US embassy in Paris is 'home to secret spy nest'
French presidents spied on by US, Wikileaks states.
by The Local
Ben Bernanke’s Bromance
Hamilton did everything he could to undermine the limits on governmental powers in the Constitution.
by Thomas DiLorenzo

Google Accused of “Abusive” Conduct in Privacy App Case
Google accused of banning app that stops Google tracking.
by Ryan Gallagher
You’re Being Secretly Tracked With Facial Recognition, Even In Church
Facial recognition is starting to pop up in weird and unexpected places…
by Kashmir Hill

New Pentagon Manual Declares Journalists Can be Enemy Combatants
“In general, journalists are civilians. However, journalists may be members of the armed forces…”
by Rowan Scarborough
Texas Dept. Of Public Safety Forced To Admit Its Stratfor-Crafted Surveillance Tech Isn't Actually Catching Any Criminals
“The department could not directly link a single arrest by the DPS to the program.”
by Tim Cushing

New Snowden documents reveal the NSA targeted one of the world’s biggest security companies
Newly unearthed documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that the National Security Agency (NSA) as well as the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been targeting the largest antivirus companies using various hacking techniques. The government agencies used what’s known as software reverse engineering to snoop on security companies, according to the new report. This […]
by Cale Guthrie Weissman
Australian Senate Passes Controversial Anti-piracy, Website-blocking Laws
“A very dark day for the internet in Australia…”
by Ben Grubb

That Weird Guy At Your Anarchist Meeting Might Be An Informant
In 1975, the FBI had 1,500 informants. In 2011, over 15,000. Who are they spying on?
by AJ+
Baseball Hack Exposes Spying Issues
St. Louis Cardinals accused of hacking Houston Astros, but the NSA’s been stealing Americans’ data for decades.

Obama Pushes Internet ID Verification in Response to NSA Hacking
NSA has history of covert hacking for political gain.
by Kurt Nimmo
Anti-corruption journalist immolated by cops, allegedly under orders from minister
Group of policemen allegedly burned journalist alive.
by Cory Doctorow

Two Years After Snowden’s Revelations, Western Officials Still Anonymously Claim Unproven Harms
And some journalists are more than happy to let them.
by Scott Shackford
Police Release "Pre-Crime" Smartphone App
App warns users about crimes “before they are committed.”
by Kit Daniels