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 snooping without a warrant or any prior suspicion of [...]
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 account information and e-mail address, all the better to [...]
Today, Peregrin Wood wrote about the odd anti-surveillance event for February 11, 2014 called The Day We Fight Back. Peregrin found it odd that people would call for a nationwide day bringing honor to someone who committed suicide a year before. To tell you the truth, I’ve been checking out The Day We Fight Back [...]
When I first came upon the Day We Fight Back web site, I wondered why hadn’t heard about the idea before. A national day of activism to oppose Big Brother sounds like just the sort of thing people would want to talk about, right?
The Day We Fight Back is February 11 – this coming [...]
Live near Washington, DC? Sick of unconstitutional surveillance?
Heads up: tomorrow at 10 AM, CODE Pink will be holding a small demonstration outside the Justice Department (950 Pennsylvania Ave, Constitution Ave Side) while President Barack Obama gives his speech about the massive NSA surveillance program.
… out to lunch:
As new revelations continue to burst forth — today we find out that even an Internet-free computer is no match for the warrantless spying of the NSA — the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board appears to be planning nothing. The one entity within the federal government tasked with protecting [...]
At the end of November 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and 322 other organizations proposed a set of principles to rein in unwarranted, unregulated, unquestioned surveillance of the world’s people by the world’s governments. They want you to endorse them.
The thirteen principles are listed below. Do you agree with them?
LEGALITY:Any limitation to the [...]