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Calling Edward Snowden an ‘International Human Rights Defender,’ EU Resolution Calls for His Protection

Calling Edward Snowden an ‘International Human Rights Defender,’ EU Resolution Calls for His Protection

Published on Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer The European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday urging its nations to afford NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden protection. Passed by a 285 to 281 vote, the resolution calls on EU member states to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent […]

Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over ‘Kafkaesque’ Harassment

Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over ‘Kafkaesque’ Harassment

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Laura Poitras on Monday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. intelligence agencies for subjecting her to what she called “Kafkaesque” harassment at airports throughout the U.S. and the world on dozens of occasions. Poitras, who won […]

FBI Operating Mysterious Surveillance Flights in US: Investigation

FBI Operating Mysterious Surveillance Flights in US: Investigation

Published on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is flying small planes equipped with video and cellphone surveillance technology around the country and hiding their activities behind fictitious business fronts, the Associated Press revealed on Tuesday. In its investigation, the AP found that the agency operated flights […]

FBI Spied ‘Beyond Its Authority’ on Keystone XL Opponents

FBI Spied ‘Beyond Its Authority’ on Keystone XL Opponents

Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) broke its own internal rules when it spied on Keystone XL opponents in Texas, violating guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming overly involved in complex political issues, a new report by the Guardian andEarth Island Journal published Tuesday […]

After NSA Ruling, Congress at Odds Over Mass Surveillance

After NSA Ruling, Congress at Odds Over Mass Surveillance

Published on Friday, May 08, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer In the wake of Thursday’s federal court ruling that the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass data collection program is illegal, officials in Congress have been left at odds over surveillance reform. In the remaining six days of the legislative session, some Senate Republicans are rushing to […]

Big and Small, Near and Far… The Drones Are Coming

Big and Small, Near and Far… The Drones Are Coming

Published on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Near and far… the proliferation of drones is coming. With the Federal Aviation Administration facing pressure from corporate interests and drone manufacturers to make room in the skies over the United States, the push for industry-friendly regulations is now in full gear. Meanwhile, foreign governments are […]

Snowden Docs Reveal Canada a Major Player in Global Spy Operations

Snowden Docs Reveal Canada a Major Player in Global Spy Operations

Published on Monday, March 23, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Canada’s spy agency, the Communication Security Establishment (CSE), is a major player in global hacking operations and boasts a vast array of cyberwarfare tools, revealed in news reports on Monday, that rivals that of the United States’ National Security Agency. Documents initially leaked to the […]

Wikimedia vs. NSA: Major Lawsuit Challenges Government Surveillance of US Citizens

Wikimedia vs. NSA: Major Lawsuit Challenges Government Surveillance of US Citizens

Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia and one of the most highly-trafficked websites in the world, announced Tuesday that it—alongside a host of civil liberty advocates, news outlets, and privacy rights organizations—has filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency for violating the constitutional rights of its […]

Snowden Document Reveals Huge Scope of Canada’s Domestic Surveillance

Snowden Document Reveals Huge Scope of Canada’s Domestic Surveillance

Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Canada’s electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), collects millions of emails and other information from its citizens and stores them for “days to months,” according to a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and revealed by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept […]

Google Draws Wikileaks’ Ire for Secretly Providing Private Email Data to DOJ

Google Draws Wikileaks’ Ire for Secretly Providing Private Email Data to DOJ

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In what non-profit media organization Wikileaks is calling a “horrifying precedent for press freedoms,” internet giant Google has confirmed it complied with a request by the U.S. government to hand over the complete content and data attached to email accounts belonging to three Wikileaks staffers […]

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