November 14, 2014
Paul Lawrance Activist Post Since 2007 the Justice Department has been scooping up Americans' cell phone data via devices called “dirtboxes” that are deployed on aircraft to mimic cellphone towers. It's called the U.S. Marshal Service Program, which has a stated goal of ‘hunt ...
August 5, 2014
Activist Post The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a video by acclaimed documentarian Brian Knappenberger (The Internet's Own Boy) that explores how and why an unlikely coalition of advocacy organizations launched an airship over the National Security Agency's Utah data center. ...
June 27, 2014
- Diverse Groups Fly Airship Over NSA’s Utah Data Center to Protest Illegal Spying Activist Post The environmental campaigning group Greenpeace, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) joined forces today to fly an airship over the NSA ...
June 27, 2014
Kurt Opsahl Electronic Frontier Foundation Unfortunately, it appears that the lure of bulk surveillance is not just a temptation for the federal government. Last summer, about a month after new leaks exposed the NSA’s bulk content PRISM program, Cyrus Vance, Jr., the District Attorney for M ...
June 15, 2014
Activist Post The NSA's counterpart in the UK, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has been exposed for its close cooperation in the global spy network. GCHQ records hundreds of millions of pieces of telephone and Internet communications daily and shares that information with the N ...
June 5, 2014
- Abby Martin Abby Martin Breaks the Set with an exclusive interview with NSA whistleblowers Bill Binney & Kirk Wiebe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_5e-ymbRF4 Follow Abby on Twitter.
May 4, 2014
Melissa Melton Activist Post Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. - C.S. Lewis The latest leaks from former ex-National Security Administration contractor Edward Snowden aren’t really “leaks” or even revelations ...
May 3, 2014
- Livestream Lively debate on the surveillance state with journalist Glenn Greenwald and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian versus former NSA chief Michael Hayden and war on terror cheerleader Alan Dershowitz. Debate starts at the 29-minute mark.
April 17, 2014
Josh del Sol Activist Post A look at what utility companies, PUCs, and the former CIA director have to say about the ‘smart’ meters, data-mining, and surveillance — sans propaganda. It’s always a drag to find out when a friend is saying one thing to your face, and another ...
March 22, 2014
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Rainey Reitman Electronic Frontier Foundation Today, President Obama is meeting with prominent American tech companies to discuss the ongoing NSA spying controversy. This comes just two days after Rajesh De, the general counsel of the NSA, stated before a ...
March 21, 2014
Jon Rappoport Activist Post In 1988, when I writing my first book, AIDS INC., I pointed out that medical ops would become superb population control enterprises. They claim to be politically neutral and, of course, humane. Since then, many chickens have come home to ...
March 13, 2014
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Activist Post One of the original NSA whistleblowers, Thomas Drake, revealed his insider knowledge of government surveillance of U.S. citizens to Baltimore Sun reporter Siobhan Gorman in 2005. His eventual revelations about the subversion of the U.S. Constitutio ...
March 12, 2014
- Democracy Now The spat between the CIA and its Congressional overseers has intensified after Senator Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to directly accuse the CIA of spying in an effort to undermine a probe of the agency's torture and rendition program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuX9le ...
March 11, 2014
Melissa Melton Activist Post We’ve entered Mel Brooks level government comedy. Can someone play a sad song on the world’s smallest violin for this woman? In the ultimate dictionary definition act of hypocrisy, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ...
March 6, 2014
Dave Maas Electronic Frontier Foundation Remember when Rep. Mike Rogers likened opponents of pernicious cybersecurity legislation to 14-year-olds? It turns out that middle-school-age students are also well-prepared to debate him on the NSA's programs as well. EFF congratulates students from two ...
February 23, 2014
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Nadia Kayyali Electronic Frontier Foundation The NSA appears to have been involved in the surveillance of privileged attorney-client communications, and the legal community is not happy about it. The New York Times reports that communications between ...
February 16, 2014
Activist Post Since the Edward Snowden revelations about NSA spying began, the scope of the surveillance dragnet continues to expand with each new release. First, it was citizens who became outraged after the real-time capabilities for surveilling every form of their ...
February 13, 2014
Activist Post The movement to thwart NSA spying at the state level continues to grow, with Iowa becoming the 15th state to consider legislation denying support to the spy agency. On Wednesday, Iowa state Senator Jake Chapman introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act. If SF2172 becomes law, ...
February 11, 2014
Adi Kamdar Electronic Frontier Foundation Since June, ongoing revelations about the NSA's activities have shown us the expanding scope of government surveillance. Today is the day people around the world are demanding an end to mass spying. A broad coalition of organizations, companies, and indi ...
February 10, 2014
Activist Post The OffNow coalition has now marched state and local efforts to stop unconstitutional NSA spying right onto the agency’s front porch. Late last week, Maryland State Delegate Michael Smigiel introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act to ...
February 10, 2014
Katitza Rodriguez Electronic Frontier Foundation
In 2013, we learned digital surveillance by the world’s governments knows no bounds. The NSA and other investigative agencies are capturing our phone calls, tracking our location, peering into our address books, and collecting our emails. T ...
February 4, 2014
Activist Post On Monday, an Arizona state senate committee became the first legislative body in the country to pass a bill designed to thwart surveillance programs from the National Security Agency (NSA). Senate Bill 1156 (SB1156), the Arizona 4th Amendment Protection Act, was introduced by Sen ...
January 31, 2014
Activist Post Vermont recently became the 12th state considering legislation to take on NSA spying. On Tuesday, Rep. Teo Zagar (D-Windsor-4-1), along with co-sponsor Reps. Susan Davis (P/D-Orange-1), Patricia Komline (R-Bennington-Rutland) and William Stevens (I-Addison-Rutland) introduced the ...
