Surveillance Court’s Opinions Must Remain Secret, Feds Say

April 4, 2013 in News

Wired | The President Barack Obama administration is informing a federal judge that if it’s forced to disclose a secret court opinion about the government illegally spying on Americans, the likely result could be “exceptionally grave and serious…

Code Name “Ragtime”: New Book Reveals Yet Another Secret NSA Domestic Surveillance Program

February 27, 2013 in News

Washingtonian | More than a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a set of extraordinary and secretive surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency has been institutionalized, and they have grown.

FISA Amendments Promote NSA, CYBERCOM Spying into “Cloud” Storage

February 1, 2013 in News

Rob Hastings The Independent February 1, 2013   All personal information stored by British internet users on major “cloud” computing services including Google Drive can be spied upon routinely without [...]

Three Ways Obama Carried Bush’s Tyrannical Torch, in Just One Week

January 7, 2013 in News | If one were looking for a way to demonstrate how faithfully the Obama administration had carried on the legacy of the Bush administration, this past week takes the cake, and no, I’m not talking about making Bush tax cuts on the middle class permanent.

The snoop state’s still alive and well (Anybody notice?)

January 2, 2013 in News

CNet News | In the closing days of 2012, President Obama signed into law a bill that lets the government avoid judicial review, leaving the NSA free through the end of his term to intercept international e-mails and phone calls without needing a court order.

Why Are People More Scared of Facebook Violating Their Privacy than Washington?

December 30, 2012 in News

Reason | …While Congress’ and the Obama Administration’s palpable disdain for both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments should horrify all Americans, it should be fairly clear by now that maybe it doesn’t for large swaths of people.

Senate Approves Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers

December 28, 2012 in News

Wired | The Senate on Friday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the President George W. Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.

Government spying out of control

December 13, 2012 in News

Judge Andrew Napolitano | After President Richard Nixon was forced from office in 1974, congressional investigators discovered what they believed was the full extent of his use of the FBI and the CIA to engage in domestic spying.