The Guardian

The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of a possible militant threat. On Sunday, Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the decision to close the embassies was based on information collected by the National Security Agency. Read more...
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given one year temporary political asylum in Russia. Snowden has reportedly already left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month. On Wednesday, The Guardian newspaper revealed details about another secret NSA program based on leaked documents provided by Snowden. Read more...
This is a story that hasn't been covered yet, as far as we know: Alan Grayson is fighting for the right of US troops in the Middle East to read any online news outlet they want - including the one that keeps breaking new stories about the NSA. Read more...
The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald takes Meet the Press' David Gregory to task after he asks him if he should be prosecuted for "aiding and abetting" NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Read more...
Snowden: "Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American..." Read more...

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Phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009. Read more...
The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald was given a chance to respond to Rep. Peter King's calls for the criminal prosecution of those who report on classified information when he appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 this Wednesday evening. Read more...
Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald on Morning Joe said the National Security Agency’s spying programs are flatly unconstitutional and that Mika Brzezinski's defense of them was misleading. Read more...
From this Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald pushed back at Rep. Mike Rogers' assertions that he "doesn't have a clue" about what really goes on at the NSA and that he somehow did damage to the national security of the United States by publishing his recent articles on the agency's datamining and surveillance programs. Read more...
Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber-attacks. Read more...