Spencer Ackerman

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Name: Spencer Ackerman
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

The New U.S.-Russia Cold War Is Not About to Happen Between Dolphins

SLast month, Russia seized Ukraine's combat dolphins. This week, the U.S. Navy was rumored to be deploying its own dolphins to the Black Sea. The Great Game seemed upon us once again: the warm-water game of cold war. But more likely, the American media ... [Published Gawker - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Despite End to Afghan War and (Maybe) the AUMF, Obama Upholds Indefinite Detention

Spencer Ackerman has a great piece up at the Guardian exploring what is likely to happen to the government’s legal justification for holding people under indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay once the U.S.’s combat operations in Afghanistan are over ... [Published Antiwar.com - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Clapper's Intel 'Gag Order' an Assault on Press Freedoms: Critics

New order designed to "chill news gathering process" not protect national security- Jon Queally, staff writerClapper's directive is agnostic about the classification status of information his spies, analysts and technical specialists might communicate ... [Published Common Dreams - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Snowden NSA Leaks Lead Journalism 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

The most distinguished US award for journalism, the Pulitzer Prize, has been given to the Guardian and the Washington Post newspapers for their ground-breaking work exposing the pervasive surveillance state created by our National Security Agency, which ... [Published EcoLocalizer - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

BORDC News Digest for 04/03/14

Current News 4/3, Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau , Advocate: Police bypass Fourth Amendment with license plate readers 4/3, Caitlin Hendee, Denver Business Journal , Colorado hunters won’t be allowed to point guns at drones 4/2, ... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Clapper Confesses: NSA Searching Americans’ Calls and Emails

Lauren McCauleyRINF Alternative NewsDespite professions by intelligence officials that “backdoor” searches have been strictly limited to foreign individuals,  reporting  Tuesday has revealed that the NSA has also conducted warrantless searches of Americans’ ... [Published RINF.com - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 3 reports

Switchboard: Google asks the Supreme Court to take its Wi-Fi sniffing case

A police officer stands on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court as the court hears arguments in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and e-mails – Clapper.   ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Obama Renews Authority for Bulk Collection of Phone Records While Saying He Opposes It

Disingenuous and insincere are two ways to describe President Barack Obama’s proclamation that he wants the National Security Agency (NSA) to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.While claiming he supports the end of this controversial ... [Published AllGov - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Obama Administration Guts Anti-Terrorist Programs And Aids Islamists

Obama’s policies always benefit Islamist forces both in the U.S. and around the globe.The Blaze has just published an in-depth report on how the Obama Administration has systematically destroyed America’s counter-terrorism training programs and blinded ... [Published Government Is Not God - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

NSA reform bill to take concerning route

A House bill aimed at reforming NSA bulk data collection practices will not go through the House judiciary committee but rather the intelligence committee, much to the chagrin of NSA critics. The Fisa Transparency and Modernization Act, introduced on ... [Published Salon - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Daily Meme: Stopping the NSA Madness This March

In January, President Obama gave  a speech at the Justice Department  that was basically an acknowledgement that the shady ex-girlfriend stuff that the NSA has been doing to Americans, like going through our phone records and mining our internet activity, ... [Published TAPPED - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

NSA: House bill would lower standards for collecting individuals' data

- 8:22amSource: Guardian, The Author: Spencer Ackerman Coverage Type: reporting Location: House Committee on Intelligence, Washington, DC, 20515, United States ... [Published Benton Foundation - Mar 25 2014]

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When reached by NBC News for comment, a representative of the U S Navy's dolphin unit said: "there's no basis to the story." Another Navy spokeswoman told the Guardian 's Spencer Ackerman something similar today: There are no U S animals heading into harm's way

