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Win! Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Smart Meter Data

Win! Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Smart Meter Data

The Seventh Circuit just handed down a landmark opinion, ruling 3-0 that the Fourth Amendment protects energy-consumption data collected by smart meters. The court recognized that data from these devices reveals intimate details about what’s going on inside the home that would otherwise be unavailable to the government without a physical search. The court held that residents have a reasonable expectation of privacy in this data and that the government’s access of it constitutes a “search.”

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Greenwald: It Would Be Shocking If the Government WASN’T Spying on You

Written by on November 12, 2015 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 4 Comments
Greenwald: It Would Be Shocking If the Government WASN’T Spying on You

We know from decades of history that actually it’s almost impossible for human beings to avoid abusing surveillance power. It would be shocking if they weren’t abusing it, I think is the lesson of history.

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‘The Snowden Treaty’: Pact to End Mass Spying Would Honor NSA Whistleblower

Written by on September 24, 2015 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 7 Comments
‘The Snowden Treaty’: Pact to End Mass Spying Would Honor NSA Whistleblower

Edward Snowden’s efforts have been credited by renowned whistleblowers like Daniel Ellsberg and Thomas Drake for helping change American surveillance law.

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The U.S. Government Admits to Spying On the Public With Fake Companies

The U.S. Government Admits to Spying On the Public With Fake Companies

The Associated Press recently reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has been flying at least 100 planes across the country that are equipped with video and audio surveillance equipment. This includes the controversial StingRay cellphone surveillance technology. Even more interesting is the fact that these planes are operated by fake front companies used by the government and are rarely given judicial approval.

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Stop the Spies: Australians Rise Up Against Mandatory Data Retention

Written by on October 7, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Stop the Spies: Australians Rise Up Against Mandatory Data Retention

What you searched for before emailing your lawyer. Who you Skyped with afterwards. Who they have Skyped with. Where you were when chatting with your partner last night. The websites you visit during your lunchbreak. These are just a few examples of the kind of personal information that Australian government agencies will have at their fingertips under this Orwellian law.

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We’re Human Fodder Caught in the Crossfire of Armed Groups and Armed Governments

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
We’re Human Fodder Caught in the Crossfire of Armed Groups and Armed Governments

The current leaders of the world, whether leaders of democratic or socialist governments or leaders of ‘extremist’ groups, have the same simplistic responses to wars, to the global refugee crises, and even to antiwar protesters: spying and surveillance, imprison, shoot and bombard, or Hillary Clinton’s slogan in Afghanistan to ‘fight, talk, build’!

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