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EFF: Forcing Suspects To Decrypt Electronic Information Is UnConstitutional

EFF: Forcing Suspects To Decrypt Electronic Information Is UnConstitutional

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief in a Federal court Wednesday in a bid to fight government efforts to violate Americans’ 5th Amendment rights by forcing people under investigation to decrypt their electronic files.

Defund The NSA

On Wednesday, House lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the Defense Appropriations Bill that will include an amendment presented by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to defund portions of the National Security Agency’s data-collection efforts. The amendment, proposed by Representative Justin Amash (R-MI), would end the NSA’s “authority for the blanket collection of records under […]

NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. But it can’t search its own email database.

Tracking Everyone All The Time, Cops Log Data On American Motorists

Tracking Everyone All The Time, Cops Log Data On American Motorists

The American Civil Liberties Union released a report Wednesday indicating that American law enforcement largely considers simply traveling in an automobile reason enough to track American citizens and log their movements.

NYPD Police State Head Ray Kelly Could Be Tapped To Lead DHS

If you like the police state feel of post-9/11 New York City, you’re going to love this: President Barack Obama and Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer have been touting NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the man to take the reins at the Department of Homeland Security following news of Janet Napolitano’s leaving office. […]

NSA Spying Bashed By Bipartisan Group Of House Lawmakers

House Judiciary Committee lawmakers grilled top Obama Administration officials Wednesday over National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s revelations that the agency collects American communications data in bulk. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole testified before a bipartisan group of lawmakers, reasserting the Administration’s claim that the NSA’s tactics “achieve the right balance” between protecting American […]

Us Against Them: Strange Bedfellows Suing The NSA Illustrate Government Against People Reality

Us Against Them: Strange Bedfellows Suing The NSA Illustrate Government Against People Reality

A lawsuit filed against the National Security Agency by a coalition of 19 organizations illustrates how some Federal policies violate American rights, regardless of demographics, political affiliation or personal beliefs.

International Community Continues To Fret Over U.S. Spying

Countries around the world are taking different approaches to address concerns over the United States’ National Security Agency Spying initiatives exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden recently. According to Izvestia, Russian intelligence officials have made steps to going back to using paper documents to communicate certain sensitive information. Russia’s Federal Guard Service recently ordered 20 Triumph […]

Former NSA Employee, Whistleblower Thomas Drake: Time For A New American Revolution

During a Restore the Fourth rally in Washington D.C. last week, former National Security Agency employee-turned-whistleblower Thomas Drake called on Americans to revolt against government surveillance and information control. “I call for a new American Revolution declaring our independence from the surveillance state and government control of information,” he said. Drake went on to decry […]

The Feds Are Spying On Your Snail Mail Too

Amid reports of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance efforts centered on collecting electronic communications data, many Americans have expressed concern about their privacy on the technological front. A new report indicates that the government is spying on snail mail too.

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