Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies on American Phones in Hidden Program

Meanwhile, the bulk of the NSA’s surveillance and “offensive” information warfare capabilities remain completely unknown.

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INSURGE INTELLIGENCE -- On Monday 4th, the New York Times reported that the National Security Agency has “quietly” shut down a controversial phone records surveillance program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. The claim was made by a senior Republican congressional aide who told the newspaper that the Trump administration had

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Former US Spies Are Helping the UAE Hack Human Rights Activists

Mainstream networks will likely shrug and yawn at this bombshell Reuters story, given that it doesn’t involve Putin or Russia, but merely one of Washington’s chief Arab Gulf oil and gas allies.

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The United Arab Emirates has been recruiting American former spies in order to monitor its own citizens, and according to an explosive new lengthy Reuters investigation, the Americans which include former NSA cybersecurity specialists were increasingly asked to "cross a red line" by spying on US citizens as part of an operation called 'Project

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Reality Winner’s Sentence Celebrated as Longest Ever for Unauthorized Disclosure

Prosecutors claimed Winner’s disclosure of the NSA report “caused exceptionally grave damage to national security.” However, that was never proven during course of this case and in fact, prosecutors claimed it didn’t have to be proven to convict her of violating the Espionage Act.

This combination of pictures created on June 9, 2017, from images provided by the Lincoln County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of intelligence contractor Reality Winner.

Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at a federal courthouse in Augusta, Georgia. It was part of a plea agreement approved by the court, where Winner admitted she disclosed classified information in violation of the Espionage Act. Winner will be incarcerated at Federal

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NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Pleads Guilty to Espionage Act Charge

The Espionage Act charge prevented Winner from explaining her actions to a jury, which made it difficult for her to “receive a fair trial,” as well as fair treatment in court.

This combination of pictures created on June 9, 2017, from images provided by the Lincoln County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of intelligence contractor Reality Winner.

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner pled guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act when she disclosed an NSA report that claimed Russian hackers targeted United States voter registration systems in the 2016 election. The guilty plea was part of a change of plea hearing in federal court in Augusta, Georgia, and the result of a plea

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One U.S. State Takes Steps to Hold the NSA Accountable for Warrantless Surveillance

In less than a month, a Michigan state law will take effect and ban any state or local government from aiding the National Security Agency’s controversial program that gathers data on Americans in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, right, and House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Ga., with the help of "Ben Franklin," introduce the first conservative Internet community "Town Hall," in Washington on June 29, 1995. 'Town Hall" was a joint venture of the Heritage Foundation and the National Review Magazine. (AP/Mark Wilson)

On the heels of the fifth anniversary of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosure of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents to journalists, one state legislature has recently taken steps to hold the government agency accountable for its warrantless surveillance programs by making it illegal for state and local governments, including

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Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers

Artificial Intelligence is a frighteningly powerful new tool — and weapon. Who and what will it serve? In the U.S., tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon and their corporate agendas; in China, the needs of the public and the economy. These two models should be thought through now.

BEIJING (Analysis) -- Speaking to a group of students in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bold proclamation. “Artificial intelligence is the future,” he said, stating that this is a fact “not only for Russia but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes

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