David Seaman on Jul 31, 2013
David explains XKeyscore, the completely terrifying “new” NSA Internet spying program that was revealed to the public by additional Edward Snowden documents earlier today.
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Countering Surveillance Against All Odds | Think Tank
breakingtheset on Jul 31, 2013
Abby Martin talks to David Seaman, journalist and host of the David Seaman Hour, about the latest NSA spying updates and the ongoing efforts underway to counter the growing surveillance state in America.
Greenwald slams CNN’s Jeff Toobin – ‘The US is filled with Toobins who want to put leakers in jail’
LSUDVM on Aug 1, 2013
July 31, 2013 CNN
Glenn Greenwald slammed CNN’s Jeff Toobin last night who repeated his same view that Snowden is a criminal.
Toobin got Greenwald to clarify that the XKeyscore program revealed on Wednesday primarily targets international e-mails, though Greenwald insisted there’s still plenty of leeway for abuse. Risen added that it’s hard to “separate domestic from international that cleanly.”
Which brings us to logical fallacy number one: Toobin believes that Edward Snowden is a criminal who “should not have done what he did,” but thought that the public discussion is good, and said, “My hat’s off to Glenn for investigative reporting.”
Risen pointed out the blatantly obvious problem with Toobin’s logic. “We wouldn’t be having this discussion if it wasn’t for him. Why do you think–I mean, that’s the thing I don’t understand about the climate in Washington these days, is that people want to have debates on television elsewhere, but then you want to throw the people who start the debates in jail.”
Toobin repeated the his same talking points, “Boy, that freedom-loving Snowden certainly loves those freedom-hating countries, doesn’t he?” Greenwald shot back that the reason Snowden went to China and Russia instead of staying is because we have “a country full of Jeffrey Toobins” that would bring him up on charges the millisecond he steps on American soil.
Senate Judiciary NSA Data Collection Program FULL HEARING 7/31/13
Les Grossman on Jul 31, 2013
July 31, 2013 C-SPAN
Top federal security chiefs from the NSA, FBI, Office of National Intelligence and the Justice Department go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the FISA surveillance program. A legal panel also testifies on constitutional protections.