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4 Ways Obama has Misled on NSA Surveillance

4 Ways Obama has Misled on NSA Surveillance

(By Kara Brandeisky) President Obama on Friday announced some reportedly limited reforms to National Security Agency surveillance programs. Since the first disclosures based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden,…

Obama NSA Defense FAIL: The al-Mihdar Red Herring

Obama NSA Defense FAIL: The al-Mihdar Red Herring

In his speech on the National Security Agency domestic surveillance program on Friday, Obama offered an explanation of its origins: “The program grew out of a desire to address a gap identified…

Take Control of your Internet Privacy

Take Control of your Internet Privacy

(By Julia Angwin) In the course of writing her book, Dragnet Nation, ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin tried various strategies to protect her privacy. In this blog post, she distills the lessons from…