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How Militarized Cops Use the Intrusive Technology Stingray, and Much More, to Intrude on Our Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: police, surveillance, militarization, human rights, privacy )

- 158 days ago -
With all this techno-triumphalism permeating our digitally saturated world, it's hardly surprising that law enforcement would look to technology - "smart policing," anyone? - to help reestablish public trust after numerous civilian deaths.
Everyday Erinyes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Black Lives Matter, Erinyes, Furies, Fury, Guns, Guttony, killed by Police, Labor, labor unions, Lockheed-Martin, NAACP, NLRB, OUR Walmart, outrage, petition, politics, productivity gains, Racism, retaliation, surveillance, Walmart, white supremacy )

- 333 days ago -
A new installment on TomCat's blog highlighting outrages that appear to call for intervention by the Greek Furies.
Hold NSA Accountable for Illegal Data Collection | ForceChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: surveillance, spying, snooping, Patriot Act, cell phone data, invasion of privacy, government illegal actions, NSA, National Security, Police State, Fascism, Free Speech, Freedom, Tyranny, data collection )

- 537 days ago -
The NSA's invasive collection of massive amounts of cell phone data has just been ruled illegal and those responsible for the program must be held accountable. A simple slap on the wrist or demotion will not suffice to right wrongs by zealous snoopers.
Bill Maher Blasts 'Useless Obama Hacks' Who Refuse To Criticize NSA Surveilance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA spying, Bill Maher, liberals, conservatives, rights, freedoms, surveillance, police state, usa, politics, government, americans, obama )

- 835 days ago -
He pointed fingers at liberals who refuse to criticize surveillance under President Obama's administration. During the segment he said, "If this was happening under Bush, liberals would be apoplectic
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Transparency From the NSA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, surveillance, privacy rights, politics, news, obama, government, ethics, media, usa, war )

- 989 days ago -
The USA Freedom Act, introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., would limit the NSA's ability to collect data on individuals unless they're involved in a criminal enterprise.
Snowden - 'No Way I Can Come Home and Make My Case to a Jury'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Snowden, NSA, spying, surveillance, Obama, freedoms, constitution, americans, abuse, terrorism, national security, whistleblowers, spying, terrorists, data colletion, law, congress )

- 1007 days ago -
"One only need to look at the case of Thomas Drake to see how the government doesn't have a good history of handling legitimate reports of wrongdoing within the system," Mr. Snowden said.
NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake Discusses Meeting Snowden & Most Critical Revelations From Him (So Far)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, Secrecy, Edward Snowden, Surveillance, Whistleblowers, Privacy, Thomas Drake, Fourth Amendment, James Risen )

- 1101 days ago -
We spent a number of hours with him talking about a whole range of subjects. He's truly a remarkable person, very centered, very engaging, has a wicked sense of humor, very up on world events--following everything he can in the U.S....
Former Judge Admits Flaws With Secret FISA Court
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: James Robertson, NSA, surveillance, FISA, court, American Civil Liberties Union, metadata, flawed system )

- 1205 days ago -
James Robertson said the system is flawed because of its failure to allow legal adversaries to question the government's actions. Much of the NSA's surveillance is overseen by the FISA court, which meets in secret and renders rulings that are classified.
America's Most Anti-Democratic Institution: How the Imperial Presidency Threatens U.S. National Security
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, constitution, executive branch, ethics, freedoms, government, lies, usa, secrecy, surveillance, drones, NDAA, foreign policy, domestic policy, POTUS, agencies, NSA, CIA, FBI )

- 1233 days ago -
It's evil, lawless and authoritarian. And as NSA leaker Snowden has shown us, its aims are to be all-powerful. ... The Executive Branch is also America's most undemocratic and thus unamerican institution.
US Orders Verizon to Disclose Millions of Phone Records
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Verizon, Disclosure phone records, civil liberties, Constitutional Rights, surveillance )

- 1239 days ago -
Civil liberties groups said the details of the report were "stunning". The US Center for Constitutional Rights said it appeared to be "the broadest surveillance order to ever have been issued".
State of Fear
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, surveillance, non violent dissent, suspects, freedoms )

- 1385 days ago -
The FBI documents are not only a chilling example of how widespread this surveillance and obstruction has become, they are an explicit warning by the security services to all who consider dissent. Anyone who defies corporate power, ... is a suspect.
Surging Surveillance: Shocking Number of Cell Users' Data Tracked
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, elections, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda, surveillance )

- 1570 days ago -
Cell phone surveillance has surged dramatically with over 1.3 million requests made last year by law enforcement agencies to cell phone companies for users' data, according to the results of a Congressional investigation released Monday.
Illegitimi Non Carborundum
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, New York Times, Washington Post, Senator Arlen Specter, Senator Patrick Leahy, phone records, surveillance, Robert Mueller III )

- 2998 days ago -
The FBI told the NY Times & the Washington Post that it had illegally obtained the phone records of reporters in their Indonesian bureaus in 2004. The agency's director called each newspaper to apologize. Is that enough? NO, say Senators Specter & Leahy.
U.S. Spies Want to Find Terrorists in World of Warcraft
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: surveillance, data mining )

- 3145 days ago -
the U.S. intelligence community is working to develop software that will detect violent extremists infiltrating World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer games, according to a data-mining report from the Director of National Intelligence.
Privacy as You Know It Is Dead--But You Can Bring It Back
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, government, politics, corruption, surveillance, spitzerfreedoms )

- 3150 days ago -
When a man as powerful as Elliot Spitzer can be felled by a wiretap, what hope do any of us have in a world where our every movement, spoken word, and action is being catalogued in a database?

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