A Non-Statist Critique of Edward Snowden

March 14, 2014 in News

Guillermo Jimenez | Technology as the solution to surveillance, along with the faith in the inherent “goodness” of the national security apparatus — an opinion Snowden explicitly makes clear by expressing “spying must continue” — is not only contradictory, but also profoundly disturbing.

All Your Data Belongs to the State

January 7, 2014 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | When it comes to suspicionless snooping and collection of our electronic data, the NSA is far from the only federal agency with their prying eyes in the game. Perhaps the most under-reported and least understood of these agencies is Customs and Border Protection, and the staggering authority…

Welcome to the Memory Hole: Disappearing Edward Snowden

December 4, 2013 in News

Peter Van Buren | What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I’m not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind. What if everything a whistleblower had ever exposed could simply be made to go away?

The Whole Surveillance State Must Go

October 31, 2013 in News

Anthony Gregory | The NSA surveillance scandal has awakened Americans to their dwindling privacy rights. Now is the time to stand up and consistently defend the Fourth Amendment. For years, the government has spied on all our financial dealings, our medical records, our bank transactions…

Judge Napolitano: Spying on the President

October 31, 2013 in News

Judge Andrew Napolitano | When German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Berlin in 2008, she could not have imagined that she was blessing the workplace for the largest and most effective gaggle of American spies anywhere outside of the U.S.

Taking Big Brother to Task: Has the NSA protest hit critical mass?

October 28, 2013 in News

Kelley Vlahos | There was a definite “BS” and “AS” order to things at the major Stop Watching Us rally against government surveillance in Washington, DC, on Saturday. That’s Before Snowden and After Snowden, and though it doesn’t matter really which is which, it helps when charting the evolution of a protest movement…

TOR Radio 09/24/2013: State-Sponsored Terror, Cyber War and Surveillance

September 24, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #62 | The deadly siege in Nairobi, Kenya – blowback or state-sponsored terror? Chemical weapons deal between U.S., Russia, and Syria to be used as “backdoor” toward authorizing an attack; the NSA, intelligence contractors, and the coming Cyber War; warrantless surveillance, and much more.

TOR Radio: 09/12/2013 – The NSA and Israel, Unit 8200, and the Michael Hastings-Barrett Brown Connection

September 12, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #54 | The NSA’s relationship with Israel’s “Unit 8200,” outsourcing the spygame to “third parties” like Converse, VERINT, and NARUS, the Michael Hastings-Barrett Brown connection, their research into these global surveillance networks, and their targeting by the federal government.

TOR Radio: August 30, 2013 – Russ Tice on NSA’s Black Budget, Blackmail, and Black Ops

August 30, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #45 | Joined by former NSA intelligence analyst and whistleblower, Russ Tice, we discuss the true nature of the NSA’s domestic surveillance program, specific “high value targets,” the so-called “black budget,” the relationship between NSA and companies like Google, and much more.

Why the 2,776 NSA Violations Are No Big Deal

August 20, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Thanks to more documents leaked by Edward Snowden, this time to the Washington Post, we learned last week that a secret May 2012 internal audit by the NSA revealed 2,776 incidents of “unauthorized” collection of information on American citizens over the previous 12 months…