Datagate http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/54978/all en Surveillance state USA: Brave not-so-new world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130606/nsa-verizon-phone-records-surveillance <p>BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. &mdash; The sensational disclosure that the US government&rsquo;s National Security Agency has been scooping up phone, internet and credit card records of millions of Americans might have surprised ordinary citizens in Topeka or Milwaukee, but it did little to excite politicians in Washington, DC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130606/nsa-verizon-phone-records-surveillance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Want to Know Politics United States Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:56:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5852038 at http://www.globalpost.com 7 graphs that prove America is overrated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130607/7-graphs-america-overrated-nsa-prism-privacy <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">While civil liberties continue to face erosion by heightened security and surveillance programs, there are many other areas where the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/13/news/la-pn-obama-romney-america-exceptional-20120413" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">American reality doesn&#39;t match the hype.</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Here are seven metrics that show US citizens&#39; quality of life isn&#39;t as high as many imagine:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130607/7-graphs-america-overrated-nsa-prism-privacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Want to Know Politics United States Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:14:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5852535 at http://www.globalpost.com Why Edward Snowden's flight to Hong Kong might be brilliant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130610/why-edward-snowden-hong-kong-extradition-asylum <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">HONG KONG &mdash; Is the NSA whistleblower&#39;s decision to flee to Hong Kong incredibly foolish, or incredibly shrewd?</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130610/why-edward-snowden-hong-kong-extradition-asylum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Want to Know China United States Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:09:00 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5854099 at http://www.globalpost.com The rise of the American antihero http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130611/Snowden-Manning-american-anti-hero <p>BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. &mdash; Edward Snowden&rsquo;s decision to come forward as the &uuml;ber-leaker behind the latest government abuse scandal has made him into a modern antihero.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130611/Snowden-Manning-american-anti-hero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Want to Know Politics United States Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:13:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5855237 at http://www.globalpost.com Edward Snowden skips flight to Havana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130624/edward-snowden-expected-leave-moscow-fly-havana Wanted US whistleblower Edward Snowden booked a seat on a flight from Moscow to Havana on Monday, but wasn't on board when it took off. Yes, the internet noticed.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130624/edward-snowden-expected-leave-moscow-fly-havana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Want to Know Russia Cuba United States Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:40:28 +0000 News Desk 5865537 at http://www.globalpost.com Secrets and (alleged) spies: Bradley Manning and 8 other Edward Snowdens in America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130625/espionage-edward-snowden-nsa-secrets <p>Nine times in US history, all of them since 1971, federal prosecutors have brought charges under the Espionage Act for disclosing information to a newspaper, blog, book or other media outlet. Six cases occurred in the last eight years.</p> <p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden faces the same threat after admitting to leaking secret US surveillance documents to Britain&#39;s Guardian newspaper and the Washington Post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130625/espionage-edward-snowden-nsa-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Freedom of the Press Need to Know Politics United States Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:47:00 +0000 David Ingram and Joseph Ax, Reuters 5867054 at http://www.globalpost.com European fury over US spying allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130701/europe-us-nsa-spying <p>BRUSSELS, Belgium &mdash; European nations are reacting with consternation to revelations that US spy agencies are snooping on some of America&#39;s closest allies &mdash; and as the spat worsens, it&#39;s casting a shadow over plans for a major transatlantic trade deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130701/europe-us-nsa-spying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Datagate Need to Know France Europe Germany United Kingdom United States Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:14:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5872406 at http://www.globalpost.com