January 17, 2017

NSA PRISM program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian. The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says. The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation – classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies – which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities […]

Rand Paul Responds to Obama’s Drone Speech: Takes More Than Looking Over Flashcards on ‘Terror Tuesdays’

President Barack Obama assured his critics on Thursday that his administration only uses drones strikes in specific situations and only on terrorists. But to the man who filibustered for nearly 13 hours on the White House’s ambiguous authority to drone individuals, the president’s words rang hollow. “I was pleased with his words,” Kentucky Senator Rand […]