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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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Forces of Evil

In the wake of suggestions, by high-ranked officials, that some journalists may be “accomplices” of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who had helped steal and fenced NSA secrets, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras have launched their counter-attack. Launching, at Pierre Omidyar’s … Continue reading

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Terror Alert Justified

The current terror alert, which has resulted in temporary closures of U.S. and allies’ embassies in MENA countries, is logical and, of course, justified. Some have rightly speculated that the Obama administration tries to distract from the NSA scandal in … Continue reading

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The Hasty And Ill-conceived Decision to Award U.S. President Barack Obama

University of Umeå professor of Sociology Stefan Svallfors’ remark to the Nobel Peace Prize committee in Oslo today when justifying his nomination of Edward Snowden may be true. But will it be of any advantage? All three, Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks … Continue reading

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The Snowden-Greenwald Affair

Update below. While NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has got stuck in the transit area of a Moscow airport for the fourth week, the man who broke his story, Guardian’s blogger Glenn Greenwald, arranges for constant publicity about the material Snowden … Continue reading

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