Tag Archives: Surveillance

House votes to shut down NSA phone-snooping

In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago, the House on Thursday approved a bill to cancel the government’s bulk-data collection programs, including the NSA’s phone-records snooping. Less than a year after the … Continue reading

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Will US expand NSA surveillance?

The federal government may actually expand the controversial surveillance program that collects Americans’ phone records in a bid to preserve evidence for the multiple lawsuits filed against the National Security Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The decision comes despite President … Continue reading

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NSA reform stalls in committee

Legislation to rein in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs has stalled in the House and Senate. More than 130 House lawmakers in both parties have signed on as co-sponsors to legislation that would prevent the NSA from collecting bulk … Continue reading

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Runaway US spying rattles European leaders

by ABDEL AZIZ ALUWAISHEG I write this week from Brussels, where the United States spying scandal has overshadowed the two-day summit of European leaders that started on Thursday (Oct. 24). The scandal hit new highs with revelations that the cell phone … Continue reading

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Spy Agencies Are Doing WHAT?

Revelations about the breathtaking scope of government spying are coming so fast that it’s time for an updated roundup: The government is spying on essentially everything we do. It is not just “metadata” … although that is enough to destroy your privacy The government has adopted … Continue reading

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Obama tells Leno: ‘We don’t have a domestic spying program’

President Obama on Tuesday defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs in a wide-ranging interview on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” arguing that the agency doesn’t target U.S. civilians. “We don’t have a domestic spying program,” Obama said, … Continue reading

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‘The Tide Has Turned’: NSA Protesters Back to the Streets for #1984Day

Thousands of people are expected to rally in cities across the U.S. on Sunday in protest of the National Security Agency’s recently exposed dragnet surveillance programs, in what organizers from the group Restore the Fourth are calling 1984 Day. Protesters in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Are You Surprised that the US House Rejected a Proposal to End NSA Surveillance?

See additional comments on Tea Party Nation. The US House rejected the suspension of illegal NSA surveillance. Why was a vote even necessary? And where are the hearings about this illegal surveillance and its unbridled funding? Here is Rep. Bachmann’s … Continue reading

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Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

• Document one: procedures used by NSA to target non-US persons • Document two: procedures used by NSA to minimise data collected from US persons Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed … Continue reading

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“IN MY COUNTRY, THEY CLAIMED SURVEILLANCE WAS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE. SAME IN SOVIET RUSSIA. SAME IN EAST GERMANY”

You want to know why revolutions happen? Because little by little by little things get worse and worse. But this thing that is happening now is big. This is the key ingredient. This allows them to know everything they need to … Continue reading

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Secrets of FBI Smartphone Surveillance Tool Revealed in Court Fight

A legal fight over the government’s use of a secret surveillance tool has provided new insight into how the controversial tool works and the extent to which Verizon Wireless aided federal agents in using it to track a suspect. Court … Continue reading

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