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Excerpt: ‘Rogue Justice: The Making Of The Security State’

The most unusual thing about the case argued in federal court in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 19, 2008, was not that the court convening it, the FISA Court of Review, had met only once be­fore in its thirty-year history. It wasn’t the way technicians had swept the room for bugs and cut it off from the Internet, turning Court­room 3 temporarily into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).

May 22, 2016

Whitewater Redux: ‘Serious Crimes,’ Vague Insinuations, And Real Facts

The latest revival of Whitewater omits the most critical facts about the pseudo-scandal.

October 8, 2014

U.S. Threatened Yahoo With Huge Fine Over Surveillance

Washington (AFP) – U.S. authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed Thursday. The documents, made public in a rare unsealing by a secretive court panel, “underscore how we […]

September 11, 2014

U.S. Allows Tech Giants To Reveal Spy Agency Demands

Washington (AFP) – The United States is to give technology firms more leeway to publish broad details of how their customer data has been targeted by U.S. spy agencies, officials said Monday. Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said communications providers would be allowed to disclose figures on consumer accounts […]

January 27, 2014