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PBC News & Comment: Key Senators Turn Against NSA Surveillance

Senators of both parties challenge NSA on lies about phone records collection, as Greenwald reveals “X-Keyscore”, massive data dragnet…Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC podcast!

–in op-ed, Sen. Feinstein spins up NSA talking points that are contradicted by latest Snowden leak,  embraces ideas she demagogued 7 months ago

–Greenwald’s detailed article about XKeyscore is a must read

–federal appeals court rules that warrant not required for cops to demand location info from cell phone carriers, in part because the use of cellphones is “entirely voluntary”

–we express gratitude to Bradley Manning, and recap his key disclosures

–in San Diego, DEA pays $4 million to man who was locked in a cell and forgotten for 4 days with no food, water, bathroom

–Jay Leno joins the call for California Gov. Brown to get involved in ending prison hunger strike

–Oakland approves federally-funded total surveillance program