The NSA set fire to the Internet’s future. The people in this room are all the firefighters. –Edward Snowden at SXSW Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower in exile, spoke to the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas today. He appeared via a choppy videostream which was said to be routed through seven proxy servers. Joining [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 22, 2013 2:16 pm|
Almost immediately after the Grayson hearing on NSA surveillance was announced, however, Richard Clarke withdrew. So imagine nobody’s surprise when it was announced yesterday that Clarke would be joining Peter Swire and sockpuppet afficionado Cass Sunstein on President Obama’s new NSA review panel.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday July 31, 2013 12:30 pm|
President Obama has historically considered the Hill some lower bardo of hell. One of the major complaints of Congressional Democrats has always been that the President does not consult them or include them in shaping his legislative agenda, let alone stop by for a chin wag. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the President suddenly announced he was coming to the Hill today to meet with all the Democrats — the day before the August recess begins.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday December 7, 2012 1:03 pm|
Weatherhead will face sentencing later in the year. He could receive up to 10 years, a sentence comparable in the UK to that imposed for sex offenses involving children, rioting and burglary with intent to rape.