Local and state police are now using NSA type methods to suck up the public’s cell phone data according to USA Today. With new technologies provided either by the federal government or other vendors, local and state police are capturing information from the public without warrants or oversight.
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 11:18 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 27, 2013 6:56 am|
Now we get to the second phase of understanding the Surveillance State – once you have vacuumed up all this private information from everyone, what do you do with it? Answer: blackmail, extort, and destroy. Information is power, the power to punish your perceived enemies and reward your friends and the NSA’s mastery of the internet gives them access to a lot of information.
|By: DSWright Friday October 25, 2013 9:15 am|
After news broke that the US government was monitoring the calls of at least 35 world leaders, many of which were allies, the question of restraining US spying power became a pressing international issue. Aggrieved countries such as Brazil and Germany are now even turning to the United Nations to rein in the NSA.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 24, 2013 6:35 am|
All hell broke lose in Washington when, to the surprise of many, a bill to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans made it out of a House committee. The bill, known as the Amash Amendment for its cosponsor Representative Justin Amash, was attached to the defense spending bill. The law will limit the NSA’s “authority for blanket collections under the Patriot Act.” The NSA spent all of yesterday in emergency meetings trying to convince representatives to kill the bill.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 19, 2013 12:05 pm|
Remember it’s not a police state because Washington elite hacks say it isn’t. We now have learned that not only is the government spying on American citizens’ phone calls, emails, and social media accounts, but that surveillance drones are also in use. The disclosure came by FBI Director Robert Mueller at a Senate hearing.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 18, 2013 9:25 am|
Apparently, the only way to get many self-identified Democrats or Republicans concerned about government surveillance is to put their opposing party in the White House. There has been a truly shocking reversal of opinions on this issue from the Bush administration to the Obama administration. From Pew:
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 12, 2013 11:15 am|
This issue with this massive domestic surveillance program is not simply if you can trust it with President Obama or who ever ends up the next president. The important question is, are you willing to entrust this massive information gathering machine to all the people who could potentially come to power over your lifetime?
|By: masaccio Tuesday June 11, 2013 3:44 pm|
Why not apply spy technology to money laundering, tax evasion and other financial issues?
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 11, 2013 1:05 pm|
Not only are the prepared deceptive answers given by Director of National Intelligence General James Clapper in Congressional testimony potentially serious crimes, but the entire incident completely undermines President Obama defense of the newly reviled NSA domestic surveillance programs.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 10, 2013 9:25 am|
I thought one of the most interesting but mostly overlooked parts of President Obama’s defense of his government surveillance programs was when he talked about how he would probably be targeted once he becomes a private citizen.