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Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism – The Washington Post

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism – The Washington Post.

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The Right to Be Left Alone | Foundation for Economic Education

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

“The makers of the Constitution conferred the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by all civilized men—the right to be let alone.” -Justice Louis D. Brandeis According to Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence, one of the “repeated injuries and usurpations” committed against the American people by the King of England […]

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People Saw Plane Circling Over Calif. Shooting, We Know ALARMING Thing It Was Doing – Patriot Update

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

People Saw Plane Circling Over Calif. Shooting – Patriot Update.

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NYPD has some scary-sounding x-ray vans – and it’s refusing to talk about them

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

NYPD has some scary-sounding x-ray vans – and it’s refusing to talk about them.

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ISP wins 11-year battle to reveal warrantless FBI spying

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

ISP wins 11-year battle to reveal warrantless FBI spying. A US district court has struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicolas Merrill, the former head of a small internet service provider. Originally issued in 2004, it forbade Merrill from revealing that he’d received a so-called national security letter (NSL), a […]

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FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FBI_SURVEILLANCE_FLIGHTS?SITE=VACHA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology – all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes’ surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge’s […]

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Turns Out Feds Actually Tracked Most International Calls For Nearly A Decade Before 9/11 — Didn’t Stop The Attack | Techdirt

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Turns Out Feds Actually Tracked Most International Calls For Nearly A Decade Before 9/11 — Didn’t Stop The Attack | Techdirt. One of the big arguments trotted out repeatedly by surveillance state defenders concerning the NSA’s Section 215 program to collect records on all phone calls is that such a thing “would have prevented 9/11″ […]

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The FBI Admits It Uses Fake Cell Phone Towers to Track You | Motherboard

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The FBI Admits It Uses Fake Cell Phone Towers to Track You | Motherboard. Any given time, on any given day, law enforcement could be scooping up your location data using a fake cell phone tower, and you would probably never know about it. In a just-surfaced video from October, however, the FBI has copped […]

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Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program | Reuters

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program | Reuters. (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber […]

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Canary Watch: Activists create website to track & reveal NSA, FBI info requests — RT USA

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Canary Watch: Activists create website to track & reveal NSA, FBI info requests — RT USA. A recently launched website that tracks and lists transparency reports from across the web has already received over 20 submissions since its launch on Monday, co-founder Nadia Kayyali told the Sputnik international news service. Kayyali, who is also an […]

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DEA using license-plate readers to take photos of US drivers, documents reveal | World news | The Guardian

DEA using license-plate readers to take photos of US drivers, documents reveal | World news | The Guardian

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

DEA using license-plate readers to take photos of US drivers, documents reveal | World news | The Guardian. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using license-plate reader technology to photograph motorists and passengers in the US as part of an official exercise to build a database on people’s lives. According to DEA documents published on […]

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Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report | World news | The Guardian

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report | World news | The Guardian. Europe’s top rights body has said mass surveillance practices are a fundamental threat to human rights and violate the right to privacy enshrined in European law. The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe says in a report […]

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New police radars can ‘see’ inside homes

New police radars can ‘see’ inside homes

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

New police radars can ‘see’ inside homes. WASHINGTON — At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance. Those agencies, including […]

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DEA admits to collecting phone records of Americans — RT USA

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

DEA admits to collecting phone records of Americans — RT USA. Yet another federal agency of the United States government maintained a database of phone records pertaining to Americans who were not necessarily suspected of any wrongdoing, the Justice Department has admitted. In addition to the database of telephony metadata maintained by the US National […]

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Dragnet: Justice Dept gets airborne to spy on thousands of American cellphone users — RT USA

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dragnet: Justice Dept gets airborne to spy on thousands of American cellphone users — RT USA. New disclosures show the Justice Department is engaged in dragnet surveillance using aircraft equipped with a device that mimics a cellphone tower and scoops up data from thousands of mobile phone users to hunt for criminal suspects. The US […]

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Once you’ve dehumanized drug offenders, it’s easy to steal their identities – The Washington Post

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once you’ve dehumanized drug offenders, it’s easy to steal their identities – The Washington Post. By Radley Balko Even in the registry of horrible things government agents have done in the name of the drug war, this Buzzfeed report stands out: The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had […]

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Surprise! Controversial Patriot Act power now overwhelmingly used in drug investigations – The Washington Post

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surprise! Controversial Patriot Act power now overwhelmingly used in drug investigations – The Washington Post. By Radley Balko October 29 One of the more controversial provisions of the Patriot Act was to broaden the “sneak-and-peek” power for federal law enforcement officials. The provision allows investigators to conduct searches without informing the target of the search. We […]

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Top Stories – Less than 1% of Patriot Act’s “Sneak and Peek” Delayed Notice Warrants are Used against Terrorism – AllGov – News

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Top Stories – Less than 1% of Patriot Act’s “Sneak and Peek” Delayed Notice Warrants are Used against Terrorism – AllGov – News. Federal law enforcement has increasingly used a key provision of the Patriot Act (pdf) to pry into people’s lives without having to tell them. This practice has been justified under the guise […]

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Revealed: US mail subjected to widespread government surveillance program — RT USA

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revealed: US mail subjected to widespread government surveillance program — RT USA. Questions are being asked of the United States Postal Service after the release of an audit confirming that roughly 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored by the agency during the last fiscal year. The New York Time’s Ron Nixon reported on Monday this […]

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Former CBS reporter accuses government agency of bugging her computer — RT USA

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former CBS reporter accuses government agency of bugging her computer — RT USA. A journalist formerly with CBS News claims in her new memoir that a United States “government-related entity” hacked into her computer to conduct surveillance and set her up for possible criminal charges. Sharyl Attkisson, a former anchor for the CBS Evening News […]

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