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FBI and NSA targeted prominent Muslim-American leaders for surveillance

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Pictured: NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency monitored the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans, documents from former-NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal. The...

House of Representatives Cuts Funding to Key NSA Spying Programs

NSA headquarters building in Fort Meade The House of Representatives cut off all funding to two major NSA spying programs last Thursday. The first program involved searches of collected surveillance data targeting Americans via the Foreign...Show More Summary

Now that they are being more closely watched, lawmakers voice concern over NSA surveillance

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

This undated photo provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) shows its headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. A group of lawmakers this week voiced their concern over the Obama administration's plans to monitor individuals with security clearances as part of a post-Snowden leaks crackdown. Read the rest

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Clark Stoeckley, The United States vs Pvt. Chelsea Manning: A Graphic Account From Inside The Courtroom

Each day of Chelsea Manning's trial, I would pull my rental car into the lot where media waited to be escorted into Fort Meade by the military. Just about every day Clark Stoeckley would be there with his WikiLeaks Truck daring the military to tell him he could not drive his truck on base. Show More Summary

Win a Copy of Clark Stoeckley’s ‘United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning’ & Join Us for His Book Salon on Saturday

The sketches drawn by Stoeckley were frequently used here at Firedoglake when I was at Fort Meade reporting on the court martial. Without them, just about every post would have been Manning's military portrait. We’re giving away a copy of the book. You can enter here:

In Guantánamo Death Penalty Case, Torture Matters

I spent much of last week at the Post Theater in Fort Meade, watching the closed-circuit feed of the pre-trial military commissions hearings in the case of Abd al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammed al-Nashiri, who faces the death penalty for his alleged role in the bombing of the U.S.S. Show More Summary

Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

Defense argues Cole bombing mastermind should not face death

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the Saudi man charged with masterminding the 2000 USS Cole bombing that killed 17 American sailors argued on Friday he should not face the death penalty because the murders were not premeditated.

Saudi pleads guilty in U.S. military court to plotting ship attacks

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - The brother-in-law of a September 11, 2001, hijacker pleaded guilty in a U.S. military court on Thursday to helping plan attacks on ships in the Middle East.

Saudi accused in U.S. warship bombing to keep his lawyer

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - The Saudi man charged with masterminding the 2000 USS Cole suicide bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors and wounded 37 will keep his court-appointed lawyer despite reservations, he and his attorney told a U.S. military t...

NSA Officials Hate Ed Snowden With A Passion

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week we wrote about Steven Levy's big article concerning the impact on the tech industry of the NSA's activities. This week, he's written a short piece about the two hours he got to spend at Fort Meade in the NSA's headquarters meeting with some of the NSA's top officials there. Show More Summary

NSA Will Use Wastewater To Protect Us From Thugs

A lot of snickering has been going around the Internets for the last few days over a new National Security Agency computing center under construction at Fort Meade, Maryland, which has just inked a deal to use treated wastewater from a nearby treatment plant as a coolant. Show More Summary

NSA's $10M RSA Contract: Origins

"For almost 10 years, I've been going toe to toe with these people at Fort Meade. The success of this company (RSA) is the worst thing that can happen to them. To them, we're the real enemy, we're the real target." "We have the system that they're most afraid of. Show More Summary

NSA to Cool Data Center with Treated Wastewater

The National Security Agency will use treated wastewater, supplied by Howard County, Md., to cool its data center being built at Fort Meade when the center opens in 2016, the Washington Post reports. According to the deal between Howard County and the NSA, the agency will pay to build the $40 million pump station and […]

Judge orders sanity evaluation for accused 9/11 conspirator

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. military tribunal judge on Thursday called a temporary halt to hearings for five men accused of conspiring in the September 11, 2001, attacks to allow time to evaluate the sanity of a suspect whose disruptive out...

Accused 9/11 conspirator kicked out of Guantanamo hearing again

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A Yemeni man accused of being a conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was expelled for the second day in a row from a courtroom on Wednesday in Guantanamo Bay for being disruptive.

Alleged 9/11 conspirator kicked out of Guantanamo hearing again

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was for the second day in a row expelled from a courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal on Wednesday for being disruptive....

A NSA Open House: PR Missed Point

Summary: Stephen Vladeck, a professor at American University College of Law, observes via MSNBC that he never would have been invited to a day-long symposium at the NSA's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., part of a current NSA PR campaign, had it not been for the leaks of Edward Snowden...

Accused September 11 attacker expelled from Guantanamo courtroom

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was expelled from a courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal on Tuesday for being disruptive.

The NSA Is Recruiting Teens

The National Security Agency is hiring its spies early and recruiting teens as young as 15 for internships. Students who answer ads seeking aspiring journalists have the chance to work as paid interns for the NSA in Fort Meade, Md. The...Show More Summary

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