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Noah Shachtman
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The Daily Beast's cranky bastard.
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Guns-for-hire. Pro hackers. Gallup pollsters. Meet the weird shadow army the US is assembling in Yemen. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/07/inside_yemens_shadow_war_arsenal

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Everyone assumes NSA leaker Edward Snowden is BS'ing when he insists he'll never give classified data to the Russians. Actually, he may be telling the truth. Here's why: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/07/18/what_if_snowdens_laptops_hold_no_secrets

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A decade ago, a Pentagon research project called "Total Information Awareness" sparked a mass panic because of its seemingly Orwellian interest in categorizing and mining every aspect of our digital lives. If this sounds reminiscent of the current uproar over NSA surveillance, you're paying attention. That's because the NSA monitoring tools are very similar to -- and, in many cases are directly based on -- the technology that Total Information Awareness (TIA) tried to use... 

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/19/total_information_awareness_prism_nsa_bush_poindexter

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I know, I know. It sounds like some tinfoil hat conspiracy. But it's all real.

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And they're almost impossible to fake, intel sources tell me...

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I don't think it's the new iPhone factory. But ya never know... http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/google-earth-china-hunh/
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