Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Negative Impact of Secrecy on Democracy

How Secrecy Erodes Democracy, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Politico, July 22, 2013

Improving the FISA Court

A Better Secret Court, James G. Carr, New York Times, July 22, 2013

The Impact of NSA Surveillance on Ordinary Computer Users

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Inside the U.S. Intelligence Facility at Pine Gap in Australia

Desert Secrets, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 21, 2013

Aspen Security Forum: Interview with General Alexander, Director of the NSA

Clear and Present Danger: Cyber-Crime; Cyber-Espionage; Cyber-Terror; and Cyber-War, Aspen Institute, streamed live on July 18, 2013    

During this interview, General Alexander discusses the NSA surveillance program.

General Counsel for the DNI Defends NSA Surveillance Program

Intelligence official defends mass gathering of phone data, David G. Savage, July 19, 2013, Los Angeles Times

Ex-CIA Operative Detained in Panama and Later Released

Ex-CIA operative convicted in Italy of kidnapping Muslim cleric is detained, Greg Miller, Washington Post, July 18, 2013


Panama releases former CIA operative wanted by Italy, Greg Miller, Washington Post, July 19, 2013  

Tension between tech companies and NSA

Rift on display between tech industry, White House over NSA requests, Charles Cooper, CNET News, July 18, 2013  

This article includes the full-text of a petition from tech companies to President Barack Obama for greater transparency about demands for user data.

Key dates in the evolution of NSA surveillance

FISA 101: 10 key dates in the evolution of NSA surveillance, Katherine Jacobsen, The Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 2013

The Secrecy of the FISA Court: Competing Viewpoints

Surveillance court too secretive: Our view, Editorial Board, USA Today, July 18, 2013

FISA court 'works well as it is': Opposing view, Steven G. Bradbury, July 18, 2013

Japan and SIGINT

Japan dropped plan for eavesdropping network, still relies on U.S., Yoshihiro Makino, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Is the NSA an American Stasi?

The NSA's an American Stasi? Outrageous 

 "East Germany's secret police was an entirely different — and far more dangerous — animal"