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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 )

- 1533 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 )

- 1551 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 )

- 1644 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 )

- 1749 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 )

- 1776 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 )

- 1783 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 )

- 1928 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 )

- 2114 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 )

- 3542 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 )

- 3689 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 )

- 3694 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?
FBI Wiretaps Dropped Due to Unpaid Bills
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: surveillance, wiretapping, FBI )

- 3756 days ago -
Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau's repeated failures to pay phone bills on time.
Somebody's Watching You | Center for Media and Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: surveillance, privacy )

- 3757 days ago -
Two leading privacy rights organizations have put together a world map of surveillance societies, rating various nations for their civil liberties records.
Big Brother in America: NYC Police Move Forward With Evil Scheme to Implement License Plate Scanners
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tracking, Surveillance, Police-state, NWO )

- 3771 days ago -
New York City police are moving forward on a multimillion-dollar counter-terrorism initiative, installing more than a hundred license plate readers and eventually thousands of cameras in Lower Manhattan. NY1 Criminal Justice Reporter Solana Pyne takes a l
CIA CRIMINALS: What Congress Already Knew and Knows Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CIA, clandestine intelligence, surveillance, Congress, CIA criminals, intelligence service assassins, torture )

- 3887 days ago -
A report by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, US House of Representatives. It dates back to 1996, but still worth noting and reading to see how much our legislators already knew and still know about our intelligence services.

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