Opening of the highly controversial National Security Agency (NSA) data center in Utah has been delayed after major electrical problems at the facility led to a series of explosions and fires, according to news reports. Official documents suggest there have been at least ten power surges over the last year, each one costing taxpayers up to $100,000. Still, the problems are apparently not even properly understood yet, let alone close to being fixed.
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander admitted that the Obama administration has been using misleading statistics to convince Americans that the NSA has successfully foiled numerous terrorist plots.
A bipartisan group of U.S senators has introduced legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone call records and electronic communications.
While some Americans have claimed U.S. government surveillance of Americans is innocuous, others have equated it with the infamous East German Stasi. Actually, it’s worse.
China continues to ramp up its censorship of the Internet with the arrest of a 16-year-old teenager for what the state deems to be “rumors” and “slander.”
When accusations of spying on Americans were first leveled at the NSA, the government claimed there was no illicit spying. Then it had to backtrack again and again.
According to a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel, specialized teams of NSA agents have developed the capability of cracking all smartphones.
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is hearing arguments on the Federal Communications Commission’s Internet access rules that prohibit cable and telecom carriers from blocking websites, even those that compete with their own Internet businesses.
In a 2011 FISC decision, restrictions of the power of the NSA to conduct warrantless surveillance of Americans were removed at the behest of the Obama administration.
Despite incessant claims from the Obama administration and lawless-government apologists, newly unveiled official documents show that spying on Americans’ phone records goes way beyond supposed “national security” concerns and the NSA programs leaked by Edward Snowden.