newyorker.com — The Obama Justice Department has seized the phone records of numbers that are associated with White House staffers and, apparently, with Fox News reporters. According to a document filed on October 13, 2011, in the case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a former State Department contractor accused of violating the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking classified information to James Rosen, a Fox News reporter.
nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of foreigners passing into Canada from the United States have unwittingly been a part of a grand experiment by the Department of Homeland Security to crack down on visitors who violate laws governing the length of their stay.
youtube.com — Recent reports make it obvious that the Obama Administration is going to great lengths in order to defend 'national' secrets from the public. Whatchya hiding Obama? After what seemed to be a routine leak by the AP about a thwarted al-Qaeda terror plot in Yemen, the Justice Department went ballistic and began obtaining months of phone records from the AP.
guardian.co.uk — Prosecutors in the case against the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning have decided to drop one of 22 counts against him, but are pressing ahead with the most serious accusation, that he "aided the enemy". Military lawyers told Manning's final pre-trial hearing that they would no longer seek to prove the US soldier was guilty of leaking a single state department cable, known as "Reykjavik-13".
Scripps journalists reportedly find data security lapse with Lifeline program particpants TerraCom, YourTel America.slate.com — A "thank you" might be in order if you find a massive leak of a company's sensitive customer records on the Internet and raise alarm so the problem can be fixed. But that's not how it always goes down, as a team of investigative reporters for the Scripps News Service...
wired.com — Hackers who breached Google's network in 2010 obtained access to the company's system for tracking surveillance requests from law enforcement, according to a news report. The hackers gained access to a database that Google used to process court orders from law enforcement agencies seeking information about customer accounts, including classified FISA orders that are used in foreign intelligence surveillance investigations, according to the Washington Post .
slate.com — The Associated Press phone snooping scandal is still simmering. But now, adding fuel to the fire, another egregious example of the government spying on American reporters has been disclosed. The Washington Post reports that James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, was subjected to intense government monitoring as...
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