Wackobirds, you are officially vindicated in your worries over domestic drone use: FBI Director Robert Mueller told Senate lawmakers Wednesday that the agency has several drones and has yet to adopt strict policies and guidelines for use of the aircraft. But according to Mueller’s testimony, the lack of policies to protect American citizens’ privacy has […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
A software update to recent models of the Apple iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will soon have AT&T cellular customers scratching their heads, trying to figure out a way to decline “Presidential” alerts from automatically appearing on their screens.
In full-on damage-control mode, the head of the National Security Agency claimed that more than 50 potential terrorist plots throughout the world were thwarted because his agency has the ability to collect communication information through the program recently exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
The potential GOP candidate who stands to glean the greatest number of crossover votes nationwide is none other than corpulent New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. A new Gallup poll shows what many conservatives have known for a long time: Christie is more beloved outside his own party than within it.
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Mainstream media is, thus far, characteristically mum on coverage of the event— but what is expected to be the largest gathering of Tea Party activists since 2010 will converge on Washington D.C. Tuesday in protest of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservatives. The event, dubbed the Audit the IRS Rally, will occur from […]
The U.S. Senate tossed a provision in the Gang of Eight’s controversial attempt at bipartisan-backed immigration reform, voting 54-39 against a measure that would have mandated the construction of a 700-mile long border fence physically separating the U.S. from Mexico. The vote largely ran along party lines, although Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and four other […]
It’s not just Americans who are concerned about the U.S. government’s secret spying programs. An international coalition of nonprofit organizations focused on civil liberties abuses sent a letter to Congress Tuesday urging lawmakers to protect the privacy of U.S. citizens, as well as those of people everywhere. The coalition also expressed concern over information-sharing between […]
A young North Carolina couple returning from a Father’s Day outing with their infant daughter slowed down for a DUI checkpoint in Brunswick County, N.C., Sunday evening. That’s when the driver of an SUV nearer the front of the line made an alleged attempt to escape, and seven cops allegedly started shooting. The couple, Jared […]