NSA Triples Spying Rate on Americans’ Phone Calls, 530mm Records Collected

By Staff, Russia Today -

The NSA has tripled its surveillance of Americans’ phone chatter, collecting over 534mn phone call records and text messages last year, despite pressure for more restrictions and transparency, a [...]

Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

By Kevin Gosztola, Mintpressnews.com -

“We have been down similar roads before. Jewish Americans during the Red Scare, African Americans during the civil rights movement, and Japanese Americans during World War II are examples that [...]

NYPD Spying On Muslims Challenged

By Chris Fry, Workers.org -

Two Muslim men have challenged the New York Police Department’s cloak of secrecy over NYPD surveillance of Muslim mosques and student groups. The men’s case went to the New York Court of Appeals [...]

NSA’s Spying Power Could Soon Be Extended

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nationofchange.org -

People all over the nation are joining together to pressure Congress to uphold the Fourth Amendment. The National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance powers are soon up for renewal in Congress, [...]

White House’s Plans For Private Spies To Counter “Deep State” Enemies

By Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill, theintercept.com -

By Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill for The Intercept - THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with [...]

NSA’s Use Of ‘Traffic Shaping’ Allows Unrestrained Spying On Americans

By Zack Whittaker, www.zdnet.com -

By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day - By using a "traffic shaping" technique, the National Security Agency sidestepped legal restrictions imposed by lawmakers and the surveillance courts. A new [...]

Transparency Needed, But Fought, Over NYPD Spying

By Josmar Trujillo, www.fair.org -

By Josmar Trujillo for FAIR - Last week, the New York City Council held hearings on proposed legislation calling on the New York Police Department to be more transparent with how they surveil and [...]

“Mainstream Media” Forced To Admit NSA Still Spying

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post - In 2015 the U.S. Congress passed the USA Freedom Act, a bill which was touted as a victory against the intrusive eyes and ears of the National Security [...]

Lawsuit Attempts To Hold Foreign Governments Accountable For Spying

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post - On Thursday April 13, the Electronic Frontier Foundation asked an appeals court to review a decision that will allow foreign governments to monitor the [...]

Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of

By James Bamford, www.foreignpolicy.com -

By James Bamford for Foreign Policy - On a heavily protected military base some 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., sits the massive headquarters of a spy agency few know exists. Even Barack [...]

NYPD Must Release All Files About Undercover Spying On Black Lives Matter Protests

By Staff, www.rt.com -

By Staff of RT - A New York Supreme Court judge has ruled that the New York Police Department must comply with an information request for files and recordings of undercover surveillance of a [...]

Obama Expands Surveillance Powers On His Way Out

By Kate Tummarello, www.eff.org -

By Kate Tummarello for EFF - With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump takes the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration just finalized rules to make it easier for the [...]

US Military In Okinawa Spy On Journalists

By Staff, www.rsf.org -

By Staff of RSF - The surveillance is revealed in 305 pages of documents published by British journalist Jon Mitchell, who obtained them under the US Freedom of Information Act. They consist of [...]

Court: UK Mass Spying Was Unlawfully Conducted For Nearly Two Decades

By Jon Queally, www.commondreams.org -

By Jon Queally for Common Dreams - In what rights campaigners heralded as a "significant" reproach to government overreach, a British court which oversees the nation's intelligence and [...]

New DoD Policy Bans Spying Used Against Peace Activists

By Kris Hermes, www.bordc.org -

By Kris Hermes for BORDC DDF - Seattle, WA — Antiwar activists filed a brief today inPanagacos v. Towery, a widely watched military spying lawsuit from the Pacific Northwest currently on appeal [...]

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