An internet petition to pardon N.S.A. whistle blower Edward Snowden has been created online, and is gaining serious momentum. The petition was posted on Whitehouse.gov on Sunday and has already received in excess of 100,000 electronic signatures. The form was posted by an individual who signed the petition as P.M. from Rochester, New York. The petition
By now you’ve all heard the recent news: The government is monitoring both your phone and internet use, and hoarding the data for whatever purpose they like. Here are some of the top encrypted, decentralized, and open-sourced apps that can make it a little harder for the government and the NSA to spy on you.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday defended the National Security Agency’s need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, calling such information “a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats.” While defending the practice, a senior administration official did not confirm a newspaper report that the NSA has been collecting
The AP reports that President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration’s controversial drone program, as well as other counterterrorism measures, during a speech on Thursday. The speech comes after mounting pressure on the administration from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, as well as advocacy groups, who have demanded greater transparency regarding the government’s legal justification
In what appears to be the sign of a coming cyberwar arms race, the Pentagon is reportedly going to shore up its cyber security forces to defend critical domestic networks. It also aims to carry out more offensive operations, as reported on Sunday by both the Washington Postand the New York Times. According to anonymous U.S. officials, the Pentagon