Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain FirstLook.org 9 Jul 2014

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies…

…The individuals appear on an NSA spreadsheet in the Snowden archives called […]

NSA Spying Was Never About Terrorism, It Is About Economic Spying

Sonya Sandage BenSwann.com 12/19/2013

The Associated Press reported on Dec. 17th that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has released an “open letter to the people of Brazil.”

Since spring, Snowden has been releasing thousands of documents on the NSA program through journalists Barton Gellman at the Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald at the Guardian, and U.S. filmmaker […]

DOD ‘authorized leakers’ directive bodes ill for whistleblowers

David Codrea Gun Rights Examiner 10/17/2013

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Congress must now be notified by the Pentagon “whenever a DoD official discloses classified intelligence to a reporter on an authorized basis, or declassifies the information specifically for release to the press,” Secrecy News reported Tuesday, citing a new Department of Defense Directive.

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NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files

A threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian’s offices in London

 

“You’ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back.”

 

Julian Borger The Guardian 20 August 2013

Guardian editors on […]

Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at London airport, items confiscated

Mandy Nagy Legal Insurrection 8/18/2013

The partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was detained and questioned for nine hours on Sunday at Heathrow airport in London as he was returning home to Rio de Janeiro. Authorities ultimately released him, but not before confiscating several pieces of his electronics equipment…

…In a statement that Greenwald posted […]