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The real story is the governments ability to dominate, organize, and find patterns (signatures) in the vast amounts of data heretofore unprotected by the 4th [amendment]. Query: has that ability reached a critical mass that requires that we now give those discrete bits of info further protection?ProPublica reader, The Best Stories on the Government’s Growing Surveillance Read More
It’s incredibly difficult to get solid, reliable information about the drone wars. It’s even harder than it was about a year ago… President Obama said in the State of the Union that there would be more transparency about the targeted killing program, but we’ve yet to see it.
-New York Times national security reporter Mark Mazzetti on the challenges of covering drone strikes.
Mazzetti joined ProPublica’s Cora Currier and reporter Adam Baron, who weighed in from Yemen, for a live discussion on what it’s like to report on one of the U.S.’s most secret wars. See the full conversation here.Read More
This is just the tip of the iceberg [with] corruption in the courts, and the ‘fox guarding the chicken coop.’
Reader Quenby Wilcox on our latest investigation into prosecutorial misconduct.
For more on NY’s flawed system of attorney oversight, and tips on how to investigate the issue in your home state, see the rest of yesterday’s discussion.Read More