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the Falcon and the Snowman "It was with a heavy heart that I heard Edward Snowden has been granted, and apparently accepted, temporary asylum in Russia for one year. Short of locking him naked in solitary confinement as an example to other leakers, as was done to Bradley Manning, Russia is exactly where the American intelligence community wants Snowden. How better to discredit Snowden’s warnings of the threat posed to civil liberties by our ever-growing surveillance state than to ceaselessly point out that he has found sanctuary in the arms of the FSB, the successor to the KGB? I suspect this latest development will nix any possibility of reform of domestic surveillance operations coming out of the House Judiciary Committee.” chris boyce read more at: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/05/opinion/boyce-snowden-russians/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

the Falcon and the Snowman

"It was with a heavy heart that I heard Edward Snowden has been granted, and apparently accepted, temporary asylum in Russia for one year. Short of locking him naked in solitary confinement as an example to other leakers, as was done to Bradley Manning, Russia is exactly where the American intelligence community wants Snowden.

How better to discredit Snowden’s warnings of the threat posed to civil liberties by our ever-growing surveillance state than to ceaselessly point out that he has found sanctuary in the arms of the FSB, the successor to the KGB? I suspect this latest development will nix any possibility of reform of domestic surveillance operations coming out of the House Judiciary Committee.” chris boyce

read more at: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/05/opinion/boyce-snowden-russians/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

veils over the NSA’s surveillance program continue to be torn off The veils over the NSA’s surveillance program continue to be torn off. Today in yet another shocking revelation, Reuters reported that the NSA has been secretly giving information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants, and phone records to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Law enforcement agents are instructed to cover up the source of their information.  The unit that distributes the NSA’s information is called the Special Operations Division. The SOD is made up of two dozen partner agencies and was initially created to battle Latin America drug cartels. Reuters wrote that the SOD distributes tips to DEA officials, who then have to conceal the source of their information. They do this by “recreating” an investigative trail through a process called “parallel construction” in an alarming violation of Constitutional rights and privacy.   “It’s use, legal experts say, raises fundamental questions about whether the government is concealing information used to investigate and help build criminal cases against American citizens,” Reuters reported. Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/05/dea-follows-nsa-to-the-dark-side-with-covert-spying-on-americans-report/#tcgb6MTid8l03RIm.99 

veils over the NSA’s surveillance program continue to be torn off

The veils over the NSA’s surveillance program continue to be torn off.

Today in yet another shocking revelation, Reuters reported that the NSA has been secretly giving information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants, and phone records to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Law enforcement agents are instructed to cover up the source of their information. 

The unit that distributes the NSA’s information is called the Special Operations Division. The SOD is made up of two dozen partner agencies and was initially created to battle Latin America drug cartels. Reuters wrote that the SOD distributes tips to DEA officials, who then have to conceal the source of their information. They do this by “recreating” an investigative trail through a process called “parallel construction” in an alarming violation of Constitutional rights and privacy.  

“It’s use, legal experts say, raises fundamental questions about whether the government is concealing information used to investigate and help build criminal cases against American citizens,” Reuters reported.


Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/05/dea-follows-nsa-to-the-dark-side-with-covert-spying-on-americans-report/#tcgb6MTid8l03RIm.99 

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