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WATCH: Snowden questions Putin on Russian intelligence surveillance

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The translation from English to Russian and back again was tedious, but as Vladimir Putin states he and Edward Snowden do share a common “professional language”– espionage. Snowden appeared via video conference on Putin’s annual Russian TV appearance where he takes questions from the public to ask about Russia’s own policies on mass surveillance. “I’d like to ask you a question about mass surveillance of ...

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24 Hour Fitness and the Normalization of a Police State

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To compensate for the spare tire I accumulated over the course of the winter, I joined 24-Hour Fitness. At first glance there’s nothing wrong with the place, save for the hoards running on treadmills watching widescreen TVs and the carefully selected programs, but generally speaking, it’s just a gym. And quite a good one I might add: there’s a pool, ...

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The Secret Police of Generation Internet

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As international conflict takes over the wires and the airwaves, Americans need to remember that we are still under the microscope of agencies like the NSA and GCHQ. The agency’s unconstitutional collection of citizen’s phone data and the reconfiguration of the domestic spying program is ongoing. The crisis in Ukraine and Crimea alleviates some of the pressure on the Obama ...

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Everybody Spies: The Top 20 NSA Spying Quotes!

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Wherever you stand on the issue it’s clear there’s a lot of politicians and world leaders out there who sound like they know what they are talking about but they really have no clue what’s going on behind closed doors. Maybe it’s true…the NSA is the only part of the government that actually listens! 1. “We need trust among allies and ...

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Do You Live in A No Drone Zone?

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This week Washington and Wisconsin were added to the list of states that ban the use of drones for government surveillance. It’s shocking to think that in just two short years, the U.S. is opening the friendly skies to commercial drones so they can get your Amazon prime delivery, burritos and Dominoes pizza. Burrito Bomber from Darwin Aerospace on Vimeo. ...

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JFK: Spirit of the First Revolution

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By John W. Whitehead “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered. Yet we have this consolation with us, that ...

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