Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

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: No Place to Hide

In his new book, No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald traces the discovery and extent of the massive surveillance apparatus constructed by the National Security Agency.   Published on May 15, 2014 Audio-only version: http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-… 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 […]

Moyers & Company: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight with Mike Lofgren

Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to “endanger our liberties or democratic process” but have you heard of the “Deep State?” Moyers & Company  February 21, 2014    Mike Lofgren, a former GOP congressional staff member with the powerful House and Senate Budget Committees, […]

Rebecca Solnit> Welcome to the (Don’t Be) Evil Empire: Google Eats the World

So we know what you may not yet: they are not your friends and their vision is not your vision, but your data is their data, and your communications are in their hands, and they seem to be rising to become an arm of or a part-owner of the government or a law unto themselves, […]