Neither Rain, Sleet, Nor Snow Will Stop The Post Office From Spying On You

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News -

You may remember that last year some nut was arrested for mailing bombs to prominent Democrats, media outlets, and opponents of Donald Trump. Less than a week after the bombs went out, a suspect [...]

3 Ways Facebook Is Increasingly Becoming An Arm Of The US Government

By Tyler Durden, Zerohedge.com -

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about [...]

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA

By Rachel Blevins, Activistpost.com -

“It hangs up a sign on Michigan’s door saying, ‘No violation of the Fourth Amendment, look elsewhere,’” Howrylak said. “Democrats, as well as Republicans, would certainly stand very strong in our [...]

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Working With FBI For Over A Decade

By Aaron Mackey, EFF.org. -

After the prosecution of a California doctor revealed the FBI’s ties to a Best Buy Geek Squadcomputer repair facility in Kentucky, new documents released to EFF show that the relationship goes [...]

Finding Your Voice

By Ava Kofman, The Intercept. -

At the height of the Cold War, during the winter of 1980, FBI agents recorded a phone call in which a man arranged a secret meeting with the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. On the day of his [...]

NSA Deleted Data It Promised To Keep For Court Proceedings

By Terri Webster, The Blaze. -

The NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White Thursday that data and “backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016,” Politico reported. On [...]

Lawmakers Demand Tech Corps Censor Journalists And Conduct Surveillance

By Andre Damon, wsws.org -

By Andre Damon for WSWS - Wednesday’s hearings by the House and Senate Intelligence committees on “extremist” political views served as the occasion for members of Congress to urge technology [...]

DOJ Seeks 1.3M IP Addresses Associated With J20 Protests

By Staff, www.dreamhost.com -

By Staff of Dream Host - You would be shocked to see just how many of these challenges we’re obligatedto mount every year! Chris Ghazarian, our General Counsel, has taken issue with this [...]

Newsletter: When Empires Fall

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The Pentagon recently released a report, "At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World," which details its concerns about losing access to [...]

FBI Used Patriot Act To Obtain ‘Large Collections’ Of Americans’ Data, DoJ Finds

By Spencer Ackerman, www.theguardian.com -

By Spencer Ackerman for The Guardian - As lawmakers and security agencies braced for a potential loss of the heart of the Patriot Act, a long-delayed Justice Department report showed that the FBI [...]

The Antidote To Authoritarianism

By Malkia A. Cyril, www.theatlantic.com -

By Malkia A. Cyril for The Atlantic - My first known ancestor in the Americas was an Ashanti woman called “the African.” We don’t know her name, but through records kept by slaveholders, we know [...]

FBI Has Already Gathered Millions Of ‘Faceprints’ for Facial Recognition

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post. A House Committee questioned Kimberly Del Greco, Deputy Assistant Director at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, about why the bureau [...]

Snowden’s Advice To Trump On Surveillance

By Alex Emmons, www.theintercept.com -

By Alex Emmons for The Intercept. Snowden explained that the NSA’s surveillance dragnet currently allows any analyst with an appropriate clearance to search a massive database of communications [...]

European Court Of Justice Rules Against Mass Surveillance

By Staff, www.dw.com -

By Staff of DW - The ECJ has ruled that governments cannot force telecom firms to keep all customer data. The ruling, which says the laws violate basic privacy rights, comes as governments call [...]

Snowden: ‘Journalists Are A Threatened Class’ In Era Of Mass Surveillance

By Nika Knight, www.commondreams.org -

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - "Journalists are increasingly a threatened class when we think about the right to privacy," Snowden said. "Yes, I can give you tips on how to protect your [...]

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