London Guardian | Elite hacker group breaks into hardest security systems.
David Knight | Target’s Forsenic Services is who the FBI, Secret Service, BATF and others have turned to for help for two decades.
Fox News | Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee continues lie that domestic spying keeps us safe.
London Independent | Two businesses have lost over $1.7 billion in sales.
David Knight | Judge’s opinion was not a legal argument.
Infowars.com | NSA whistleblower William Binney reacts to yesterday’s ruling.
Charles Burris | Everything is to be permitted.
Zoë Carpenter | IT companies won’t address the privacy implications of selling Americans’ personal information to online advertisers.
CNN | A look back on this year’s domestic spygrid.
Infowars.com | 2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Surveillance for the Houston P.D.
Kurt Nimmo | NSA program a “counter-punch” to al-Qaeda
The Wall Street Journal | Agency drowning in useless data seized unconstitutionally.
rt.com | Saudi blogger and activist, Raif Badawi, currently serving a 7-year prison term for “insulting Islam.”
americanthinker.com | The Cubans — three men and three women — were no doubt aware of the handshake brouhaha when they departed the Dominican Republic.
Anthony Gucciardi | As the establishment cracks down on Christmas, Google displays iconic tree to hundreds of millions.
Tech Dirt | The documents describe an operation known as MILK COOKIES..
reasontv | As travelers board planes this holiday, please be aware of 12 actual banned items from the Transportation Security Administration.
London Guardian | ‘For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,’ NSA whistleblower says.
Kurt Nimmo | Government hates the idea of hidden and anonymous internet services.
RT | Canada’s intelligence agency kept country’s Federal Court “in the dark” in order to outsource spying to foreign security agencies.
allgov.com | Agency does not monitor its contractors’ tax compliance after award.
Michael Hirsh | Former CIA chief says controversial “bulk” collection of data should be expanded to include email, and could prevent the next 9/11.
National Journal | Former CIA chief says controversial ‘bulk’ collection of data should be expanded to include email, and could prevent the next 9/11.
The Guardian | United States asked search giant to remove almost 4,000 items.
NBC News | Lack of evidence bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.
AFP | Ban extends to bars, restaurants, parks, beaches and other public places.
Breitbart | FCC cracks down on waste and fraud in its phone subsidy program for the poor… by compiling a database of subscribers.
Kurt Nimmo | Merkel’s outrage tempered by German intelligence working closely with NSA.
Washington’s Blog | Congress Members, Executive Branch Officials and Judges Agree: Spying on Americans’ Metadata Is Unnecessary
RT | Putin: “I envy Obama because he can spy on his allies without any consequences.”
Washington’s Blog | Even Commission Which Obama Created Says We Should Rein In the NSA … and Shouldn’t Blindly Trust Government.
WPVI | 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach.
Reuters | Billions in contracts lost because of Orwellian spying.
FedScoop | There’s one more market that may be trying to get its hands on the new Xbox — the homeland security market.
The Huffington Post | Former U.N. ambassador wants whistleblower to hang.
The Guardian | German chancellor furious after revelations US intelligence agency listened in on her personal mobile phone.
Washington’s Blog | This is a bigger deal than you may realize.
boingboing.net | A special military tribunal of the DPRK Ministry of State Security was held against Elmo, traitor for all ages.
The Guardian | NSA whistleblower says in letter he is willing to help in wake of revelations that President Dilma Rousseff’s phone was hacked.
Al Jazeera | ..surveillance software that can root out terrorist attacks while they are in the planning stage.
Washington’s Blog | Economic Forces Fighting Back Against Mass Surveillance.
Patrick Howell O’Neill | World’s governments are taking a serious look at Bitcoin.
ACLU | NSA showed its ignorance at surveillance.
Mike Masnick | Just a reminder that, yes, of course, the NSA could listen in on calls.
rt.com | Administration has argued that the fifth volume should remain secret because it falls under the CIA’s deliberative process privilege.
Infowars.com | The Santa spy squad doesn’t care if you’re naughty or nice, they’re going to spy on you anyway.
Capitolcityproject.com | Corrupt deals made to disregard Americans’ rights.
Washington’s Blog | The NSA’s justification for Constitution-shredding mass surveillance on all Americans is 9/11.
USA Today | Law enforcement using methods from NSA playbook.
Scott Lazarowitz | Unfortunately, convincing most people of these true facts of life seems almost impossible.