Tag Archives: international surveillance

Behind the Curtain: A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE

From the article: Around the world, when a person gets online to do anything — write an email, post to a social network, browse the web or play a video game — there’s a decent chance that the Internet traffic her device sends and receives is getting collected and processed by one of XKEYSCORE’s hundreds of servers scattered across the globe.

Glenn Greenwald: Congress Is Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance. Here’s What Matters Instead.

The boredom of this spectacle was simply due to the fact that this has been seen so many times before—in fact, every time in the post-9/11 era that the U.S. Congress pretends publicly to debate some kind of foreign policy or civil liberties bill. Just enough members stand up to scream “9/11″ and “terrorism” over […]

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Blows Its Own Top Secret Program in Order to Propagandize

“The NSA engages in this fear-mongering not only publicly but also privately.” By Glenn Greenwald  31 Mar 2014  The Intercept Over the last 40 years, the U.S. government has relied on extreme fear-mongering to demonize transparency. In sum, every time an unwanted whistleblower steps forward, we are treated to the same messaging: You’re all going to die because […]

▶ Coleen Rowley exclusive interview on President Obama’s NSA speech

Published on Jan 17, 2014 Coleen Rowley is a former FBI agent and whistle blower  RTQuestionMore Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ […]

▶ Glenn Greenwald & Julian Assange Respond To Obama’s Big NSA Reforms Speech: “I Think It’s Embarrassing”

 Show Room 3D   Published on Jan 17, 2014 Related   thepeoplesrecord  (posted on Tumblr)  Glenn Greenwald “That, in general, has long been Obama’s primary role in our political system and his premiere, defining value to the permanent power factions that run Washington. He prettifies the ugly; he drapes the banner of change over systematic status quo perpetuation; […]

Juan Cole: America’s Secret 4th Branch of Government: The NSA kept even Obama in the Dark

Edward Snowden’s critics have alleged that he revealed classified US secrets to the enemies of the US. But it seems increasingly likely that he revealed them to . . . Barack Obama. By Juan Cole  10/28/2013  Informed Comment The revelation from the Snowden Papers that the National Security Agency had German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cell […]

Nozomi Hayase: WikiLeaks’ “Mediastan”; The True Fifth Estate Bringing the First Amendment to the World

“Freedom of Speech is a truly liberational force in the world. It allows us to challenge, and if necessary, reject or dismantle official narratives and structures. It frees thoughts and feelings from the governance of state and corporate power.”    By Nozomi Hayase  Sunday, 03 November 2013  Truthout.org | Film Review     (Image: Journeyman Pictures) Mediastan is a documentary film […]