Why do we still accept that governments collect and snoop on our data?

 Posted by on 2016-10-30 at 17:24  civil liberties, civil rights, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Why do we still accept that governments collect and snoop on our data?
Oct 302016
 

Bulk collection clearly violates global rights to privacy and free speech, and now, with a case before the European court of human rights, is the time to stop it In recent weeks, the Hollywood film about Edward Snowden and the movement to pardon the NSA whistleblower have renewed worldwide at

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Freed From Gag Order, Google Reveals It Received Secret FBI Subpoena

 Posted by on 2016-10-14 at 21:56  civil liberties, google, government, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying, tech  Comments Off on Freed From Gag Order, Google Reveals It Received Secret FBI Subpoena
Oct 142016
 


Google revealed Wednesday it had been released from an FBI gag order that came with a secret demand for its customers’ personal information. The FBI secret subpoena, known as a national security letter, does not require a court approval.

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What Donald Trump Got Wrong on Stop-and-Frisk

 Posted by on 2016-09-27 at 20:29  civil liberties, civil rights, criminal justice, donald trump, election 2016, News, nyc, police, Politics, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on What Donald Trump Got Wrong on Stop-and-Frisk
Sep 272016
 

Among the senseless beatings inflicted on reality during the presidential debate on Monday night was the discussion of New York City’s stop-and-frisk tactics. Donald J.

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Lying Drug Tests Incriminate Innocent People

 Posted by on 2016-07-14 at 17:36  civil liberties, crime, criminal justice, drug reform, drug war, drugs, health, police, Reblog, war on drugs  Comments Off on Lying Drug Tests Incriminate Innocent People
Jul 142016
 

In 2007 Don Bolles, drummer for the punk rock band the Germs, was arrested for possession of the banned depressant GHB, commonly known as the “date rape drug,” after police in Newport Beach, California, pulled over his van because of a broken taillight.

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How Much Liberty Do Americans Have Left?

 Posted by on 2016-05-10 at 12:59  civil liberties, civil rights, freedom, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on How Much Liberty Do Americans Have Left?
May 102016
 

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.

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The CIA Illegally Let the Wrong People Do Intelligence Work, Declassified Report Finds

 Posted by on 2016-04-27 at 23:57  cia, civil liberties, corruption, government, government waste, News, Politics, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The CIA Illegally Let the Wrong People Do Intelligence Work, Declassified Report Finds
Apr 272016
 

The CIA violated federal laws and its own internal regulations by hiring independent contractors for a wide variety of intelligence and national security-related work that was supposed to be performed by government employees, according to a CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit report obtaine

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The NSA won’t tell Congress how many Americans it’s spying on because our democracy is broken

 Posted by on 2016-04-22 at 22:50  civil liberties, civil rights, corruption, government, government waste, News, nsa, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The NSA won’t tell Congress how many Americans it’s spying on because our democracy is broken
Apr 222016
 

  
Congress is trying to learn more about the NSA’s surveillance programs, and it’s not going well.

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