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A Lawsuit Charges That the FBI Uses Stasi Tacti... [Published Atlantic Monthly - 3 hours ago]
The New U.S.-Russia Cold War Is Not About to Ha... [Published Gawker - Apr 22 2014]
US navy dolphins will not accompany missile des... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 22 2014]
Clapper's Intel 'Gag Order' an Assault on Press... [Published Common Dreams - Apr 22 2014]
Despite End to Afghan War and (Maybe) the AUMF,... [Published Antiwar.com - Apr 21 2014]
Noted for Your Evening Procrastination for Apri... [Published Brad DeLong - Apr 20 2014]
Noted for Your Evening Procrastination for Apri... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Apr 20 2014]
Snowden NSA Leaks Lead Journalism 2014 Pulitzer... [Published EcoLocalizer - Apr 15 2014]
Senators Urge Partial Declassification of CIA T... [Published Antiwar.com - Apr 14 2014]
Still Secret Report Accuses CIA of Fighting Whi... [Published AllGov - Apr 14 2014]
#Notabugsplat: Artists erect a giant portrait o... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 09 2014]
Artists target drone operators with a giant por... [Published Waging Nonviolence - Apr 08 2014]
Waste of time and resources: Senate discloses C... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 04 2014]
BORDC News Digest for 04/03/14 [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - Apr 03 2014]
Guardian awarded 2013 IRE medal for NSA files i... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 03 2014]
Intelligence Director Clapper Finally Admits NS... [Published AllGov - Apr 03 2014]
Americans Are Owed the Truth About Torture [Published Atlantic Monthly - Apr 03 2014]
Switchboard: Google asks the Supreme Court to t... [Published Washington Post - Apr 02 2014]
Switchboard: Google asks the Supreme Court to t... [Published Faster Forward - Apr 02 2014]
Switchboard: Google asks the Supreme Court to t... [Published Post Tech - Apr 02 2014]
Clapper Confesses: NSA Searching Americans’ Cal... [Published RINF.com - Apr 02 2014]
NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans... [Published Benton Foundation - Apr 01 2014]
adobe: Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extrem... [Published Bulatlat.com - Apr 01 2014]
Obama Renews Authority for Bulk Collection of P... [Published AllGov - Mar 31 2014]
Wonkbook: Obamacare sign-ups top 6 million [Published Ezra Klein - Mar 28 2014]
Obama Administration Guts Anti-Terrorist Progra... [Published Government Is Not God - Mar 27 2014]
NSA reform bill to take concerning route [Published Salon - Mar 27 2014]
Daily Meme: Stopping the NSA Madness This March [Published TAPPED - Mar 25 2014]
The Snowden Effect: Obama, Lawmakers Propose En... [Published Common Dreams - Mar 25 2014]
Wonkbook: So far, Obama’s Europe trip is almost... [Published Washington Post - Mar 25 2014]
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Noted for Your Evening Procrastination for Apri... [Published Brad DeLong - Apr 20 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth--The EquitablogWashington Equitable Center for Growth|Paul Krugman and Jonathan Chait Are Spending This Morning Worrying About Whether a Technocratic Dialogue Is Even Possible Today: Friday Focus: April 18, 2014Washington Equitable ...
Noted for Your Evening Procrastination for Apri... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Apr 20 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog Washington Equitable Center for Growth |Paul Krugman and Jonathan Chait Are Spending This Morning Worrying About Whether a Technocratic Dialogue Is Even Possible Today: Friday Focus: April 18, 2014 Washington ...
Snowden NSA Leaks Lead Journalism 2014 Pulitzer... [Published EcoLocalizer - Apr 15 2014]
The most distinguished US award for journalism, the Pulitzer Prize, has been given to the Guardian and the Washington Post newspapers for their ground-breaking work exposing the pervasive surveillance state created by our National Security Agency, which ...
#Notabugsplat: Artists erect a giant portrait o... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 09 2014]
(By Eric Stoner) A portrait of a drone victim in Pakistan as seen from a drone. (notabugsplat.com) In a brilliant creative action, an art collective with the help of enthusiastic locals unfurled an enormous poster in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...
Artists target drone operators with a giant por... [Published Waging Nonviolence - Apr 08 2014]
by Eric Stoner A portrait of a drone victim in Pakistan as seen from a drone. (notabugsplat.com) In a brilliant creative action, an art collective with the help of enthusiastic locals unfurled an enormous poster in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...
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