-year prison sentence because of a threatening joke he made while playing an online video game. In February, Justin Carter was playing “League of Legends” — an online, multiplayer fantasy game — when another player wrote a comment calling him insane. Carter’s response,…

Whistleblower Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of Barack Obama In 2004

Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst who in 2005 blew the whistle on what he alleged was massive unconstitutional domestic spying across multiple agencies, claimed Wednesday that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama in 2004. Speaking on “The Boiling Frogs Show,” Tice claimed the intelligence community had ordered…

Richard Clarke: Hastings Accident “Consistent with a Car Cyber Attack”

Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.” “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States —…

Six Whistleblowers On TWA Flight 800 Cover up

6/19/13 – TWA Flight 800 Cover-up EXPOSED | FBi Covered Up That MISSILE Shot Down TWA 800 TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile Documentary aims to ‘break silence’ on crash of TWA Flight 800 – Producer: “One or more ordnance explosions outside the aircraft caused the crash” – The documentary, “TWA Flight 800,”…