The Ghost of Ronald Reagan authorizes most NSA Spying

U.S. intelligence agents have broad authority to spy on U.S. companies as long as they are 'believed to have some relationship with foreign organizations or persons' – a description that could conceivably apply to any company with foreign shareholders, subsidiaries, or even employees – according to newly released government documents published this morning by the ACLU.

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NSA LOGS REVEAL FLOOD OF POST-SNOWDEN FOIA Requests

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been flooded with thousands of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from journalists, civil rights groups and private citizens who have asked the agency to turn over the top-secret records that former contractor Edward Snowden leaked to the media, Al Jazeera can reveal. 

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Google urges US gov to be more open about online spying

From Firstpost: Search giant Google Inc pushed the US government to be more open about its online spying on Wednesday in the first such testimony before Congress by a major technology company since a series of news leaks began in June.

In written testimony submitted to a US Senate judiciary subcommittee, a Google executive said that the official secrecy was contrary to American values and hurting US economic interests.

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