What We Are Learning – or Should Be – From the Spying Scandal

Published on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Al Jazeera Revelations about NSA spying on US communications should allow us to join the dots from previous disclosures. by Danny Schechter How ironic. The current NSA spying story broke just as President Obama was huddled on an out-of-the-way estate in California with China’s Xi Jinping to discuss … Continue reading What We Are Learning – or Should Be – From the Spying Scandal

Published on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Common Dreams Snowden Supporters Rally in Hong Kong ‘Arrest Obama, free Snowden’ protesters chant – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer A protester holds up a photograph of Snowden (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty ) Hundreds of supporters of Edward Snowden took to the streets of Hong Kong Saturday to urge their government … Continue reading

NSA Surveillance Played Little Role in Foiling Terror Plots, Experts Say

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Guardian Obama administration says NSA data helped make arrests in two important cases – but critics say that simply isn’t true by Ed Pilkington and Nicholas Watt Lawyers and intelligence experts with direct knowledge of two intercepted terrorist plots that the Obama administration says confirm the value … Continue reading NSA Surveillance Played Little Role in Foiling Terror Plots, Experts Say