ACLU Appeals Judge's Support for NSA Program
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to vacate a judge's ruling that the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records is legal.
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Destruction of America includes unlikely allies
As reported by the Examiner Thursday, Barack Obama and his team have initiated a 10-point plan to destroy America.
The Bureau Of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Meeting Of The...
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' Industry Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, NW , Washington, D.C. This committee serves the U.S. government ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Margulies on the NSA Metadata Program
The NSA's metadata program, approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court under A 215 of the USA Patriot Act, has spurred a substantial debate over privacy, secrecy, and democratic deliberation.
The next Edward Snowden
Whether one believes the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 were part of a colossal conspiracy aimed at propelling America into war, or that Middle Eastern jihadists really hijacked commercial jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon because they hated our "way of life," one fact remains: We are still at war.
Between the NSA and Patriot Act, is data privacy extinct?
The thousands of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden have alarmed citizens, governments and businesses alike.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Finextra Research news
New Regulatory Measures Against Money Laundering
As the U.S. Department of Treasury enhances the requirements for anti money laundering surveillance, Financial Services Institutions are working to ensure compliance while reducing costs.
Jesse Ventura's Reddit AMA: Top quotes
During yesterday's Reddit Ask Me Anything session , Jesse Ventura weighed in on topics ranging from the Patriot Act to Minnesota winters to the best way to become a "goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus."
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Colbert Didn't Disappoint at RSA Conference
Here's the audio for Colbert's keynote speech during the RSA Conference held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week that attracted around 6,000 people.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Colbert turns his funny gun on Snowden in RSA keynote
Stephen Colbert kept San Francisco's Moscone Center audience of around 6,000 laughing as he mocked the state of computer security and expressed a vote of no-confidence in Edward Snowden on Feb. 28, 2014.
Wall Street and Tech
Building AML Regulatory Platforms For The Big Data Era
Big data technologies can help financial services firms comply with a myriad of regulations, including US anti-money laundering requirements.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
US government seeks to hold phone data beyond five-year limit
The U.S. government has asked a secret surveillance court to allow it to hold telephone metadata for a period beyond the current five-year limit, for use as potential evidence in civil lawsuits regarding the collection of the data.
Cloud service providers fight back, challenge NSA
Facing a real business threat from the fallout from the NSA's intelligence gathering, tech sector luminaries are lobbying for surveillance reforms For U.S. cloud computing companies that have long been fighting to defend the privacy protections involving data stored in their servers or passing over their networks, the ongoing revelations about the ... (more)
Obama has four options for NSA program
Lawyers have given the White House four options for reforming the National Security Agency program that collects records on millions of Americans' phone calls, according to The Wall Street Journal .
Tue Feb 25, 2014
America's Deep State
Bill Moyers of Moyers & Company, on February 21, 2014, interviewed Mike Lofgren, a former GOP congressional staff member, who, during the interview, confirmed what many Americans already suspect: America has become a corporate state, or to use Lofgren's words, a "Deep State," which he defines as a hybrid of corporate America and the national ... (more)
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Letter: Between Snowden and NSA, who's the real criminal?
Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency, looks over his shoulder on the Moscow River in Russia, where he sought political asylum.
Nothing to Hide? Why Facebook's Fine Print Is Still Worth Fighting
"Is privacy dead?" director Cullen Hoback asks various hacktivists, e-marketers, and whistleblowers in Terms and Conditions May Apply , a documentary about the political and social ramifications of digital surveillance.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
The Jackson Sun
Brown column: President has just gone wild
If five years of the Obama administration has taught us anything, it is that presidents do not need Congress to further their agenda.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Bringing democracy to national security policy
In the aftermath of Edward Snowden's disclosures, public debate largely focused on balancing personal privacy and national security interests as they relate to governmental collection of communications data.
America accuses B.C. of unfair trading practices
B.C.'s Minister for Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services Andrew Wilkinson says the personal data of British Columbians is currently stored at a server farm in Kamloops.