Bad Times for the Good Guys on the National Security Front

This story is filled with references to anonymous sources, so I am trying my hardest to take it with a grain of salt. But it still reads as being plausible, which is why it still worries me: UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have access to classified information which reveals how …

Edward Snowden Betrayed His Country, and We Should Thank Max Boot for Saying So

Max Boot may have attracted the ire of Glenn Greenwald for speaking the truth about Edward Snowden, but there is no shame in that. "A bit dog barks," and as Edward Snowden's chief apologist, Glenn Greenwald barks every time someone tells the truth about Snowden. The yelping may be juvenile and annoying, but that shouldn't …

Quote of the Day

If you believe Glenn Greenwald’s new book (which I reviewed here), the NSA’s appetite for gobbling up communications is unlimited. Legal controls on its behavior are trivial. Its much-repeated claim that it does not spy on American citizens is a lie. And its goal in its collection activities is political control over citizens, whom surveillance renders …

Quote of the Day

“My position was straightforward,” Glenn Greenwald writes. “By ordering illegal eavesdropping, the president had committed crimes and should be held accountable for them.” You break the law, you pay the price: It’s that simple. But it’s not that simple, as Greenwald must know. There are laws against government eavesdropping on American citizens, and there are …

On Glenn Greenwald’s Trips to the Woodshed

In seeking to praise Glenn Greenwald and his new book, David Cole actually ends up condemning Glenn Greenwald and his new book: . . . [Greenwald] reports, for example, that the NSA cooperates with other countries’ spy agencies, even as they spy on us and we on them. Is anyone other than Greenwald “shocked, shocked” …

“Who Takes the Internet Takes the Universe!”

The United States government has decided to give up its oversight of Internet addresses; a change that is supposed to take place over "an indeterminate timeline," but a significant and groundbreaking change nonetheless. More from the story: Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain …

More Proof that Edward Snowden Is a Fraud

From the time that Edward Snowden burst onto the public scene, he has told anyone who would listen that his objective in leaking secret NSA documents has been to show how the NSA has taken to spying on Americans. The latest disclosures from the Snowden files lay bare the methods by which British intelligence agencies are …