The Snowden revelations may not end internet surveillance, but they will certainly cause radical changes, writes John Naughton
We’ve heard from lots of folks who are passionately concerned about the NSA’s mass spying, but are struggling to get their friends and family to understand the problem and join the over a half-million people who have demanded change through stopwatching.us and elsewhere.
This is a very helpful crib sheet that can help your argument even more when speaking to nonplussed masses or friends, to be able to very effectively answer the question, "Why should I care? I’m not doing anything wrong??"
This month, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Homeland Security must make its plan to shut off the internet and cellphone communications available to the American public. You, of course, may now be thinking: Whatplan?! Though President Barack Obama swiftly disapproved of ousted Egyptian PresidentHosni Mubarak turning off the internet in his country (to quell widespread civil disobedience) in 2011, the US government has the authority to do the same sort of thing, under a plan that was devised during the George W. Bush administration.
Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country’s brutal class warfare — and why it’s ultimately so one-sided
Take the time to read through this interview; it covers not only labor movement issues but also propaganda and the money spent to divide voters and the population against each other.
The American intelligence service - NSA - infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information. Documents provided by former NSA-employee Edward Snowden and seen by this newspaper, prove this.
Government lawyers are demanding that the US District Court immediately throw out an ACLU lawsuit against NSA surveillance, insisting that there is no avenue by which “ordinary Americans” could even theoretically challenge its legality.
American officials reacted with anger and exasperation on Saturday after Mr. Karzai publicly accused American Special Forces troops of killing civilians in a raid on an Afghan home; American officials said it was an Afghan-led raid that killed only insurgents.
Demonstrators at a rally in Peshawar on Saturday vowed to stop NATO supply trucks unless the attacks ended.