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US Gov’t: We Don’t Spy on Everyone… Just Everyone Who Follows Our Recommendations

U.S. Government Bodies Recommending that Citizens Encrypt Data for Information Security

FBI:

The analysis shows a significant relationship between file or data encryption and reduced theft of intellectual property. Encryption, therefore, should be considered an important tool for protecting confidential information.

Federal Trade Commission:

Consider training employees to take basic steps to maintain the [...]

Homeland Security: Lawful Protests against Wall Street are an Attack

The United States Constitution:

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Silicon Angle, September [...]

Last night the Department of Homeland Security visited Irregular Times. Want to know what DHS is reading?

After reading through information on visits by the Department of Homeland Security to Citizens for Legitimate Government, I got curious: if DHS is checking up on CLG’s activist efforts including the September 10 2011 event SeizeDC, could Homeland Security officials be reading up on Irregular Times?

Bien sûr! That’s commie French for “mais oui.”

A [...]

Department of Homeland Security Starts Up Surveillance of Seize DC

About a month ago, Citizens for Legitimate Government (an activist group that started up during the Bush-Gore election count debacle) started up SeizeDC, an activist website calling for the nonviolent “peaceful, not passive” occupation of Washington, DC on September 10 2011 to protest “endless war” internationally and the deployment of the security state at home:

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Illegal Immigration: Where’s the Fire?

Back in 2005, during the last border scare, Theo asked where the flood of illegal immigrants was to justify the calls for the restriction of our rights. There was no flood. Illegal immigration was actually ebbing at the time:

2003 was the last year of available data. Now data is available through 2008:

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DHS and State Spying Nominees Hesitate to Allow Senate Oversight

Federal News Radio seems to be the only journalistic enterprise in the nation to have picked up on this exchange, in which the nominees for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (Caryn A. Wagner) and the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (Philip Goldberg) attempt to reserve for the [...]

Senate and Media: Failed Oversight on DHS Unit Spying on You

Name of the Department of Homeland Security unit involved in domestic spying on peaceful groups of American citizens in 2007, 2008 and 2009: Office of Intelligence and Analysis

Name of Nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis: Caryn A. Wagner

Number of members of the Senate Homeland Security and [...]

Homeland Security Committee Meets This Week to Confirm Director of Homeland Security Fusion Centers

The National Security Agency is engaged in warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans’ communications, recording journalists on the job and listening in to American soldiers having phone sex with their wives. The FBI’s Operation BITE ME has been targeting innocent Americans and groups for surveillance on the basis of race, religion and political opinion. These and [...]

DOJ, FBI, NSA, DHS Agree: Government Doesn’t Have Enough Cybersurveillance Power

Although he is apparently not on the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has just dropped by its hearing on cybersecurity to ask witnesses representing the Department of Justice, FBI, National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security if they are satisfied with their current authority under law to engage in online [...]