Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe

WASHINGTON — U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal workers that ended up scrutinizing people who had no direct ties to the U.S. government and simply had purchased certain books. Federal officials gathered the information from the customer records of two men who […]

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Internationalizing the Internet

Recently, the former Director of the NSA and the CIA, (retired) General Michael Hayden, attended a forum in Washington, DC. In a speech entitled “The Tension Between Security and Liberty,” General Hayden argued that section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which grants the NSA access to certain forms of communications of US citizens, […]

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Putin topples Obama as world’s most powerful man

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine. The Russian leader moves from third in 2012 to first in this year’s rankings, while US President Barack Obama drops to second place, according to the US business magazine published on Wednesday.   continue reading at thebricspost.com

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Report: NSA Spied on 124 Billion Phone Calls in One Month

The National Security Agency recorded information about more than 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, including around 3 billion calls from U.S. sources, according to a tally from top-secret documents released by multiple news outlets. Documents revealing details about the NSA’s Boundless Informant program show that information regarding billions of […]

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Why It's a Mistake to Ignore Russia

“The White House’s decision earlier this month to call off a Moscow summit with Vladimir Putin, but not President Obama’s trip next week to a Putin-hosted meeting of the G-20 in St. Petersburg, occasioned a rare burst of bipartisan agreement. In Washington, there’s a spreading trope that the Russian leader is making himself irrelevant and […]

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The “New Economy” Is The No Jobs Economy — Paul Craig Roberts

“Dear Readers, I am flattered by the traffic on this site, and by the generosity of donors from across the United States–large cities and small villages–and the world. We have donations from Indonesia, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, most countries in Europe and from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is exciting to me that people […]

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