Mike Masnick | Committee has been pushing to release a supposedly devastating 6,000 page report about the CIA’s torture program.
Robert Wilde | For reportedly working as accomplices to South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook.
Reason.com | FISA court ordered Verizon “between zero to 999 times” to hand over content for 4,000 to 4,999 customer selectors.
Politico | Lawmakers continue to defend spy grid.
Tania Branigan | Experts said it was inevitable that China would make the shift, but probably not for several years.
Kit Daniels | Device captures private cell data from innocent third-parties not involved in investigation.
Charles Burris | The award-winning documentary, The Soviet Story.
Washington’s Blog | Are Americans Starting to Stand Up and Resist the Increasing Encroachments On Our Freedom?
LA Weekly | Intelligent video analytics, digital biometric identification and military-pedigree software for analyzing and predicting crime..
KOB.com | No, not UFO’s, UAV’s.
USA Today | Billions lost in potential contracts.
Infowars.com | Racism and divide et impera.
Washington’s Blog | UK and US Collect Millions of Webcam Images (Many Nude) … NSA Whistleblower Warns of “KGB/Stasi Tactics”.
Breitbart | NSA asked surveillance court for permission to retain millions of phone records beyond five-year limit.
The Guardian | Britain’s surveillance agency intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users.
wsj.com | Gun-toting retired Venezuelan general engaging in a Rambo-like standoff with security forces.
Michael Snyder | Do you want solid proof that paid government shills are targeting websites, blogs, forums and social media accounts?
Washington’s Blog | The “Counter Reset”.
theguardian.com | Revelations of mistreatment of maids and cleaners add to picture of widespread labor abuse in World Cup host nation.
abcnews.go.com | The GOP has a tax plan — sort of.
Washington’s Blog | Reddit Moderators Go to Extreme Lengths to Censor the Most Important Story of the Year.
AFP | Smartphone makers are fighting for space on your wrist and your head.
Infowars.com | Blues legend Jimmie Vaughn takes on Big Brother.
Washington’s Blog | Spy Agencies Manipulate and Disrupt Web Discussions to Promote Propaganda and Discredit Government Critics.
Steve Watson | Security hole appeared just one month before NSA bragged it had penetrated Apple servers.
Truth Revolt | Private information for over 11 million students is being collected.
USA Today | “The government will basically be doing background checks on everyone who flies.”
Theodore Dalrymple | Surveillance under Ceaușescu was crude and sporadic by comparison.
Tech Dirt | Privacy concerns are part of the reason cell carriers oppose kill switch legislation.
AP | Lawsuit challenges the practice.
The Guardian | William Martini declares Muslims’ constitutional rights were not violated in ruling described by plaintiffs’ lawyers as preposterous.
Jesse Walker | Commission also plans to look at newspaper and Internet content.
The Atlantic | Government wants nat’l database noting where license plates were spotted. Congress should regulate runaway data-collection industry instead.
Mikael Thalen | Police claim program will only compare surveillance video to mugshot database.
The Wall Street Journal | Spy agency responds to leaks with more tyranny and evil.
Washington Post | DHS forced to respond to exposure by Infowars.
Infowars.com | “A truce has been declared. The main thing is to protect human life.”
Tech Dirt | It took nearly three years for the NSA and the DHS to get the joke.
EFF.org | US gov’t is trying to get countries with less speech-protective laws to engage in prosecutions that would violate the Constitution if tried here.
Daily Beast | Clapper now believes it would have been better not to lie under oath.
Consumerist | National security letters are subpoenas from the FBI.
RT | Gov’t also tracked the human network of Wikileaks.
Chicago Tribune | Law firm doesn’t admit to incident.
Mikael Thalen | Drone industry set to see massive growth as government surveillance jobs outgrow private sector uses.
Alex Newman | OECD last week officially unveiled a new socialist-backed plot to create a global tax information-sharing regime.
WND | U.S. military plans invasive program to track people by “physiological signatures.”
The Hill | Latest revelation highlights NSA’s long reach with foreign agencies.
Infowars.com | Petty tyrants bring their abusive behavior home, as this Infowars contest entry shows.
Don Thompson | California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas.
AWR Hawkins | Estimates show “as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents were registered.”