NSA http://mtpr.org en Glenn Greenwald - Unmasking the NSA http://mtpr.org/post/glenn-greenwald-unmasking-nsa <p>07/21/2014 - Imagine a gigantic vacuum cleaner scooping up all electronic communications. That’s what the National Security Agency does. Think you are safe from NSA snooping? That you can hide behind clever passwords? Think again. The Agency has the capability to generate one billion password guesses per second. On top of that it can remotely activate your cell phone and computer and use them as eavesdropping and tracking devices. The NSA is at the center of a system of monitoring and control beyond the wildest dreams of the greatest tyrants in history. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:06:14 +0000 Sue Ginn 22270 at http://mtpr.org Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy” http://mtpr.org/post/author-laments-last-gasp-american-democracy <p>Chris Hedges has seen fascism and war up close. For nearly 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans - for both print and broadcast media, including National Public Radio and the New York Times.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Sally Mauk 14480 at http://mtpr.org Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy” Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe http://mtpr.org/post/spy-me-id-rather-be-safe <p>1/9/2014 - An&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>- The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day.&nbsp; Are these surveillance programs legal?&nbsp; Do they keep us safe?&nbsp; What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy? As Benjamin Franklin might have asked, "Are we giving up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, and thus deserving of neither?"&nbsp; The debaters are Stewart Baker, David Cole, Richard Falkenrath, and Michael German.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:11:56 +0000 Sue Ginn 13164 at http://mtpr.org Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe Ray McGovern - Whistleblowers http://mtpr.org/post/ray-mcgovern-whistleblowers <p>12/9/13 - Whistleblowers - What is one to do when confronted by blatant criminal actions and illegalities? Look the other way? Punch out at 5 and go home? That’s not what Edward Snowden did. His disclosures have informed and educated the people of the United States and the world about secret surveillance and massive data-gathering that the NSA and other government agencies are engaged in within the U.S. and abroad. And Snowden’s reward? Hounded. Threatened. Defamed. His passport has been revoked. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:43:46 +0000 Sue Ginn 12083 at http://mtpr.org