1. Restore the Fourth NYC Anti-NSA protests, 7/4/13.

  2. The surveillance apparatus at work.

  3. guardian:

    Edward Snowden: ‘I do not expect to see home again’ The whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations speaks out.

    The Guardian’s print cover for Monday.


  4. The source for The Guardian and The Washington Post's recent groundbreaking NSA reporting just unexpectedly chose to reveal himself.


  5. There are still plenty of unanswered questions to which we deserve answers, but PRISM is looking much less awful now than it was a few days ago.


  6. The New York Times sheds some more light on PRISM here. Two key points:

    1) All the technology companies specifically denied giving the NSA “direct access” to their servers. As many began to suspect, the methods discussed in this report don’t involve “direct access,” but they certainly involve “access.”

    2) Tech companies might be denying PRISM because the employees with knowledge of the program are barred from speaking about it.


  7. My in-depth explanation of DNI Clapper’s legal rationale for the NSA’s PRISM Internet surveillance program.


  8. "

    The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.

    The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.

    The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.


    "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily," The Guardian

    This is a very, very big deal and should concern any American citizens interested at all in their privacy or civil liberties.


  9. "A measure that would require law enforcement to get a warrant to read citizens’ emails regardless of their age or whether they have been opened passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a voice vote Thursday."
    — "Email Warrant Measure Gets Senate Judiciary Nod," Mashable

  10. The terms of Google’s Street View settlement have finally been announced.