NSA Spying Angers France, Mex, More

Associated Press Staff

France is the latest in a growing list of nations including Germany, Mexico, and Brazil, that have loudly complained to Obama about the sweep and scope of NSA snooping abroad.

NSA Collects Your Friend Lists

Associated Press Staff

Edward Snowden's latest revelation? The NSA intercepts hundreds of thousands of email address books every day from private accounts on Yahoo, Gmail, Facebook and Hotmail that move though global data links. The NSA also collects about a half million buddy lists from live chat services and email accounts.

RPaul v. Feinstein on NSA Spy Limits

Steve Contorno, Washington Examiner

Feinstein's NSA spy program-limiting bill isn't enough. A bipartisan group led by Sens. Paul and Wyden want to further curb spying on lawful citizens with a bill that would prohibit the bulk collection of phone records.

Paul Joins Dems to Wrangle NSA

Paul Lewis and Dan Roberts, The Guardian

Rand Paul joined three Dem senators in introducing legislation that is "the most comprehensive bipartisan intelligence reform proposal since the [Snowden] disclosures of last June."

The Navy Yard Shootings: The Surveillance State Fails Again

Rather than start with the premise that Americans need less freedom to be safe, if President Obama and Senator Diane Feinstein really plan on “investigating thoroughly” what happened at the Navy Yard, they should start by admitting that while the government is looking at everything and everyone it is apparently seeing nothing.

Terrorists Setting US Wildfires?

Joe Kovacs, WND

William Scott, a former NSA official, explained that after Navy SEALs killed bin Laden, they captured tons of material that detailed a campaign for starting fires in the American West.

NSA Shares US Data W/ Israel

Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian

NSA routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided by Edward Snowden reveals.

NSA Subverted Online Privacy Tools

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

The NSA has successfully cracked many of the tools that people use to protect their online privacy, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

NSA Spy Powers Much Broader

Siobhan Gorman and Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Wall Street Journal

New details show that NSA's surveillance programs cover 75% of the nation's traffic and can snare emails.

NSA: Obama’s Culture of Lies Documented

Congress should do its job and conduct much more detailed oversight of the Obama administration's NSA, but the documents really cry out for the creation of a public advocate or ombudsman to represent the Constitution before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to act as a counterpoint to the government’s surveillance state advocacy and to demand the level of detail from the NSA that the Court is currently ill-equipped to obtain.

Big Liar to Investigate NSA

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

James Clapper, the DNI who lied when he testified about snooping on the American public, will investigate NSA spying. Outraged yet?

Justin Amash's Revolution

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

The Michigan Repub’s unlikely coalition almost defies the NSA—and the Washington establishment.

We Should All Share Edward Snowden’s Worst Fear

Senator Rand Paul has the right idea about Snowden, noting that while Edward Snowden told the truth about government surveillance, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress. Contact your Senators (U.S. Capitol: 1-866-220-0044) and urge him/her to support Rand Paul’s S. 1121 bill, the “Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013.”

Who’s Afraid of Big Brother?

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

Americans need to understand the government’s spying has gone beyond just terrorism suspects.

Is Our Guardian Angel Big Brother?

Pat Buchanan, CNS News

“In the end, we ourselves are going to have to strike the balance between freedom and security.”

Why We Should Oppose Surveillance

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

Law abiding citizens often have no problem with snooping, but there’re reasons why we should.

Rand Paul to Take NSA to Sup. Court

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

He plans to bring a class action lawsuit to stop the NSA from getting data. Will your cell supplier join?

Rand Paul’s Tough NSA Moment

Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, Politico

Paul consistently stands for the Constitution, but also wants to find common ground with hawks.

Rove Supports NSA Surveillance

Tal Kopan, Politico

Government snooping is essential in the War on Terror, says Karl Rove. Yes, trust the government.