ACLU Files Lawsuit Against NSA Phone Spying Program

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 2:55 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the NSA Phone Spying Program.

Late Night FDL: Partners in Crime

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 8:00 pm

While it’s certainly no surprise to find that the government has turned to yet another corrupt monopoly to carry out its dirty work against ordinary citizens, I seriously question the quality of their co-conspirator, Verizon. If we are going to have a lawless corporate behemoth shoveling our personal data, or rather, in the parlance du jour, “meta” data, into the insatiable maw of the new police state, wouldn’t it be nicer if the company were also capable of performing its core function adequately?

NSA’s ‘Hoarding Complex’ on Full Display With Details on Top Secret PRISM Surveillance Program

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 7:05 pm

National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Drake on “Democracy Now!” this morning said, “You’ve got to remember, none of this is probable cause. This is simply the ability to collect. And as I was told shortly after 9/11, ‘You don’t understand, Mr. Drake. We just want the data.’ And so, the secret surveillance regime really has a hoarding complex, and they can’t get enough of it.”

Surveillance State Secrecy & the Top Secret Court Order to Hand Over Verizon Call Data to NSA

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 8:38 am

A court order that was classified as top secret indicates Verizon was ordered by a US secret surveillance court to provide call data of millions of communications of Americans on an “ongoing, daily basis” to the National Security Agency (NSA) from April 25 to July 19.

The order authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was published by The Guardian and columnist, Glenn Greenwald, wrote about the order for the media organization, concluding that it showed for “the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.”

Tech Bytes, Friday January 25

By: Friday January 25, 2013 12:50 pm

Steve Wozniak is not a fan of the Ashton Kutcher jOBS clip that was released yesterday. “Never happened” says Woz.

Tech Bytes

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 4:15 pm

If you want to know where your member of Congress or House staffer is today, there’s a good chance they’re at the State of the Net conference at the DC Hilton, rubbing elbows with the tech lobbyists who love them.

Hannity Warns Against Surveillance State He Helped Create

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 10:55 am

Years behind the left and groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sean Hannity is just now beginning to complain about the the government being too intrusive. Hannity pretended today not to know the government is already collecting our calls and emails, but he was in a snit to hear that Democrats have proposed new telecommunications rules that would require providers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and others to retain text messages for two years in case they are needed by law enforcement.

Meeting Lord Romney’s Lazy and Dependent Victims

By: Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00 am

“There are 47% . . . who are dependent upon government, . . . who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to . . . you name it. . . . These are people who pay no income tax.”

You know these 47% who pay no income tax: people like GE, PG&E, CenterPoint, ConEd, Tenet, Boeing, Verizon, Ryder . . .

Because, as Romney told us earlier, corporations are people too. Some are just lazier and more dependent on government than others.

FDL Movie Night: American Autumn, an OccuDoc

By: Monday July 30, 2012 5:00 pm

On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement first encamped in New York City’s Zucotti Park, soon renamed Liberty Square. Within weeks, Occupy groups were spreading like wildfire throughout the United States so that, even today after the breakup of the encampments, almost every major city in the United States has an active Occupy cell. In those first months, thousands took to the streets and made groundbreaking use of social media to orchestrate major actions nationwide; the United States became the latest country to develop a major people’s movement since the wave of protest began in the Middle East earlier that year. The Occupy name, and the ideas behind it, quickly became international.

Fatster’s Not-Wisconsin News Roundup

By: Wednesday June 6, 2012 7:15 am

Fatster’s roundup of not-Wisconsin news, including stories about labor, JOBS fraud,, Verizon, Queen Elizabeth II, Obama, Koch Bros, Florida elections, Texas voter suppression, Jay Townsend, Pakistan, drones and more.

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