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Don’t Blame Edward Snowden for the Paris Attacks

Soon after John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, took the stage on Wednesday, at the annual conference of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C., he suggested that members of the audience might be aware of certain remarks he’d made in the aftermath of ISIS’s assault on Paris last Friday. Show More Summary

What's The Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Current and former government officials have been pointing to the terror attacks in Paris as justification for mass surveillance programs. CIA Director John Brennan accused privacy advocates of "hand-wringing" that has made "our ability...Show More Summary

CIA chief lashes out at Edward Snowden after Paris attacks

last weekNews : The Raw Story

CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday blasted former analyst Edward Snowden, saying his intelligence leaks had undermined US security. The comments from Brennan come at a time of growing debate following last week’s attacks in Paris about whether intelligence services have enough tools at...


DEEP IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE CIA Director Cites ‘Impact of Climate Change’ as Deeper Cause of Global Instability November 16, 2015 (CNS News) “…Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said that CIA analysts [believe nationalistic,...Show More Summary

NYT: Mass Surveillance Isn't The Answer To Fighting Terrorism

It’s a wretched yet predictable ritual after each new terrorist attack: Certain politicians and government officials waste no time exploiting the tragedy for their own ends. The remarks on Monday by John Brennan, the director of theShow More Summary

Author Parrots CIA's Brennan Condemning Surveillance Leaks

Josh Rogin is among many journalists who covered John Brennan’s complaints about how “a number of unauthorized disclosures”and hand-wringing about our surveillance capabilities this morning (which was a response to Rogin asking “what...Show More Summary

There is no record of US mass surveillance ever preventing a large terror attack

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

CIA Director John Brennan wants you to think the Paris attacks were Snowden's fault -- the "hand wringing" over mass surveillance has ended his agency's ability to "thwart" terrorists attacks "before they're carried out." There's only one problem with that: there's no evidence that the US's mass surveillance programs have ever prevented a major terrorist attack. (more…)

Experts Expect Surveillance Power Grab After Paris Attacks

When CIA Director John Brennan took the stage at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Monday, he told the audience his remarks would be different than the ones he had prepared to give before Friday's attacks in Paris. "They are different because our sensibilities and our souls...

CIA Chief Blasts 'Hand-Wringing' Over Surveillance

Civil liberty advocates are worried that a spate of ISIS attacks will bring a renewed push for more-intense government surveillance, and comments by CIA chief John Brennan won't make them feel any better. Following the downing of Flight 9268, last week's suicide bombings in Beirut, and Friday's Paris massacre, Brennan...

John Brennan, CIA Director Warning: ‘Not The Only Operation’ In ISIS Pipeline [Video]

Speaking at the 2015 Global Security Forum with the Center for Strategic & International Studies, CIA Director John Brennan discussed the terror attacks in Paris. A rumor has circulated for several years that John Brennan is a Muslim, due to the fact that when he was sworn-in as CIA director he used the U.S. Show More Summary

CIA Director Delivers Some Blunt Talk About....Climate Change

In an address this morning, the New York Times says CIA director John Brennan used "unusually raw language" to talk about covert surveillance programs. Here's what Brennan said: In the past several years because of a number of unauthorized...Show More Summary

CIA Chief Blasts Concern Over Spy Practices

CIA Director John Brennan denounced “hand-wringing” over intrusive spying and said that leaks of classified information had made it harder to identify terrorists, the New York Times reports.  

Teenage Hackers Return With New List of Government Employees

The hacktivist group that hacked John Brennan’s AOL email account is back after a brief hiatus.

ISIS Has More Major Attacks In The Pipeline, CIA Chief Warns As Threats To Washington Arise

ISIS may be planning more major attacks in vein of this weekend’s deadly attacks in Paris, the head of the CIA is warning. Speaking at a forum in Washington, CIA Director John Brennan said the threat is greater to Europe than to the United States, but noted that the Paris terrorist attack will likely not... Show More Summary

After Paris Attacks, C.I.A. Director Rekindles Debate Over Surveillance

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The director, John O. Brennan, criticized “hand-wringing” over spying by governments and said that restrictions on surveillance made it harder to find terrorists.

CIA chief warns Islamic State may have other attacks ready

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director John Brennan on Monday warned that the attacks in Paris were not a “one-off event” and that the Islamic State may already be preparing similar operations.

CIA Director Criticizes Privacy Protections

CIA head John Brennan criticized reforms that protect Americans’ privacy in the wake of the Paris attacks. …Brennan said Monday he suspects the Islamic State is currently working on more terrorist plots against the West following Friday’s attack in Paris that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more. He also criticized new privacy [...]

Read the CIA Director’s Thoughts on the Paris Attacks

CIA Director John Brennan talked about his thoughts on the Paris attacks, ISIS and the possibility of terrorism on U.S. soil Monday. In a previously arranged appearance at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, Brennan said it is likely that ISIS has other attacks planned. Below is a transcript of…

Future Paris-Like Attacks by Islamic State Likely - CIA Director

US CIA Director John Brennan said that the attacks in Paris were "deliberately planned," and likely coordinated over the course of "several months."

CIA Director Says ISIS Likely Has Other Attacks Planned

CIA Director John Brennan said he thinks ISIS has other missions planned after Friday’s deadly attack in Paris. Speaking at a Center for Strategic & International Studies forum Monday, Brennan called ISIS “an organization of murderous sociopaths” and said of the Paris attack, “I certainly would not consider it a one-off event. It is clear…

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