NSA Seeks Immunity for Tech Firms That Collaborate

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 8:36 am

The National Security Agency’s response to the public revelations that tech firms are collaborating on PRISM and other legally dubious spying programs is simple – give the companies legal immunity.

 

The Warrantless Surveillance of Americans’ Email

By: Friday June 15, 2012 11:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records on how the United States government is reading Americans’ emails or other electronic communications without a warrant. They are interested in when it happens, how often, who the government is monitoring, how long monitoring typically lasts, and what policies (if any) have been established to regulate the surveillance of Americans’ private electronic communications.

Firedoglake Book Salon Welcomes Glenn Greenwald, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

By: Saturday October 29, 2011 1:59 pm

The United States was founded on the principle that no individual is above the law. We are, as John Adams said, “a nation of laws, not men.” But that principle is under assault, as Glenn Greenwald explains in his powerful new book, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful.

Two Themes from Obama’s Cybersecurity Proposal: Private Auditors and Immunity

By: Thursday May 12, 2011 6:05 pm

Two and a half years after privatized auditors largely signed off on practices that contributed to the collapse of Wall Street, and a year after coziness between government inspectors and the oil industry they regulate allowed a massive oil spill in the gulf, the Obama Administration proposes relying on private auditors to ensure that private companies guard our nation’s cybersecurity.

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