January 28, 2014
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January 24, 2014
Melissa Melton Activist Post The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has released a scathing report listing off the various ways that the National Security Administration’s metadata sweeps are illegal.
Based on the information provided to the board, including classified b ...
January 23, 2014
- Arizona 4th Amendment Protection Act Introduced, Bans Help to NSA, Use of Warrantless Data in Court.
Activist Post Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward made good on her commitment to introduce legislation that would withdraw all state support of the NSA and hang a big “Spies Not Welcome Here ...
January 22, 2014
Activist Post The state-level effort to turn off water and electricity to the National Security Agency (NSA) got a major boost today as legislators in Tennessee introduced a bill to ban the state from providing material support to the federal agency. A long-standing ...
January 18, 2014
- Breaking The Set Abby Martin calls out Obama's long awaited speech regarding NSA surveillance, dissecting aspects of the speech that suggest no real change to global surveillance policies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoCBygESuyM
January 18, 2014
Jon Rappoport Activist Post In his Friday speech, Obama ignored the essence of the FISA Court, the secret body that’s rubber-stamped warrants to do surveillance for the past 35 years. Most of these requests for warrants come from NSA and the FBI, and only gove ...
January 17, 2014
Jon Rappoport Activist Post Obama just made a Miller Lite speech, to calm fears that NSA spying is a bother and a problem. Not so. All is well. He’ll cut down the NSA practice of spying on people connected to people connected to people of interest. The three layers will become only two. T ...
January 17, 2014
- Youtube Obama's NSA Reforms Speech "Embarrassing" - Julian Assange https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kIZ0uudhYZg
January 16, 2014
The state level campaign to turn off power and electricity to the NSA got a big boost Wednesday. In a bipartisan effort, Washington became first state with a physical NSA location to consider the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, designed to make life extremely difficult for the m ...
January 15, 2014
Chris Carrington Activist Post A report by RT states that the NSA has implanted software in computers around the world that enables them to use surveillance of those machines even when they are off-line. According to the report:
The secret technology uses covert radio waves transmitted from sm ...
January 12, 2014
- Youtube Video: NSA Spies On All Members Of Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPySc2ZmPMU
January 12, 2014
- The Lip TV 40 members of Congress have received sizable contributions from security and intelligence contractors, thus making the intelligence committees they sit on compromised. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiWuPGfB1lE
January 7, 2014
- 10 Ways We're Being Spied on by Big Brother
John W. Whitehead Activist Post [A security camera] doesn’t respond to complaint, threats, or insults. Instead, it just watches you in a forbidding manner. Today, the surveillance state is so deeply enmeshed in our data devices that we don&rsqu ...
January 6, 2014
- Kansas and Missouri Seek to Prohibit Use Of Illegally Gathered Electronic Data
Activist Post As federal judges and lawyers squabble over the constitutionality of NSA data gathering, state legislators in Kansas and Missouri have taken steps to thwart its practical effect and protect the privacy ...
January 4, 2014
- Youtube VIDEO: Greenwald DESTROYS Another Establishment Hack
January 1, 2014
Stephen Lendman Activist Post On December 29, Der Spiegel headlined "Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit." It's "considered to be (its) top secret weapon." Its covert network "infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveri ...
December 29, 2013
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Chris Carrington Activist Post A simple discussion about the NSA turned into a major trauma for staff at WABC radio earlier today. Aaron Klein's radio program started suffering ‘technical problems’ during an interview with Larry Klayman, the lawyer ...
December 28, 2013
Stephen Lendman Activist Post A previous article said the following: On June 11, the ACLU filed suit. It challenged "the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' phone records." It argued that doing so violates Fourth a ...
December 27, 2013
Melissa Melton Activist Post A federal judge just ruled that the NSA practice of wholesale spying on millions of Americans’ phone calls and emails is perfectly legal and does not violate the Constitution, dismissing a lawsuit brought forth by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
December 26, 2013
Rainey Reitman Electronic Frontier Foundation When it comes to the fight for free expression and privacy in technology, 2013 changed everything. This was the year we received confirmation and disturbing details about the NSA programs that are sweeping up information on hundreds of millions of pe ...
December 25, 2013
Stephen Lendman Activist Post On December 23, he told the Washington Post:
For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished. I already won.
As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to ...
December 24, 2013
Hanni Fakhoury Electronic Frontier Foundation The historic decision handed down by D.C. federal judge Richard Leon last week that found the NSA's bulk collection of phone records likely violated the Fourth Amendment is a crucial first step towards protecting digital privacy from suspicionless gov ...
December 23, 2013
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Madison Ruppert Activist Post In an attempt to prevent a federal judge from ruling on the constitutionality of surveillance programs operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Obama administration told the court that litigating the case ...
December 15, 2013
Activist Post The ACLU's holiday parody video is making the rounds. Though it's lighthearted, it concludes with a definitive call to action to end the NSA's illegal spying activities. Every week brings new revelations about the depth of the dragnet digital surveillance under which most of the pl ...
December 11, 2013
Madison Ruppert Activist Post A new report by The Washington Post reveals that the National Security Agency (NSA) uses Google cookies to pinpoint people for “remote exploitation” and surveillance, citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden. This comes aft ...
December 9, 2013
Madison Ruppert Activist Post The American National Security Agency (NSA) and British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been secretly monitoring online multiplayer games like World of Warcraft for years in an attempt to uncover terrorist activity, according to reports. The two a ...
November 29, 2013
Shane Trejo Activist Post Everywhere you turn, there is a tenured bureaucrat repeating the same lies in support of the NSA. Whether it is someone like Peter King on the right, or Dianne Feinstein on the left, it is always a version of “the NSA needs to destroy our rights in order to make u ...