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The NSA's mission is to spy on every American, to “collect it all,” as the Washington Post defends the surveillance state.

During a meeting with human rights activists at a Moscow airport, U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden said he’ll request temporary political asylum in Russia. 

In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, James Comey, President Obama's choice to head the FBI, left the door open for deadly domestic drone strikes.

A report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation reveals that Customs and Border Protection is loaning its drones to state and local law enforcement agencies for surveillance.

Oklahoma woman Kaye Beach refused to renew her driver’s license several years ago as a means to protest forced biometric enrollment, a decision that prompted a full-fledged legal battle.

The dangers of expanding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to include "mentally defective" individuals and requiring states to include everyone diagnosed as such is raising concerns over privacy and the eventual elimination of firearms from every American citizen.

Latin Americans are upset by a Brazilian newspaper report that the National Security Agency had collected military and security data on their nations.

Weeks after the fiery death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings, who was probing the CIA and NSA and had recently informed others that he was being investigated by federal authorities, suspicions about his mysterious car crash are still swirling around the Internet. 

The country's largest tech companies have been hiding the true scope of their cooperation with the NSA's surveillance programs.

The comparison of the NSA to the East German STASI reflects the same problem of the surveillance state: Just who is sorting through the large amounts of data?

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