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Who's the target in a surveillance state?

Who's the target in a surveillance state?

06/12/13 08:00PM

Chris Hayes talks about the recent history of government surveillance in America with famed civil rights activist Julian Bond, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion, and former deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton. Correction: A... watch

Photos of Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), and U.S. President Barack Obama are printed on the front pages of local English and Chinese newspapers in Hong Kong in this illustration photo June 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip)

The NSA leak: What the reporter knows

06/12/13 07:03PM


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 What was Edward Snowden, who leaked the news of the NSA's vast collection of phone records and computer data, thinking? The 29-year-old computer technician popped up in Hong Kong and then went underground. Wednesday, Snowden resurfaced in an interview with the English language newspaper the South China Morning Post. read more

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta integration leader, touches his nose as he ponders a question during a news conference in Birmingham, Alabama, Sept. 16, 1963. King said he and other leaders have called for federal Army occupation of Birmingham,...

'We live in a recording studio'

06/12/13 06:38PM


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 On June 11th, 1963 Alabama Governor, George Wallace stood outside of Foster Library at the University of Alabama to prevent two African-American students--Vivian Malone and James Hood--from enrolling. read more

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Majority of Americans say NSA data mining 'acceptable'

06/12/13 12:00PM

A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll found that 56% of Americans consider the NSA's accessing of telephone call records of millions of Americans through secret court orders "acceptable." A 62% majority believe it's more important for the government to investigate terrorist threats, even if those investigations intrude on personal privacy. Also, congrats! You’ve found a missing Minion! Click here to join the hunt for missing Minions and enter for a chance to win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort. read more

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#click3 What you'll look like in 100,000 years

06/11/13 11:46PM

1. Former President George H.W. will turn 89 tomorrow. And to honor the president, fans are encouraged to sport "exuberant socks...and post photos of your socks online."  2.  You're in luck, this is the all-time best freakout brought to you by InfoWars' Alex Jones. Check it out after the jump. 3. Humans 100,000 years from now won't look exactly like Spock. But they will look like this: (Photo: Nikolay Lamm) read more

This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. The Guardian identified Snowden as a source for its reports on...

The Whistleblower Protection Act is not created equal

06/11/13 07:26PM


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 Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified information to the public--and if he's apprehended, as All In with Chris Hayes guest Senator Bernie Sanders said on Monday night, "He will pay the consequences, whatever that may be." No one seems to be debating Snowden's fate. But why not? Is no one entitled to protection, under the law, for blowing a whistle on what they perceive to be wrongful or unjust conduct by the government? read more

Actor Hugh Jackman (L) welcomes actor Tom Cruise to the stage as Jackman hosts the annual shareholders meeting for Walmart in Fayetteville, Arkansas June 7, 2013. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

Celebrities praise Walmart management at shareholders meeting

06/11/13 03:28PM

The world's largest private employer conducts its shareholder meetings in a college sports arena with more than enough seating for the 14,000 employees estimated to attend. The proceedings began with a rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," sung by an employee of Sam's Club while a colossal computer-generated flag waves behind her. The chairman of the board welcomed the crowd, followed by a big dance number meant to showcase the global tapestry that is Wal-Mart's workforce. And that was just the warm-up act. Enter a smiling Hugh Jackman. read more

Philadelphia Mayor  Michael Nutter speaks at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012 on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). US President Barack Obama is expected to accept the nomination...

Philadelphia mayor defends school closures, layoffs

06/11/13 10:16AM

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is defending his city's decision to close 23 schools and lay off thousands of workers in the face of a $304 million deficit—all while Pennsylvania is investing in a $400 million state prison in suburban Philly. Nutter told Chris Hayes Monday night that Pennsylvania's School Reform Commission, which voted in March to close 23 schools, took the "right steps in honest budgeting" after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and the state's Republican-controlled House cut $961 million from its pre-K-12 education budget last year—a 12% cut in education across the state. read more

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06/10/13 11:55PM

1. Renowned children's book author Maurice Sendak would have turned 85 years old today. Google created a "Google Doodle" to honor him. It's so great. 2. Last week Mother Jones came out with a chart expressing the gender gap in Silicon Valley. There, women make 49 cents on the dollar, way less than the national average. So, really we shouldn't be surprised by the photo that Dan Ackerman snapped of the men's bathroom line at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). But somehow, the starkness of the image is just so arresting.
 WWDC explained in one photo. twitter.com/danackerman/st… read more

President and CEO, Walmart International Doug McMillan addresses the crowd on Wal-Mart 's 2012 worldwide sales during the Walmart shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday, June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

Walmart shareholders' meeting: Carefully choreographed, but signs of unrest

06/10/13 03:40PM

The theme of Walmart's annual shareholder meeting last week seemed to be worker-manager harmony: all is at peace in the Walmart kingdom. While spokespeople, special guests and official materials did not explicitly address the labor unrest currently rippling through the company's supply chain, labor activists and striking workers said the company's focus on employee satisfaction was an indirect response to the recent strikes and protests. read more

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#click3 Alert: Ryan Gosling has a doppelganger

06/07/13 09:33PM

1. On Wednesday we found out the government acquired the phone records of Verizon customers. Yikes, but also, tip of the iceberg. Thursday it was revealed that Verizon was in good company: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple. And in Twitter fashion, the Tweeps made funnies. Meta.
 Instant parody accounts are my favorite excuse for a police state. — Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 7, 2013 
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In this his June 27, 2012 file photo, Vic Gundotra, Google senior vice president of Engineering, talks about Google Plus at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco.

Tech struggles to respond after US spying programs laid out

06/07/13 02:33PM

While the nation's intelligence agencies experience a moment of uncomfortable transparency, the role private industry played in the brewing U.S. surveillance programs remains opaque. It's still unclear what companies like Google and Microsoft knew about the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI's program that tapped into their servers to troll through emails, video, and other items, much less what data they turned over to the NSA. read more

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