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February 24, 2014
And maybe the worst part for Clapper is, he still doesn’t get why Snowden did it. Clapper sees himself as the man who’s opened up the intelligence community to public scrutiny, who keeps the Constitution on his wall, and who’s endured the endless congressional grillings—all while keeping Americans safe. How could Snowden, a fellow intelligence analyst and contractor, not see that? ‘Maybe if I had I’d understand him better because I have trouble understanding what he did or what he’d do,’ the director said. ‘From my standpoint, the damage he’s done. I could almost accept it or understand it if this were simply about his concerns about so-called domestic surveillance programs. But what he did, what he took, what he has exposed, goes way, way, way beyond the so-called domestic surveillance programs.’
James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence who “wakes up and prepares for the worst job in Washington,” explains to The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake why they can’t stop another Snowden. 
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December 7, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 7, 2013

In perhaps the easiest pinpointing of suspects ever, six people in Mexico were arrested for attempting to steal a truck that was carrying nuclear material. Why them? Well, they were all in the hospital for radiation poisoning.

When mass attacks such as Newtown happen, medics have traditionally moved in to help only after a scene has been secured. But that approach is changing, because experts think it could save lives.

In Ukraine, opposition leaders have a lofty goal for tomorrow: They want to build a million-strong protest in Kiev.

Bitcoin was having a good run, but then China had to get all cold feet about crypto-currency.

Number of runners hit by airborne deer this week: One.

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December 2, 2013
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The message from the police is: ‘the age of protest is over.’
Human Rights Watch’s Egypt Director Heba Morayef states on the controversial protest law and ongoing demonstration crackdowns in Egypt under the interim government. 
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December 1, 2013
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November 18, 2013
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NSA docs: Australia targeted phones of Indonesian leaders

breakingnews:

The Guardian: Australia’s spy agencies have attempted to listen in on the personal phone calls of the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and have targeted the mobile phones of his wife, senior ministers and confidants, a top-secret document from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

The document, dated November 2009, names the president and nine of his inner circle as targets of the surveillance, including the vice-president, Boediono, who last week visited Australia.

Yet another revelation found from Snowden’s NSA document trove. 

8:20 // 4 months ago