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Impersonating Gov’t Agency Is Illegal But Mocking Gov’t Agency Is Fine

It’s illegal to fool people into thinking you represent the government but it’s not illegal to make a fool out of the government.

04/07/2014

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British Newspaper Reveals Broad Internet Data Scooping By NSA

The top-secret US agency says 300 terrorists have been taken down over the past five years using information from the program, called XKeyscore.

07/31/2013

N.J. Governor Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Christie Slams ‘Libertarian’ Trend On Security

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for advocating security over privacy rights when it comes to national security, further exposing a rift among Republicans in the debate over the nation’s surveillance efforts.

07/26/2013

(The DuckDuckGo home page.)

Chesco Company Says Its Anonymized Web Searches Gaining New Spotlight

It’s what DuckDuckGo.com doesn’t do that’s key. “We don’t track our users,” says founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg.

06/19/2013

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Apple Releases Aggregate Data On Government Snooping Requests

Apple says the feds, state, and local authorities made requests for data from about 10,000 devices or accounts.

06/17/2013

(Jeffrey Rosen, left, with Stephen Colbert.  Image from Comedy Central TV)

New Constitution Center Boss Gets Serious With Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, engaged Comedy Central’s faux right-wing pundit on Tuesday night’s show.

06/12/2013

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Philadelphia Couple Joins Class-Action Lawsuit Against NSA’s Verizon Spying

“It’s a violation of our privacy rights, our freedom of association, our due process rights,” says attorney Larry Klayman, who filed the initial lawsuit.

06/11/2013

HONG KONG - 2013: In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data.  (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

FBI Visits NSA Leaker’s Dad, Stepmother In Upper Macungie Township

FBI agents on Monday visited the home of a man whose son has identified himself as the source of leaks about top-secret U.S. surveillance programs.

06/10/2013

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