#INN’s 2013 Person of the Year: Edward Snowden

He pulled off the year’s most spectacular heist. Exiled from his country, the 30-year-old computer whiz has become the doomsayer of the information age

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How the Obama Administration Tried to Justify a Strike on Syria

Washington knew Syrian rebels could produce sarin gas but “cherry-picked” intel to blame President Assad for the Aug. 21 attack on Ghouta

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White House Seeks Radical New Political Powers for Corporations

The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations

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Longtime White House Reporter: Obama Admin “Most Hostile to Journalists”

Longtime Washington reporter and White House correspondent accused the administration of being “the most hostile” to journalists in the history of the U.S.

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White House Reporters Revolt

The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government

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Security Clearance Cover-Up in Navy Yard Shooter Case

The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners, and its lax policies could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base

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Private Firms Sell Mass Surveillance Systems Globally

Private firms are selling spying tools and mass surveillance technologies to developing countries with promises that “off the shelf” equipment will allow them to snoop on millions

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Capital of the 1%

The avalanche of cash that made Washington rich in the last decade has transformed the culture of a once staid capital and created a new wave of well-heeled insiders

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The Last Patriots in Congress

Worse, the NSA has cloaked its operations behind such a thick cloud of secrecy that even if the NSA promised reforms, we would lack the ability to verify them

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C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Call Data

The C.I.A. is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company’s vast database of phone records

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