Spying and Surveillance

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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Bank Acount Info Belongs to CIA, Says US Government

Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 2 Comments
Bank Acount Info Belongs to CIA, Says US Government

In an attempt to pursue terrorists across the globe, the Obama administration has proposed legislation that will give spy agencies access to citizens’ finances. Currently, the FBI is the only agency that has access to these databases, but the plan will give the CIA and NSA the same access.

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Freedom of (Some) Information: US ‘National Security’ Hampers Data Access

Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Freedom of (Some) Information: US ‘National Security’ Hampers Data Access

US ‘national security’ hampers freedom of information data access

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Leaked Document: Military Internment Camps In U.S To Be Used For Political Dissidents

Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 11 Comments
Leaked Document: Military Internment Camps In U.S To Be Used For Political Dissidents

Internment camps for political dissidents in the U.S. is not just a conspiracy theory. The Department of Army document entitled “INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS” or FM 3-39.40 proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt. Here’s the download Link so you can read for yourself. The Army is hiring for these internment camps. Seee: US Army Careers & Jobs:Internment/Resettlement Specialist (31E)

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Grocery Loyalty Card Purchases Surveilled By Insurance Companies To Raise Rates and Deny Claims

Posted by on March 4, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Grocery Loyalty Card Purchases Surveilled By Insurance Companies To Raise Rates and Deny Claims

The Wall Street Journal reports that grocery store loyalty card purchases are being surveilled by insurance companies to raise rates and deny claims.

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Anonymous Leaks Alleged Data on BofA Execs’ Efforts to Spy and Collect Information On Private Citizens

Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Bankers & Wall St., Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Anonymous Leaks Alleged Data on BofA Execs’ Efforts to Spy and Collect Information On Private Citizens

Hacktivist group says 14GB of data includes evidence Bank of America engaged in an effort to “spy and collect information on private citizens.”

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Ragtime: Code Name of NSA’s Secret Domestic Intelligence Program Revealed

Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Ragtime: Code Name of NSA’s Secret Domestic Intelligence Program Revealed

More than a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a set of extraordinary and secretive surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency has been institutionalized, and they have grown.

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Abby Martin: No Privacy with Smart Meters (Big Brother Watch)

Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Spying and Surveillance with 2 Comments
Abby Martin: No Privacy with Smart Meters (Big Brother Watch)

Abby Martin takes a look at Smart Meters, how they work, and the threat they pose to personal privacy when energy corporations can record, monitor, and even control your daily activities in your private residence.

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New Anti-Piracy System To Hit U.S. Internet Users on Monday

Posted by on February 24, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 3 Comments
New Anti-Piracy System To Hit U.S. Internet Users on Monday

Starting Monday, most U.S. Internet users will be subject to a new copyright enforcement system that could force them to complete educational programs, and even slow their Internet speeds to a crawl.

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Revenge Hack: Anonymous Dump US State Department Database On the Web

Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 2 Comments
Revenge Hack: Anonymous Dump US State Department Database On the Web

Anonymous claims to have hacked the United States’ State Department website and captured a database, which has now been published on the Internet.

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Obama Signs Executive Order On Cyber Security Ahead of State of the Union Address

Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Obama Signs Executive Order On Cyber Security Ahead of State of the Union Address

Barack Obama has signed an executive order on cybersecurity following rumors that he would do so. In his State of the Union address he cited “growing threat from cyber-attacks” as the reason he used his executive power against the will of lawmakers.

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CISPA’s Back: Hacking, Online Espionage Resurrect Cybersecurity Bill

Posted by on February 9, 2013 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
CISPA’s Back: Hacking, Online Espionage Resurrect Cybersecurity Bill

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act (CISPA) will be reintroduced before the US House next week following a spate of cyber espionage and hacking attacks. Civil liberties advocates have criticized the bill for violating privacy laws.

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