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The former Guardian journalist who helped publish former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks last year took a series of scathing shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the possibility of her 2016 presidential run. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Greenwald Blasts Clinton 2016: ‘They’ll Probably Have A Gay Person After Hillary To Do The Same Thing’

The former Guardian journalist who helped publish former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks last year took a series of scathing shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the possibility of her 2016 presidential run

05/13/2014

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed reports that US intelligence services tapped her mobile phone, with both leaders saying they have begun a “cyber dialogue” to set mutual privacy standards.  (Getty Images photo by Alex Wong)

Merkel: ‘Difficulties Yet To Overcome’ In US Spy Scandal

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed reports that US intelligence services tapped her mobile phone, with both leaders saying they have begun a “cyber dialogue” to set mutual privacy standards.

05/02/2014

A U.S. federal court has renewed the NSA’s warrantless collection of American’s phone records, marking the fourth time that the Justice Department has reauthorized the program since President Obama’s January pledge to reform such mass intelligence tactics.   (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Surveillance Court Rejects Verizon Privacy Challenge To NSA Data Collection

A newly declassified order reveals that the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) rejected a Verizon legal challenge in defense of Americans’ telephone privacy rights, instead ruling that the government is constitutionally protected in collecting billions of Americans’ detailed phone data.

04/29/2014

Supreme Court Likely To Allow Muslim Inmate To Grow Out Beard  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Takes On Privacy In Digital Age

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.

04/27/2014

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Snowden Says Pulitzer Prize Is A ‘Vindication’

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says giving the Pulitzer Prize in public service to those who reported on the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts is “vindication.”

04/14/2014

File photo of Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep. Mike Rogers Won’t Seek Re-Election

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has been a prominent voice as President Barack Obama attempts to overhaul U.S. surveillance, said Friday that he won’t seek re-election after his term ends this year.

03/28/2014

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Propose Ending NSA Phone Sweeps, But Continued Gov’t Access

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls.

03/25/2014

File photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: YURIKO NAKAO/AFP/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg Voices Frustration With Obama Over NSA

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government’s surveillance programs.

03/13/2014

His party divided, Rep. Darrell Issa, the chief Republican attack dog, is calling on the GOP to abandon government-backed solutions and instead unite against President Barack Obama's "imperial presidency." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rep. Issa Seeks To Unite GOP Against ‘Imperial Presidency’ Of Obama

His party divided, Rep. Darrell Issa, the chief Republican attack dog, is calling on the GOP to abandon government-backed solutions and instead unite against President Barack Obama’s “imperial presidency.”

02/18/2014

By exposing the NSA's vast surveillance web, Snowden created a link between tea partyers and liberals — two tribes camped on opposite sides of the nation's political chasm. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Liberal Democrats, Tea Party Republicans Unite In NSA Opposition

By exposing the NSA’s vast surveillance web, Snowden created a link between tea partyers and liberals — two tribes camped on opposite sides of the nation’s political chasm.

02/17/2014

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