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

Twitter Posts About TSA Mostly Negative, Study Finds
Most common words were “search,” “confiscate,” “grope,” “rude,” “took my,” “delay” and “stole.”
by Hugo Martin
How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Government cracks down on truth-tellers.
by Peter Maass

DHS Admits to "Behavioral Detection" Video Surveillance Program at Airports
Program being conducted using “trained actors posing as passengers, as well as members of the traveling public.”
by C. Mitchell Shaw
Looking for a Longer Jail Sentence? Cooperate with FBI!
A few who failed to cooperate with the FBI escaped prosecution entirely.
by Who What Why

'No evidence' Snowden was working for foreign power says ex-NSA boss
There was “no evidence” Snowden had defected.
by Iain Thomson
Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test
Social media site regularly censors content for corrupt governments.
by Dave Maass


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

Michigan Police Seize Kids from Family For ''Camping''
CPS made four allegations.
by Joshua Krause
Paul Ryan on trade vote: Obama must sway Democrats to salvage deal
Package includes special trade negotiating power for the president.
by The Guardian

Hillary Clinton to formally launch US presidential bid in New York rally today
Temporary flight restrictions for VIP Movement.
by Refreshing News
Canadian Court: Yes, We Can Order Google To Block Websites Globally
Massive censorship concerns arise amid ruling.
by Mike Masnick

How Drudge Helped Take Bilderberg Mainstream
Independent media breaks down the electronic Berlin Wall.
by Mikael Thalen
OPM Hack Far Deeper Than Publicly Acknowledged, Went Undetected For More Than A Year, Sources Say
“If [only] they knew the full extent of it,” one U.S. official said.
by Mike Levine