A former FBI counterterrorism agent acknowledged this week on CNN that every telephone conversation that takes place on American soil “is being captured as we speak.”
Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff
Six months after Sandy ravaged the tri-state area, uprooting thousands of trees, decimating homes and submerging cities, many residents say life has mostly returned to normal, though for some, recovery from the deadly storm remains a painstaking process, and “life as normal” a far-away dream that may never be realized
According to a pair of recent polls, for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist hijackings, Americans are more fearful their government will abuse constitutional liberties than fail to keep its citizens safe. Even in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing – in which a pair of Islamic radicals are accused of planting explosives that took the lives of 3 and wounded over 280 – the polls suggest Americans are hesitant to give up any further freedoms in exchange for increased “security.”
A US government task force is drafting FBI-backed legislation that would penalize companies like Google and Facebook for refusing to comply with wiretap orders, media report. In the new legislation being drafted by US law enforcement officials, refusal to cooperate with the FBI could cost a tech company tens of thousands of dollars in fines, the Washington Post quoted anonymous sources as saying.
The so-called “ghost money” was meant to buy influence for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) but instead fuelled corruption and empowered warlords, undermining Washington’s exit strategy from Afghanistan, the newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying. “The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan”, one American official said, “was the United States.”
The federal government is currently paying nearly $900,000 annually in maintenance fees for bank accounts that are sitting empty. The 13,712 accounts are opened to provide grant money, but often, when the grants are used up the accounts don’t always get closed.
Only 50 percent correctly identified it as Syria. About one in five incorrectly said it was Turkey. Other frequent guesses were Saudi Arabia and Egypt. One in seven didn’t even venture a guess
Big investors are pouring unprecedented amounts of money into real estate hard hit by the housing crash, bringing those moribund markets back to life but raising the prospect of another Wall Street-fueled bubble that won’t be sustainable
Pepsico and Koch Industries, along with giant pro-business trade groups like the Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, have been flexing their K Street muscle in an effort to prevent the Securities and Exchange Commission or Congress from requiring them to disclose donations to politically active nonprofits.
Officials at the Department of Homeland Security denied Thursday that its large-scale ammunition purchases were an effort keep bullets out of the hands of private citizens
Attempts by governments around the world to censor political content on the Internet are increasing
Privacy advocates can breathe a sigh of relief as the controversial US Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) appears to be all but dead in the water, with all signs pointing to it being shelved by the Senate
Shocking footage has emerged from Friday’s lockdown in Boston, where police, federal agents, national guard troops and SWAT teams enforced door to door searches of everyone’s home within twenty blocks as the entire city was placed under orders to stay off the streets
Fox News journalist Todd Starnes wrote the story which appeared on The Drudge Report but was then removed by Fox News. The story was picked up by Townhall.com but was then also removed from the website
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With the 24-hour manhunt for the second suspect of the Boston bombing closed, RT remembers its conversation with the parents of the Tsarnaev brothers, who claimed all along their children were set up
As fighters in fatigues lounge in the shade of the rebel camp in the capital of Central African Republic, a boy jumps up to greet visitors with a wide toothy grin. He says he is 14 and joined the rebels three months ago