Surveillance

New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

A secretive new organization called Canary Mission has established a slick website intended to identify pro-Palestinian activists on American college campuses and prevent them from getting jobs, The Forward reports. The group’s website profiles more than 50 students, recent graduates, and faculty members whom it denounces as “anti-freedom, anti-American, and anti-Semitic.” The group says it … Continue reading New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

Washington — In Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step … Continue reading Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

Federal ‘Biosurveillance’ Plan Seeking Direct Access to Americans’ Private Medical Records

(CNSNews.com) – The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The Department of Health and Human Services’ … Continue reading Federal ‘Biosurveillance’ Plan Seeking Direct Access to Americans’ Private Medical Records

The Senate-CIA Blowup Threatens A Constitutional Crisis

The allegations of CIA snooping on congressional investigators isn't just a scandal—the whole premise of secret government is in question. This morning, on C-SPAN, the foundation of the national security state exploded. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chair of the Senate intelligence committee, took to the Senate floor and accused the CIA of spying on … Continue reading The Senate-CIA Blowup Threatens A Constitutional Crisis

Six Landscapes: "Look Up" To See The Secret State

Secret State In this talk, artist Trevor Paglen discusses his work attempting to “see” the various aspects of the secret state. In examples ranging from tracking spy satellites to foraging through the bureaucratic refuse of CIA front companies, Paglen will discuss methods used to identify a... Trevor Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary … Continue reading Six Landscapes: "Look Up" To See The Secret State

Documents Reveal Zionist Group Spied On US Student Delegation To Palestine

A right-wing Zionist group in California infiltrated a student trip to Palestine in 2012, a raft of secret documents obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows. The documents confirm long-held activist suspicions that anti-Palestinian political groups are spying on student activists. The files give a rare insight into the murky world of pro-Israel groups’ surveillance of … Continue reading Documents Reveal Zionist Group Spied On US Student Delegation To Palestine

NSA Leaker Snowden Requests Political Asylum In Russia

Snowden Makes Asylum Bid Vyacheslav Nikonov, member of the Russian Parliament states, "I think he really satisfies the requirement for political asylum...He was prosecuted for political reasons rather than on legal grounds." Former CIA Analyst, Ray McGovern, speaks out about the reason the U.S. is in pursuit of Snowden. Ray McGovern works with Tell the … Continue reading NSA Leaker Snowden Requests Political Asylum In Russia

Mueller: FBI Uses Drones For Surveillance Over US Soil

The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil, FBI Director Robert Mueller has told a US Senate committee. Mr Mueller said the agency had "very few" drones and had used them in "a very minimal way" and "very seldom". But the director said the FBI was in the "initial stages" … Continue reading Mueller: FBI Uses Drones For Surveillance Over US Soil

Barack Obama Defends US Surveillance Tactics

Barack Obama: "You can't have 100% security and also then have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience" President Barack Obama has defended newly revealed US government phone and internet surveillance programs, saying they are closely overseen by Congress and the courts. Mr Obama said his administration had struck "the right balance" between security and privacy. He … Continue reading Barack Obama Defends US Surveillance Tactics