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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Book Review: No Place To Hide


Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place To Hide, is the summation of the last year of working with Edward Snowden and publishing articles and documentation of the NSA’s totally illegal … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Michael Kinsley: Government Should Be Its Own Watchdog


I’m currently reading Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide.  I may review it when I’m finished, but in the meantime, you should read this love letter to the … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is The NSA Responsible For Heartbleed?


The latest critical Internet vulnerability, affectionately known as Heartbleed, has raised some questions about whether the NSA is involved. The bug, technically labeled as CVE-2014-0160, is a vulnerability in the security … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Edward Snowden’s German TV Interview


Here’s something worth watching on Friday night.

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Movies Part 4


From The Nice List: Enemy of the State Enemy of the State was released as a spy-thriller in 1998 when Edward Snowden was 15, but today it seems to be … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

NBC: Snowden impersonated NSA officials, sources say


The best quote from this article: “Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case. “This is why you don’t … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Remember How We Were All Supposed To Be Scared Of The Chinese Government And Huawei Spying On Us?


Last October I wrote about how the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence warned American companies not to do business with the Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei. … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

On Why The Defeat Of Amash’s NSA Amendment Is Good For Freedom


I am endlessly fascinated by the attention Congressman Justin Amash’s amendment has gotten.  Last week he was able to get a vote on the following amendment to H.R. 2397, the … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

My Response To Melissa Harris-Perry’s Open Letter To Edward Snowden


Her letter here: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/07/13/edward-snowden-come-on-home/

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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