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  • We’re all under surveillance. So what?

    06/22/2013 5:11:34 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    Maclean's ^ | JUNE 21, 2013 | Jesse Brown
    I’ve been covering privacy issues for the past six years, roughly the same time period that saw the largest erosion of personal privacy in human history. Yet of the handful of technology topics I write about, privacy is consistently the least popular with readers. Unless some federal minister is equating privacy fears with support for child molesters, people just don’t click. But two weeks ago, everyone decided to finally give a damn about privacy. Then, just as suddenly, everyone was over it. The inciting incident was the news of PRISM, a massive National Security Agency surveillance effort, which was leaked...
  • NSA Whistleblower: NSA Spying On – and Blackmailing – Top Government Officials and Military Officers

    06/22/2013 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Renfield · 49 replies
    NSA whistleblower Russel Tice – a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping – told Peter B. Collins on Boiling Frogs Post (the website of FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds): Tice: Okay. They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial. But they went...

    06/21/2013 3:14:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 21, 2013 | Jasson Howeton
    Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst and Bush-era NSA whistleblower, claimed Wednesday that the intelligence community has ordered surveillance on a wide range of groups and individuals, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.

    06/20/2013 9:53:21 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/20/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst and Bush-era NSA whistleblower, claimed Wednesday that the intelligence community has ordered surveillance on a wide range of groups and individuals, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats. He also made another stunning allegation. He says the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama back in 2004. “They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and...
  • Leaked NSA Doc Says It Can Collect And Keep Your Encrypted Data

    06/20/2013 8:48:59 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    ...The simple fact that the data is encrypted and that the NSA wants to crack it may be enough to let the agency keep it indefinitely. ...In other words, privacy advocates may be facing a nasty Catch-22: Fail to encrypt your communications, and they’re vulnerable to any eavesdropper’s surveillance. But encrypt them, and they become legally subject to eavesdropping by the most powerful surveillance agency in the world.
  • Former NSA Officer Receives Grand Jury Subpoena in Leak Probe

    07/28/2006 1:40:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies · 1,084+ views
    AP/Fox News ^ | 7/28/2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury investigating leaks of classified information has summoned a former National Security Agency officer who says he talked to reporters about the agency's warrantless eavesdropping program. Russell Tice received a subpoena to testify next Wednesday to a grand jury that is meeting in Alexandria, Va. The subpoena was posted Friday on a Web site run by a whistleblowers' group to which Tice belongs. "The grand jury is conducting an investigation of possible violations of federal criminal laws involving the unauthorized disclosure of classified information," according to a letter that accompanied the subpoena.
  • NSA leak investigating continuing

    09/02/2006 11:45:12 AM PDT · by jrooney · 16 replies · 1,065+ views
    Macsmind ^ | 09-02-06 | Macranger
    When we last tuned in on July 25th, Russell Tice - a disgruntled ex-NSA staffer was subpoenaed to appear before the GJ, but balked when he found out just how rigorous the DOJ is perusing the leakers. So what has been going on in the meantime? According to sources the initial focus of the GJ is towards the media involvement, with special emphasis on who in our Government, specifically within the IC, or (as many believe via their sources) from the Senate Intelligence Committee via a staffer, is leaking classified information.
  • Whistleblower says NSA violations bigger

    02/14/2006 4:29:35 PM PST · by wjersey · 31 replies · 1,005+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/14/2006 | staff
    A former NSA employee said Tuesday there is another ongoing top-secret surveillance program that might have violated millions of Americans' Constitutional rights. Russell D. Tice told the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations he has concerns about a "special access" electronic surveillance program that he characterized as far more wide-ranging than the warrentless wiretapping recently exposed by the New York Times but he is forbidden from discussing the program with Congress. Tice said he believes it violates the Constitution's protection against unlawful search and seizures but has no way of sharing the information without...
  • NSA Accused of Psychologically Abusing Whistleblowers

