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Does Video Surveillance Of A Home For A Month Violate The 4th Amendment

This article, originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was written by attorney Hanni Fakhoury. Just because a jogger can see the outside of your home on a public street doesn’t mean you’ve surrendered all your privacy expectations in the home. However, that seemingly obvious concept is being put to the test in a federal […]

Leaked Documents Of Secret Treaty Reveals Danger To Internet Freedom, Freedom Of Speech, Consumer Protections

Leaked Documents Of Secret Treaty Reveals Danger To Internet Freedom, Freedom Of Speech, Consumer Protections

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks released details pertaining to a highly secretive, multinational trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that passage of the NAFTA-esque trade agreement could have a serious negative impact on Internet freedom, innovation, medicine, patent law and civil liberty.

NSA Spying Has Led Writers To Self-Censor

A new survey conducted by a leading literary organization finds that the recent revelations of pervasive spying on American citizens have had a chilling effect on the intellectual freedom, creativity and social discourse of American writers. The PEN American Center, a nonprofit literary group, partnered with the FDR Group to produce the report titled “Chilling […]

U.S. Lawmaker Appeals To European Parliament To Reject NSA Abuses

The Federal government doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of limiting its power to spy on American citizens and international neighbors. Perhaps that’s why Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is looking outside the United States to seek an ally in the fight against unchecked government surveillance — on Monday he asked the European Parliament to […]

Senate Legislation Introduced To Deal With Expected Onslaught Of Domestic Drones

Legislation introduced in the Senate this week would add mandatory privacy controls and transparency provisions to existing legislation meant to guide the United States into an era of widespread government and commercial domestic drone use. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has offered the Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act as an amendment to the Federal Aviation […]

Rand Paul Wants Obama To Say Whether The NSA Spied On The Pope, Wonders If Obama’s Phone Is Tapped Too

Just how powerful is the National Security Agency? That seemed to be the underlying question in a comment Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made Thursday as he pondered whether the NSA was tapping President Barack Obama’s phone in light of revelations that the agency has spied on numerous world leaders and possibly even the Pope. Paul […]

EFF: Forced Decryption Of Electronic Data Is Self-Incrimination And Prohibited By 5th Amendment

Encryption is one of the most important ways to safeguard data from prying eyes. But what happens when those prying belong to the government? Can they force you to break your own encryption and provide them with the information they want?

New Documents Obtained By Electronic Frontier Foundation Confirm: NSA Collects First, Seeks Authorization Later

New Documents Obtained By Electronic Frontier Foundation Confirm: NSA Collects First, Seeks Authorization Later

The government released a second batch of documents yesterday in response to EFF’s ongoing FOIA lawsuit for information concerning Section 215 of the Patriot Act — the provision of law the government relies on to compel the disclosure of records of millions of Americans’ calls.

Intelligence Director Blames Public Anger Over NSA, Not Government Misdeeds, For ‘Erosion Of Trust’ Complicating His Job

Director of National Intelligence James “most truthful, least untruthful” Clapper lamented to a House Intelligence Panel Tuesday that the current criticism facing the National Security Agency is creating an “erosion of trust” within the Nation’s intelligence community. Clapper told the group of lawmakers that Congressional criticism of the tactics carried out by U.S. intelligence agencies […]

Feinstein Continues Crusade To Defend NSA, Even As Senate Democrats And The Author Of The Patriot Act Say The Spy Agency Is Out Of Control

Feinstein Continues Crusade To Defend NSA, Even As Senate Democrats And The Author Of The Patriot Act Say The Spy Agency Is Out Of Control

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has set aside her crusade to take away Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights in recent months to devote the bulk of her energy to ensuring that the Federal government retains its ability to abrogate the 4th Amendment with impunity by conducting unchecked mass surveillance.

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