Utah May Fight NSA by Cutting Off Their Water

By: Monday November 24, 2014 8:00 am

It is with some Quixotic pleasure that a Utah state legislative committee will vote on a bill that could deprive a National Security Agency facility just outside Salt Lake City of its water, all in protest of the government agency’s collection of civilian data.

 

Cop Slaps Man Exercising Rights

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 2:52 pm

In yet another example of how police officers act today if they don’t know there’s a camera on, a New York sheriff’s deputy was suspended without pay after a video that appears to show him slapping a young man went online. The cop is seen quickly losing patience with a man who did not want his car searched, as is his right under the Fourth Amendment.

Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30 am

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That’s quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment’s protections of privacy. New laws and devices spread spying on Americans to the local level.

Google’s Monopoly Under Threat In Europe

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 11:12 am

Though Google may have US officials on the end of a string it is facing serious pushback in Europe. Calls for the search monopoly to be broken up and more heavily regulated have been voiced from high government officials as the company that once claimed the motto of “don’t be evil” is seen as a creeping threat to civil liberties and an open market for competition.

Good News? Maybe. Supreme Court Says Cell Phone Searches Need Warrants

By: Monday June 30, 2014 2:32 pm

Does this matter when talking about the NSA’s and the FBI’s technological dragnet? Maybe. Some suggest that law enforcement will work around the new restrictions by seeking perfunctory, expedited warrants automatically for each arrest, or through the use of technologies such as Stingray, which can electronically gather cell conversations without warrant. Stingray can also be used to track a person’s movements without a warrant, negating the old-school GPS devices the Supreme Court declared require a warrant.

DuckDuckGo Sees Traffic Soar in Wake of NSA Scandal

By: Monday July 15, 2013 11:30 am

The impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA continues to reverberate. Internet users are growing increasingly antsy about the personal data being tracked (and handed over to the NSA) by the big search engines, and are turning to the independent search engine DuckDuckGo in ever greater numbers.

Continuing Anti-Trust Action Against Google in Europe

By: Friday March 22, 2013 2:20 pm

Eleven Internet Companies are pressing European antitrust regulators to take strong action against Google so that the Internet giant’s smaller rivals aren’t hurt. And what happens across the pond in this case could have an impact on possible antitrust action in the United States.

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