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Is there any doubt in anyone's mind that the U.S. government's demand for electronic data directly correlates with the rapid advances taking place in technology? The better the capability to ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 08:03 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
PREFACE Monday's latest National Security Agency document leak story about ICREACH from the folks over at The Intercept is, without question, one of the most important chapters--if not the most ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 73 comments on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 09:41 AM PDT with 81 Recommends
Well this is a confidence booster in the ability of the powers-that-be to "keep us safe" (and accidentally intrude on an uncounted number of innocent lives along the way): The FBI unintentionally ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 06:26 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The Washington Post reports : Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri May 02, 2014 at 05:40 AM PDT with 68 Recommends
Wow, I had no idea that our federal government was so consistently perfect in it's decisions to place people under surveillance. Not once did they step out of line and go too far. Rest assured, ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat May 04, 2013 at 08:52 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Since the Bush coup and the 9/11 hysteria that ushered in Constitutional violations by the basket load there have been a device called a "National Security Letter." These "National Security Letters" ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:30 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
Seven of the members of the 9/11 Commission ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 01:33 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
It’s well known that the FBI has historically abused its power to investigate non-criminal Americans—in the 1960s, the FBI relied on informants and undercover agents to burglarize the ...
by LIBERTY BEAT
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 10:57 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
By Michelle Richardson, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office What do the ACLU, the former director of the NSA and a tech industry lawyer all have in common (...
by ACLU
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 09:13 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Today's Washington Post reports that the Obama Administration is seeking further ...
by Kathleen McClellan
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 07:29 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
From Restore Fairness blog Use this historic opportunity to put pressure on Congress to re-examine provisions of the Patriot Act and create ...
by Lets Breakthrough
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 01:31 PM PST with 17 Recommends
According to e-mails obtained by the Washington Post , the FBI operated outside the law for ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 05:46 AM PST with 47 Recommends
Today’s Washington Post editorial on the Patriot Act reauthorization, “Patriot High ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 05:48 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
While I congratulate President Obama on his achievement in winning the Nobel Peace Prize, that achievement should serve as a reminder to uphold the principles of separation of powers and liberty ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 05:17 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
This morning beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be marking up S.1692, USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2009 (spnsors: Leahy, Feinstein, Cardin, ...
by Vox Libertas
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 08, 2009 at 06:54 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
In the last couple of weeks very important things have been going on in the realm of Civil Liberties, and our concern for issues like Health Care, Iran, Afghanistan and the Chicago bid for the ...
by Vox Libertas
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 03:58 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
I know there are political realities for the Senate Judiciary Committee members, but they ought to get over their apparent fear of "looking soft on terrorism," and realize that the best ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Oct 05, 2009 at 06:24 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
By Suzanne Ito, ACLU Yesterday, Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) introduced the Justice Act , which would provide much-...
by ACLU
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 12:25 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Two men in black appeared in the doorway of the Library Connection in Windsor, Connecticut as though they just stepped off the film set ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 334 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 07:12 PM PST with 918 Recommends
[Quick Refresher: The Ohm Project is a site providing information about threats to Internet privacy and freedom along with advice and tips about how to fight back against these encroachments. Last ...
by ohmproject
Comment Count 237 comments on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 03:43 AM PDT with 417 Recommends