This article, written by Kara Brandeisky, was originally published by ProPublica on April 3. Ten months after Edward Snowden’s first disclosures, three main legislative proposals have emerged for surveillance reform: one from President Obama, one from the House Intelligence Committee, and one proposal favored by civil libertarians. All the plans purport to end the bulk […]
This post, written by legislative analyst Mark Jaycox, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on April 2. Representatives Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced HR 4291, the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act (.pdf), to end the collection of all Americans’ calling records using Section 215 of […]
President Richard Nixon’s faithful secretary Rose Mary Woods famously claimed to have stretched to answer a phone call when she inadvertently erased 18 ½ crucial minutes of the Watergate tapes. This week, National Intelligence Director James Clapper was awarded the 9th annual National Security Archive Rosemary Award for worst open-government performance, named for the 37th […]
When National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ communications metadata, surveillance apologists argued that there was nothing to worry about because the amount of information the government could obtain from the raw data was minimal. But new research out from Stanford University reveals that metadata is capable of providing […]
Last week, we brought you coverage from the Conservative Political Action Conference and news that Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won the annual straw poll for top Presidential contender by a landslide. Now, the results for the rest of the 2014 CPAC straw poll are in, providing that some of the other observations we made during […]
This article was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Changing Technology Demands New Rules for Police San Francisco — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to set limits on warrantless searches of cellphones, arguing in two cases before the court that changing technology demands new guidelines for when the […]
I’ve written several articles questioning Edward Snowden’s past history. Now, another serious point comes to light. Snowden claims he raised concerns about NSA spying more than 10 times before he went rogue with stolen files.
In what is likely not an isolated incident, investigators at one Florida police department used powerful cellphone-tracking technology on at least 200 occasions without ever notifying judges or seeking warrants for the intrusive surveillance.
If you got full-frontal during a webcam chat on Yahoo Messenger in the latter part of the last decade (we hope you didn’t… then or ever), there’s a possibility that spies at the British GCHQ spy agency as well as some at the U.S. National Security Agency got a look at your junk. According to […]
The U.S. political system is on a theft binge of consuming the assets of Americans by whatever method it can contrive. It is financial war and the political system is winning, backed by the police power of the State. Any thinking person can clearly see that the U.S. system is collapsing. Better said, it is self destructing in many ways.