Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for in airport travelers, according to a confidential document obtained exclusively by The Intercept. Read more on The Intercept. In related news, Joe Cadillic discusses the new [Read More…]
Elizabeth Warmerdam reports: The FBI can no longer withhold thousands of pages of surveillance files of Muslim communities by claiming the “law enforcement” exemption of the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg found that the exemption “is not the appropriate umbrella under [Read More…]
Tim Cushing writes: In the wake of the Snowden leaks, more and more tech companies are providing their users with transparency reports that detail (to the extent they’re allowed) government requests for user data. Amazon — home to vast amounts of cloud storage — isn’t one of them. Amazon remains the only US [Read More…]
Glenn Greenwald writes: Sigmar Gabriel claims U.S. officials said they would withhold reports of terror plots against Germans if Berlin offered asylum to the NSA whistleblower. This is not the first time the U.S. has purportedly threatened an allied government to withhold intelligence as punishment. Read more on The Intercept.