It’s now been 746 days since the petition to Pardon Edward Snowden met the required standard of the official White House petition website (100,000 signatures within 30 days) to obtain a response from the Obama administration. Snowden, you’ll recall, exposed the government’s activities to, in
House Democrats Fail To Block Amendment Banning License Plate Surveillance Cameras By Department of Transportation
Why are so many congressional Democrats consistently opposed to legislation that would protect Americans from unconstitutional search and seizure by automatic license plate readers, and why do most congressional Republicans support the legislation, when they have demonstrated such strong contempt for constitutional rights in other occasions?
Last night, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the USA Freedom Act, blocking any amendments that could have reformed the bill to provide greater protections from electronic surveillance. The legislation is in accord with the version passed in the House, so it is virtually guaranteed
Yesterday, a Democrat and two Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the End Warrantless Surveillance of Americans Act, H.R. 2233. The bill would, if passed, prohibit the government from forcing software and technology companies to create “back doors” – secret means through which
Yasha Levine is writing a book, titled Surveillance Valley, that will describe the involvement of Silicon Valley giants such as Google in the federal government’s regime of electronic surveillance against the American people
Patrick Howell O’Neill of DailyDot reveals that telecommunications megacorporation Verizon wants to set up its very own supercool tech news page called “SugarString.” It’s supposed to appeal to “Millenials” and be superslick and popular-like… … except visitors can’t leave any comments on any of the
Did you know that an American’s political career was brought to an end thanks to warrantless government surveillance of their financial activity? It’s true. Remember New York Governor Eliot Spitzer? He was brought down from political office when payments to a prostitute were discovered by government
When you visit the website of furniture and tchotchke seller Dot & Bo, this is what you see. At first glance, the Dot and Bo “splash” screen doesn’t look unusual — many websites that try to sell you something would like to have your Facebook
This report, which we will update several times during the primary campaign and general election, will summarize what actions the different declared and likely presidential candidates are taking to incorporate surveillance software into their own political web sites.
When the internet was founded, the use of the technology for pecuniary gain was a banishable offense. Now spying on people is considered the norm. Take Kissmetrics, which tracks people and connects their common browsing of websites across different computers and tablets so that people
Are WordPress And Automattic Purposefully Sneaking Surveillance Bots Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Bloggers?
Despite earlier promises that Wordpress would be secured, Kissmetrics tracking software has been placed by Wordpress onto a huge number of independent web sites without their permission.