Was Congress Briefed on NSA’s X-Keyscore Program Before Today?

By: Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 pm

Today the President is meeting with key members of the Senate involved in NSA oversight, the day after the Guardian released details of the NSA’s X-Keyscore program. And since many of them have been publicly swearing up and down that the NSA has no programs which collect email content or telephone calls, it’s entirely possible that it is the first time many of them have been briefed on the details of X-Keyscore.

FTC Blinks on Google Antitrust Suit? Or, the Best Government (Google) Money Can Buy

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 11:40 am

Bloomberg is reporting today that the FTC may take a dive on exercising oversight of Google’s government-protected monopoly

Has Google Destroyed the 4th Estate?

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 4:31 pm

Google’s incredible profits didn’t materialize out of nothing. They are derived because as the news audience has migrated online, Google has skimmed the lion’s share of news advertizing revenues for itself. That money used to go to pay for investigative reporting. Google’s glittering balance sheet basically comes from driving the 4th estate out of business.

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