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PBC News & Comment: Confirmation of the United States of Surveillance

Glenn Greenwald exposes supersecret FISA Court order to Verizon to turn over all phone records daily; Big Brother always watching everyone...Al Gore breaks silence, tweets "blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?"

--read Glenn Greenwald's initial article and the court order here

--more spy news breaking, as Guardian reports PRISM gives government access to search engine data

--in a chilling excerpt from our in-depth interview, reporter Beau Hodai says electronic surveillance is not limited to NSA

--Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) co-authors bill to ban use of armed drones in the US

--first statement from new Prime Minister of Pakistan calls for an end to US drone strikes

--protesters in Turkey issue some demands, Erdogan dismisses them

--more guards deployed to Gitmo as hunger strike continues

--former Congressman Duke Cunningham released from prison after long stretch for bribery