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Whitehouse Admits Incredible Expanse of Online Spying

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THE White House has confirmed that US intelligence agencies have been collecting data held by Facebook, Google, Apple and other web giants for nearly six years in a bid to ward off threats to national security.

The confirmation of a “classified program” giving agents access to material stored by some of the biggest internet

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Why Has the Whitehouse Blocked Power Efficiency Policy?

by Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

“The easiest way to save money,” President Obama declared in his 2012 State of the Union address, “is to waste less energy.” In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama took another step and issued “a new goal for America”: “let’s cut in

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Reversal: U.S. Intelligence Now Believes Assad Used Chemical Weapons

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They believed it, then they didn’t believe it, and now they do again…

In a remarkable reversal, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Abdu Dhabi Thursday afternoon, April 25, that the US intelligence community believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its own people, determining with “varying degrees of confidence” that

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White House Leaning to Veto CISPA

from the in-no-uncertain-terms dept

Yesterday, the Guardian reported that the Obama administration officially opposed CISPA—but they also noted that there was no mention of the V-word. Now that’s changed. The executive office just released a statement which says in no uncertain terms that they will be pushing for a veto of

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