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Watch CIA director John Brennan lie about spying on congress

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In March 2014, Senator Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on Senate Select Intelligence Committee members who were compiling a report on CIA torture programs. John Brennan went on television and told the world it wasn't true.

CIA confirms CIA spied on senate investigators examining CIA torture programs

In March 2014, McClatchy newspaper published a bombshell story revealing that the CIA spied on Senate Select Intelligence Committee investigators looking into CIA torture. During negotiations about the preparation of the committee's long-awaited report on CIA torture programs, the spy agency had told investigators they could only view CIA documents on CIA computers in a CIA controlled facility.

"Global stop and frisk policy": Government can label you or anyone else a terrorist on a whim

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Listen to The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux discuss the Obama administration's watch-list policy, what Scahill calls a "global stop and frisk program."

Hunted: Government harassment of journalists and attorneys threatens core democratic values

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Obama's loosening of watch-list guidelines makes the US less safe

Scary future: US military has developed a bullet that stalks its prey

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Writers and artists pen letter against mass surveillance

A group of 29 artists signed on to the following open letter urging congressional leaders to take action to stop dragnet NSA surveillance. The plea comes months after a PEN American study found that 1 in 6 authors surveyed "avoided writing or speaking on a topic they thought would subject them to surveillance." Nearly one in three has "curtailed or avoided social media activities" in the face of omnipresent government monitoring.

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