    01/25/2006 9:58:26 AM PST · by Quilla · 28 replies · 775+ views
    CNSNews ^ | January 25, 2006 | Sherrie Gossett
    Five current and former National Security Agency (NSA) employees have told Cybercast News Service that the agency frequently retaliates against whistleblowers by falsely labeling them "delusional," "paranoid" or "psychotic." The intimidation tactics are allegedly used to protect powerful superiors who might be incriminated by damaging information, the whistleblowers say. They also point to a climate of fear that now pervades the agency. Critics warn that because some employees blew the whistle on alleged foreign espionage and criminal activity, the "psychiatric abuse" and subsequent firings are undermining national security. A spokesman for the NSA declined to comment about the allegations contained...
  • NSA fires whistleblower (flashback: Tice diagnosed psychotic paranoid)

    01/12/2006 5:21:21 PM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 145 replies · 2,024+ views
    Pulse-Journal ^ | May 05, 2005 | REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency fired a high level intelligence official just days after he publicly urged Congress to pass stronger protections for federal whistleblowers facing retaliation.Russ Tice, 43, who was once nominated for an award by the agency for his intelligence work on Iraq, was informed Tuesday that his security clearances had been permanently revoked and that he could no longer work at the secretive intelligence agency known for its eavesdropping and code-breaking capabilities.Tice has been at the odds with the agency since he reported suspicions that a female co-worker at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), was a spy for...
  • Ex-official warned against testifying on NSA programs

    01/12/2006 11:27:10 AM PST · by JZelle · 30 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-12-06 | Bill Gertz
    The National Security Agency has warned a former intelligence officer that he should not testify to Congress about accusations of illegal activity at NSA because of the secrecy of the programs involved. Renee Seymour, director of NSA special access programs stated in a Jan. 9 letter to Russ Tice that he should not testify about secret electronic intelligence programs because members and staff of the House and Senate intelligence committees do not have the proper security clearances for the secret intelligence. Miss Seymour stated that Mr. Tice has "every right" to speak to Congress and that NSA has "no intent...
  • Getting to the bottom of the NSA leaks?

    01/11/2006 9:53:13 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies · 614+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 11th, 2006
    There may be some progress in identifying the source of the leak of classified NSA secrets. If suspicions being raised today play out, a harmonic convergence of anti-Bush leftists may be exposed.Bill Gertz is reporting that a former NSA employee has asked to testify before Congress about the NSA wiretapping: A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Russ Tice, a whistleblower who was dismissed from the NSA last year, stated in letters to the House and Senate intelligence...
  • Inside the Puzzle Palace - A Reason interview with NSA whistleblower Russell Tice

    01/13/2006 6:37:08 PM PST · by Angel · 12 replies · 770+ views
    Reason Online ^ | January 13, 2006 | Julian Sanchez
    In December, New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau commandeered the news cycle with the revelation that President Bush had approved a program of warrantless wiretaps of domestic-to-international communications by the super-secretive National Security Agency. Days later, they disclosed that the NSA's electronic eavesdropping may have been far more extensive than initial reports suggested, involving the harvesting of enormous volumes of telcommunications data for analysis. One of their sources was former NSA insider Russell Tice, who earlier this week told ABC News that the communications of millions of Americans might have been vacuumed up in one of a...
  • WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH METADATA? (It's More Revealing Than Contenmt)

    06/08/2013 12:15:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New Yorker | JUNE 6, 2013 | Jane Mayer
  • NSA Whistleblower Speaks Out on Verizon, PRISM, and the Utah Data Center

    06/07/2013 9:09:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    Libertas Institute ^ | June 7, 2013 | William Binney (interview)
    Editor’s note: The following is a lightly-edited transcription of an interview with William Binney, a former employee with the NSA who after over 30 years with the agency quit and became a whistleblower, bringing to light many of their illegal activities and mass surveillance of American citizens. Libertas Institute: Please describe your work experience with the NSA. William Binney: For approximately 28 years, I was primarily involved in breaking codes and dealing with ciphers and data systems and solving those, and working with data, trying to do threat assessment with all of that data that we had. After a while,...