Tag Archives: NSA

Collect it All Doesn’t Mean Collect it All, Michael Hayden

Last night’s Munk Debate on “be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defense of our freedoms” did not see drones circling above Toronto, Canada. With one possible exception, no heated fight between Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and former constutional … Continue reading

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Does NSA Have an Image Problem?

And can it be improved by making a fool of its former head, Keith Alexander? That’s what John Oliver did last week on his debut Last Week Tonight show. But Alexander apparently didn’t get it. He just continued with his … Continue reading

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Dubious Company

Based on documents which had been leaked by Edward Snowden to reporters of the Guardian and Washington Post in June last year in Hong Kong, Der Spiegel reports today, among other widespread spying activities in Germany, about  a top secret list (apparently … Continue reading

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“Declare that the indiscriminate, bulk collection of private data by governments is a violation of our rights and must end”

Edward Snowden has testified at the EU parliament in writing to written questions. The pdf file can be found here. As expected he referred in some detail only to what has been püublished already by journalists. When having been asked … Continue reading

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How War Against Terror Became War Against Journalists Turning War Against Terror Again

When listening to journalists’ immediate comments after the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on 11 September 2001, one could only expect that the world would change forever. Of course, all of us feared long-lasting war with the … Continue reading

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