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NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

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The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by...   Read More

IRS Buys Spy Equipment Amid Spending Scandal

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), already embroiled in a high-profile scandal over its operations, is looking to acquire surveillance equipment that includes cameras concealed...   Read More

How the US Congress lost the plot on secrecy, surveillance and accountability

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To hide his role in championing the use of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act to collect of Americans’ phone data and other...   Read More

NSA leaker comes forward, warns of agency’s ‘existential threat’

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A 29-year-old computer technician for a U.S. defense contractor leaked details of a top-secret American program that collects vast streams of phone and Internet...   Read More

Torture sites paid by taxpayers

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Many Americans, including some of Barack Obama’s critics, take his word that his administration opposes torture. With fanfare, two days after occupying the Oval...   Read More

5 Accused of Diverting Stimulus Money For Tribe

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A Chippewa Cree tribal leader, a former state lawmaker and three others used a fake billing system and a shell company to pocket hundreds...   Read More

Suit Alleges IRS Improperly Seized 60 Million Personal Medical Records

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The Internal Revenue Service is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that more than 60 million personal medical records were improperly seized by agents...   Read More

Only Six Percent of Americans Think Marijuana Possession Should Be Punished With Jail Time

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Only six percent of Americans think minor marijuana possession should be punishable by jail time, according to a new Reason-Rupe poll. The poll also found...   Read More

Iraq in ruins: Post-war life overshadowed by crumbling infrastructure, corruption, poverty

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Despite Iraq being rich in natural resources and the US pouring money into its economy for over a decade, Iraqi infrastructure is constantly failing...   Read More

A Brief History of IRS Political Targeting

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Many Republicans are enraged over revelations in recent days that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative nonprofit groups with a campaign of audits and...   Read More