Articles by Ryan Devereaux

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Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them.
Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 8 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – Border Patrol agents quickly began deleting racist and violent posts after the existence of their private Facebook group was reported. Here are some of those posts.

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Obama Administration Finally Releases Its Dubious Drone Death Toll
Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 4 Jul 2016

In a long-anticipated gesture at transparency, the Obama administration on Friday [1 Jul] released an internal assessment of the number of civilians killed by drone strikes in nations where the U.S. is not officially at war.

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The Drone Papers – Manhunting in the Hindu Kush (5 of 8)
Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 26 Oct 2015

Civilian Casualties and Strategic Failures in America’s Longest War

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European Lawmakers Demand Answers on Phone Key Theft
Ryan Devereaux and Cora Currier – The Intercept, 23 Feb 2015

20 Feb 2015 – European officials are demanding answers and investigations into a joint U.S. and U.K. hack of the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile SIM cards, following a report published by The Intercept [on TMS] Thursday [19 Feb 2015].

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Managing a Nightmare: How the CIA Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb
Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 29 Sep 2014

Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.

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Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers
Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 11 Aug 2014

5 Aug 2014 – Nearly half of the 680,000 people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept.

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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 28 Jul 2014

23 Jul 2014 – The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

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Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas
Ryan Devereaux, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras – The Intercept, 26 May 2014

The National Security Agency is secretly intercepting, recording, and archiving the audio of virtually every cell phone conversation on the island nation of the Bahamas. According to documents provided by Edward Snowden, the surveillance is part of a top-secret system – code-named SOMALGET – that was implemented without the knowledge or consent of the Bahamian government.

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UK Court: David Miranda Detention Legal under Terrorism Law
Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 24 Feb 2014

Miranda, a Brazilian national, was carrying secret documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from one reporter to another — from Laura Poitras in Berlin to Miranda’s partner, Glenn Greenwald, in Rio de Janeiro.

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Intercept Editors Win Polk Award for Coverage of Snowden Documents
Ryan Devereaux – The Intercept, 24 Feb 2014

Intercept editors Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras have won the George Polk Award, one of the highest prizes in journalism, for revealing expansive NSA surveillance programs detailed in documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

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US Defends Drone Strikes as ‘Necessary and Just’ in Face of UN Criticism
Ed Pilkington and Ryan Devereaux – The Guardian, 28 Oct 2013

The US government has defended its use of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries in front of the UN, telling that in President Obama’s view the deployment of unmanned aerial attacks against al-Qaida targets was “necessary, legal and just”.

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The Secret History of America’s Nuclear Arsenal
Ryan Devereaux – Rolling Stone, 23 Sep 2013

It was a one-in-a-million bounce: A socket slipped from a wrench and fell about 70 feet before piercing the fuel tank of the most powerful missile in the United States’ nuclear arsenal. What followed was a race to prevent an explosion that could have incinerated the state of Arkansas.

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