How Big Business Is Helping Expand NSA Surveillance, Snowden Be Damned - The Intercept 2015-04-01T16:08:34+00:00 Since November 11, 2011, with the introduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, American spy agencies have been pushing laws to encourage corporations to share more customer information. They repeatedly failed, thanks in part to NSA contractor Edward Snowden's revelations of mas 339 2048 640 360 Uncategorized yes Lee Fang O'Malley's Populist Critique of Trade Pact Unsupported By Prior Comments - The Intercept 2015-04-03T20:38:21+00:00 Former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., now positioning himself as a progressive populist among potential 2016 presidential candidates, told USA Today that he differs from Hillary Clinton because he opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement he said will "hollow out our middle class and mi 191 234 1280 720 Uncategorized yes Lee Fang Maryland Cop Lobbyists Helped Block Reforms Just Last Month - The Intercept 2015-04-28T13:42:41+00:00 (This post is from our new blog: Unofficial Sources.) A package of police reform bills that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to sign into law today, in part as a response to the death of 25-year-old Baltimore resident Freddie Gray, was weakened under political pressure from Maryland police uni 195 997 352 190 Unofficial Sources yes Lee Fang Carly Fiorina, GOP Field Targeted by Pressure Group for Defense Firms 2015-05-09T21:40:51+00:00 "Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security," warning of an unprecedented "threat matrix" facing America, urges 2016 candidates to adopt more hawkish views. 92 1204 618 342 Unofficial Sources yes Lee Fang Conservative GOP Congressman Credits Snowden For Changing His Position on Patriot Act - The Intercept 2015-05-13T23:36:18+00:00 (This post is from our new blog: Unofficial Sources.) Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Tex., campaigned on a pledge to support the War on Terror and voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act in 2011. But the conservative lawmaker changed his opinion due to Edward Snowden's leak of government documents on surveill 97 2219 540 360 Unofficial Sources yes Lee Fang Fox News Pundit Paid by NSA Contractor Reacts to Rand Paul: "Trust the NSA" - The Intercept 2015-05-21T16:50:04+00:00 Yesterday a contingent of U.S. Senators critical of domestic surveillance, led by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spent nearly 11 hours giving speeches critical of Patriot Act-enabled spying on Americans. On Fox News, retired general and General Dynamics board member Jack Keane dismissed their concerns. Aske 33 4461 414 226 Unofficial Sources yes Lee Fang GOP Officials Publicly Denounce Bernie Sanders' Obamacare Expansion, Quietly Request Funding - The Intercept 2015-07-06T14:27:03+00:00 The conventional wisdom on Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is that he’s a charming if impractical dreamer, a pie-in-the-sky socialist who’s good at inspiring young people and aging hippies, but hopeless at the knife fighting that real-life politics requires. Despite the inherent limitations of a s 692 1202 744 502 Unofficial Sources Bernie Sanders yes Lee Fang Martin O'Malley Fundraised From the NRA - The Intercept -0001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 In one of the opening salvos of the first Democratic presidential debate, Martin O'Malley swiped at Bernie Sanders, claiming that the Vermont senator "panders to the NRA," a reference to the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun lobby group. Despite the former Maryland governor's efforts to a 75 800 480 Unofficial Sources yes Lee Fang War profiteers use video games to sell the Pentagon on weapons - The Intercept -0001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 Defense contractors used video games and virtual reality to market weapons to military personnel -- and whoever else was interested -- early this week. The Association of the United States Army’s annual exposition is a chance for companies to advertise their products with the Pentagon's decision mak 3 1280 720 Uncategorized yes Naomi LaChance How Pollution Killed a Louisiana Town – The Intercept 2015-11-04T19:50:54+00:00 After decades fighting pollution, and public health officials, residents of Mossville are giving up and moving on. // // Uncategorized Pollution yes Roger Hodge There's Nothing Tim Cook Cares About More than Not Paying Taxes - The Intercept -0001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 In an exclusive interview with CNBC's resident stockmonger Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a proud announcement: The company will begin to invest $1 billion to create new jobs in the United States, as opposed to on the other side of the world. Cook will be lauded for this, and yes, jobs are good 714 640 360 Uncategorized yes Sam Biddle Star Witness in “Sleeper Cell” Case Blazed a Trail of Lies 2016-11-19T15:06:05+00:00 In 2002, Hamid Hayat met an undercover FBI informant, Naseem Khan. Khan would befriend him — then betray his trust. // // Uproxx Naseem Khan yes Peter Maass Infamous Post-9/11 “Sleeper Cell” Case Continues to Unravel 2016-11-19T15:05:00+00:00 The case against Hamid Hayat relied on a troubled FBI informant — whose own mother said he was “a bagful of lies.” // // Uproxx Hayat yes Peter Maass Virtual Reality Allows the Most Detailed, Intimate Digital Surveillance Yet - The Intercept 2016-12-23T14:12:09+00:00 The kinds of behaviors virtual reality captures have long been a holy grail for data-monetizing companies. // // Uncategorized virtual reality yes Soohee Cho Realidade virtual possibilita vigilância digital ainda mais íntima e detalhada - The Intercept 2017-01-05T15:29:57+00:00 u>or que estou parecendo o Justin Timberlake?” O CEO do Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, estava no palco usando um óculos virtual, fingindo estar surpreso com a simulação de um desenho animado que parecia imitar todos os seus gestos perfeitamente. A plateia riu. Zuckerberg estava no meio do que disse ser // // Uncategorized yes Inacio Vieira How A Group of Socialist Activists Convinced A Congressman to Sign Onto Single Payer - The Intercept -0001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers has been introducing his single payer health care bill for decades. But in the explosion of activism following the Bernie Sanders campaign and the pushback against GOP efforts to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, his bill HR 676 has suddenly become 286 1920 1080 Uncategorized DSA yes Zaid Jilani Elizabeth Warren Says Stop Trying to Censor Campus Speakers And Stop Using Violence - The Intercept -0001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 Elizabeth Warren offered a spirited defense of free speech at a Senate hearing on Thursday. 425 640 338 Uncategorized free speech yes Zaid Jilani When an Attacker Is Muslim, Mental Health Is Rarely Raised 2017-11-02T11:42:00+00:00 The media consistently avoids examining the mental health of Muslim terrorists. 69 1920 1080 Uncategorized mental health yes Zaid Jilani Chinese Chemical Firm Now Can Pour Cash Into U.S. Elections 2018-02-15T15:10:54+00:00 Wanhua Chemical has joined the "American" Chemistry Council, and its membership dues will help the ACC influence American elections. 30 17 640 360 Uncategorized American Chemistry Council yes Lee Fang GOP Sen.: Trump Ready to Start Giant War With North Korea -0001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 Top GOP Senator Says Trump Ready to Start War of “Biblical Proportions” With North Korea That Would Be “One of the Worst Catastrophic Events in History” 59 1920 1080 Uncategorized North Korea yes Jon Schwarz Official D.C. Breaks Out the Nazi "Just Following Orders" Defense for CIA Director-Designate Gina Haspel - The Intercept -0001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 During the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, several Nazis, including top German generals Alfred Jodl and Wilhelm Keitel, claimed that they were not guilty of the tribunal’s charges because they had simply been acting under the orders of a superior. Ever since, this justification has been popular 71 2 630 352 Uncategorized cia yes Jon Schwarz