Treasury Department Plans to Give U.S. Spy Agencies Total Access to Americans’ Financial Data

March 14, 2013 in News

Reuters | The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country…

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 [...]

DEA Trespasses on Private Property and the U.S. Constitution

January 20, 2013 in News

Stop the Drug War | …a US district court judge ruled in the case last fall that it was okay for the DEA to enter the rural property without a warrant and install surveillance cameras that were used to help convict five members of a family on charges they were growing marijuana.

North Dakota lawmaker wants limits on drone use

January 8, 2013 in News

Washington Times | A freshman lawmaker from North Dakota is one of numerous state legislators across the country suggesting regulations to limit the use of unmanned planes for law enforcement, an effort that is gaining bipartisan support and fostering unlikely political alignments.

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.

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.

Sex and Violence: Petraeus bails after Benghazi, Broadwell SNAFU

November 27, 2012 in TOR TV

“Recorded as an addendum to my talk with Guillermo Jimenez from the previous episode of Traces of Reality Radio…”