Spying and Surveillance

America’s Roads Have Been Turned Into A Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
America’s Roads Have Been Turned Into A Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid

All over America today there are state and local governments that are drowning in debt. Many have chosen to use “traffic enforcement” as a way to raise desperately needed revenue. According to the National Motorist Association, issuing speeding tickets raises somewhere between 4.5 billion and 6 billion dollars in the United States each year. And the average price of a speeding ticket just keeps going up.

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FBI Thinks They Don’t Need Warrants To Spy On Email, Facebook, and Other Electronic Communication

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
FBI Thinks They Don’t Need Warrants To Spy On Email, Facebook, and Other Electronic Communication

New documents reveal that the Department of Justice takes a similar stance to that of the IRS in claiming that they do not necessarily need warrants to spy on emails, Twitter direct messages, Facebook chats and other private communications of Americans.

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Are All Telephone Calls Recorded and Accessible to the US Government?

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Are All Telephone Calls Recorded and Accessible to the US Government?

Every telephone conversation Americans have with one another on US soil, with or without a search warrant – “is being captured as we speak”.

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Obama to Appoint Telecom Industry Lobbyist to Head FCC

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Obama to Appoint Telecom Industry Lobbyist to Head FCC

President Barack Obama will nominate venture capitalist and former wireless and cable lobbyist Tom Wheeler on Wednesday to head the Federal Communications Commission, and Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Glenn Greenwald on the High Cost of Government Secrecy Post-Boston

Posted by on April 27, 2013 in Censorship, Spying and Surveillance with 3 Comments
Glenn Greenwald on the High Cost of Government Secrecy Post-Boston

The violent Boston rampage triggered a local and federal response that, according to journalist Glenn Greenwald, adds a new dimension to troubling questions about government secrecy, overreach, and what we sacrifice in the name of national security. Greenwald joins Bill to peel back layers that reveal what the Boston bombings and drone attacks have in common, and how secrecy leads to abuse of government power.

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How The Boston Bombing Is Already Being Exploited To Introduce Tyranny

Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Corruption, Spying and Surveillance with 3 Comments
How The Boston Bombing Is Already Being Exploited To Introduce Tyranny

True crisis lay in what we refuse to see, and the greatest crisis today is not the bombing of a marathon, but the destruction of our freedoms in the name of “security.” The bottom line? Our civil liberties are not up for compromise. Period. Shootings, bombs, nukes, nothing! There is no rationalization that will ever make tyranny a moral enterprise.

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CISPA: U.S. Employees Set To Be Forced To Give Bosses Their Facebook PASSWORDS

Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
CISPA: U.S. Employees Set To Be Forced To Give Bosses Their Facebook PASSWORDS

An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.

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NSA Data Center Front and Center in Debate Over Liberty, Security and Privacy

Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
NSA Data Center Front and Center in Debate Over Liberty, Security and Privacy

It’s really a– turnkey situation, where it could be turned quickly and become a totalitarian state pretty quickly,” he said. “The capacities to do that is being set up. Now it’s a question of if we get the wrong person in office, or if certain people set up their network internally in government, they could make that happen quickly.”

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IRS Says It Can Read Your Emails and Texts Without a Warrant

Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
IRS Says It Can Read Your Emails and Texts Without a Warrant

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed that agents do not need warrants to read people’s emails, text messages and other private electronic communications, according to internal agency documents.

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DHS Is Spying On Peaceful Protesters, Says It’s Legal

Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
DHS Is Spying On Peaceful Protesters, Says It’s Legal

On Tuesday, the advocacy group Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released new documents that show the Department of Homeland Security is conducting surveillance on peaceful protest groups, like Occupy Wall Street. DHS is claiming it has every right to keep track on peaceful demonstrators, but critics say it’s an abuse of their power.

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Two Out of Every Three Americans Lost Fourth Amendment Protections to DHS

Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Two Out of Every Three Americans Lost Fourth Amendment Protections to DHS

Two out of every three people reading this could have your electronic devices searched, without there being any reasonable suspicion, because the Department of Homeland Security has decided that such search and seizures do not violate your Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

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Little-Known Cell Phone Surveillance Tool Raises Concerns By Judges, Privacy Activists

Little-Known Cell Phone Surveillance Tool Raises Concerns By Judges, Privacy Activists

The investigations used a device known as a StingRay, which simulates a cellphone tower and enables agents to collect the serial numbers of individual cellphones and then locate them. Although law enforcement officials can employ StingRays and similar devices to locate suspects, privacy groups and some judges have raised concerns that the technology is so invasive — in some cases effectively penetrating the walls of homes — that its use should require a warrant.

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Fusion Center Director: We Don’t Spy on Americans, Just Anti-Government Americans

Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 3 Comments
Fusion Center Director: We Don’t Spy on Americans, Just Anti-Government Americans

Davis said his office places its focus on international plots, “domestic terrorism and certain groups that are anti-government. We want to kind of take a look at that and receive that information.”

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US Plan Calls for More Scanning of Private Web Traffic, Email

Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
US Plan Calls for More Scanning of Private Web Traffic, Email

More private sector employees than ever before, including those at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies, will have their emails and Web surfing scanned as a precaution against cyber attacks.

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FBI’s National Security Letters Deemed Unconstitutional

Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
FBI’s National Security Letters Deemed Unconstitutional

Last week, a Federal judge decided that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not been honoring the US Constitution. For several years now, the FBI has been writing hundreds of thousands of “national security letters” to businesses asking employers to disclose private information regarding their clients and bypassing the process of a warrant or subpoena.

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