Edward Snowden Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’

In a new interview, Edward Snowden explains his motives for absconding from the country with NSA secrets.

The USA v. the FARC

Newly disclosed details about the US role in Colombia.

Does Judge Leon’s Ruling On NSA Surveillance Vindicate Edward Snowden?

Does a determination that NSA data collection practices are likely unconstitutional mean that Edward Snowden’s actions were, in some sense, justified?

Federal Judge Rules That NSA Metadata Collection Program Likely Unconstitutional

A potentially big legal setback for a big National Security Agency program.

Time To Play “Let’s Make A Deal” With Edward Snowden?

Without a deal of some kind, it’s quite likely that Edward Snowden will remain beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement or some time to come.

Just How Bad Was Security At Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service?

Apparently, the security at Tuesday’s memorial for Nelson Mandela was so lax as to be nearly non-existent.

Supreme Court Turns Aside Challenge To NSA Data Mining

An unusual challenge to the NSA’s data mining program reaches its expected end in the Supreme Court.

Justice Department and Prosecution of Glenn Greenwald

Does the Attorney General really think advocacy is a crime?

NSA Chief Apparently Finds Free Press To Be Very Inconvenient

NSA Director General Keith Alexander really doesn’t like the idea of a free press.

Obama Didn’t Know About NSA Spying On Foreign Leaders?

According to reports, the President had no idea that the NSA was listening to the phone calls of foreign leaders until this summer.

Revelations About NSA Surveillance Souring U.S. Relationships With Other Nations

The latest revelations about National Security Agency surveillance outside the United States have caused quite an uproar overseas.

The Obama Administration’s War On Leaks Chills The Press And Hurts The Public Interest

So much for the most transparent Administration in history.

Boehner, Cantor, Pelosi All Support Obama On Syria Strikes

Not surprisingly, Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle are lining up behind the President in the debate over Syria.

Court Approves NSA Interception of American Communications

Courts gave the NSA broad powers to intercept overseas communications of Americans . . . 30 years ago.

Hearing Is So Secret That Its Subject Remains Secret

There’s a hearing at Gitmo so secret that even the people having the hearing aren’t allowed to know what it’s about.

FBI Review Says That Boston Bombing Could Not Have Been Prevented

In the end, it doesn’t appear that the Boston Marathon bombings could have been prevented by law enforcement.

Senator Obama Warned About PATRIOT Act Abuses That Happened Under President Obama

President Obama is doing precisely what Senator Obama warned us about.

Firm That Cleared Snowden Under Grand Jury Investigation

The government contractor that conducted Edward Snowden’s background investigation faces criminal indictment.

Google Searches For “Pressure Cooker” And “Backpacks” Lead To FBI Visit

A husband and wife do unrelated, and perfectly innocent, Google searches, and get a visit from the FBI.

Bradley Manning Acquitted Of ‘Aiding The Enemy,’ Could Still Face Up To 136 Years In Prison

Bradley Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge against him, but is still likely to spend most of his life in prison.

Three Hops and You’re Out

Think of it as the spy version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Army Base Blocked Washington Post Access

Fort Belvoir blocked its workers from accessing the Washington Post website over concerns about classified information published there.

Federal Court Rules That NY Times Reporter Must Testify In Leak Investigation

Once again, a Federal Court rules that the First Amendment rules does not protect a reporter from being compelled to reveal sources or the results of an investigation.

ACLU: Police Can Read, Track, And Store Your License Plate Number Wherever You Go

New technology brings the day of round the clock tracking of citizens who’ve done nothing wrong ever closer.