Almost nobody believes President Barack Obama’s pledge to implement a series of self-policing policies to rein in government spying will amount to much, according to the results of a Rasmussen weekend poll.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee set the wheels in motion this week for a comprehensive review of how it plans to clamp down on virtual currencies like Bitcoin.
For years, the Central Intelligence Agency denied that it kept a file on linguist, polemicist and MIT Professor Noam Chomsky related to his decades of brazen political activism. But in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Foreign Policy, the agency included documents proving that it kept an eye on Chomsky throughout […]
If you’ve paid any attention to the national headlines at all over the past couple of months, you’re well-aware that your privacy is under attack in our technological society. Barring a complete embrace of a Luddite philosophy, you probably can’t hope to totally protect your privacy; but there are easy ways to avert snoops. The […]
On Sunday, CBS moderator Bob Schieffer invited former NSA head retired Gen. Michael Hayden to appear on “Face the Nation” to discuss privacy and government spying. Schieffer’s choice should be both revealing and infuriating to any American who rejects the notion that government has the right to violate citizen privacy.
Technology is making it easier than ever for the surveillance state to flourish. America now knows that the National Security Agency is involved in the bulk collection of electronic communication data; wireless technology has made hacking, by government officials or criminals, a breeze for people with the right set of skills; and just about anything […]
Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), a 73-year-old civil rights icon on par with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., stepped away from the thinking of many of his Congressional peers in a recent interview with The Guardian, in praising whistle-blower Edward Snowden as a man appealing to “a higher law.” Via The Guardian: Asked in interview with […]
If you support National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and believe that his actions were well-intentioned and benefit the public good, your government views you as a potential terrorist who may be as dangerous as an al-Qaida operative. According to remarks made by former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden during a speech on cybersecurity […]
Following the revelations about the National Security Agency’s vast and unConstitutional spying, many politicians have said: The tactics the NSA uses, even the unConstitutional ones, protect the American public from terrorists. As it turns out, law enforcement agencies at all levels of the Federal government employ similar tactics.
This article, written by Former Congressman Ron Paul, first appeared at the-free-foundation.org, the temporary home for his weekly column until his personal web page is up and running. In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong […]