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ANGRY CONGRESS TELLS OBAMA SURVEILLANCE IS ‘OFF THE TRACKS’ – Friday July 19 2013

– Republican and Democrat members of Congress have expressed deep scepticism about the US government’s bulk collection of American’s telephone records and have threatened not to renew the authority used to sanction a program described as “off the tracks legally”. … Continue reading

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ONCE LIONISED, WHISTLEBLOWERS NOW THE ENEMIES OF A SECURITY-OBSESSED STATE – Saturday July 13 2013

– Deep Throat would meet journalist Bob Woodward in an underground carpark at 2am, their meetings arranged through the signal of a red flag in an old flower pot or codes circled in the newspaper. Four decades later, Bradley Manning … Continue reading

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US READY TO CHARGE SNOWDEN – Sunday June 23 2013

– Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs. The United States has also asked Hong Kong to detain Mr Snowden … Continue reading

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FBI CONFIRMS SPY DRONES USED OVER US – Friday June 21 2013

– The FBI employs drones in domestic surveillance operations, director Robert Mueller revealed, but said they were used in a “very, very minimal way.” Mr Mueller, in Senate testimony on Wednesday, acknowledged for the first time that the Federal Bureau … Continue reading

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GOOGLE PUSH TO EASE SECURITY GAG – Thursday June 13 2013

– Google led a charge by internet and social media firms demanding that the Obama administration allow them to reveal details of their cooperation with government surveillance schemes – as angry members of Congress urged tighter controls on the mass … Continue reading

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CONCERNS RAISED OVER CAPTURED SUSPECT’S RIGHTS – Monday April 22 2013

– The Obama administration’s announcement that it would question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect for a period without first reading him the Miranda Warning of his right to remain silent and have a lawyer present has revived a constitutionally charged … Continue reading

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DEATH BY REMOTE – Friday February 22 2013

– An estimated 4700 people, including civilians, have been killed in bombing raids conducted under America’s secretive drone war, a US senator has revealed. The toll from hundreds of drone-launched missile strikes against suspected al-Qaida militants in Pakistan, Yemen and … Continue reading

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CIA MAN NAMED TORTURE AGENT – Sunday January 27 2013

– A former CIA officer has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for disclosing classified information to journalists – in a case marking the Obama administration’s crackdown on national security leaks. John Kiriakou, a 14-year-old CIA veteran, pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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CIA MAN JAILED FOR LEAKS – Sunday January 27 2013

– A former CIA officer has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for disclosing classified information to journalists in a case that underscored the Obama’s administration’s harsh crackdown on national security leaks. John Kiriakou, 48, a 14-year CIA … Continue reading

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