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Why Is The FBI Withholding Privacy Reports About Its Spying Programs In The USA?

Yesterday, Jim noted that, despite promises of reforms of extraordinary spying powers created under the FISA Amendments Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has failed to create the position of Public Advocate that was recommended by a Presidential commission at the end of last year. The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies seems [...]

While the Super Bowl Churns On, Tweeters Identify Real Struggle

“This year’s game pits Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos squad against the young Seattle Seahawks team in what is sure to be an epic battle.” — Fox Sports, before the game “Squirrel!” — Fox Sports, after the game

If I have to hear the the Super Bowl characterized as an “epic battle” one more [...]

Before Saturday’s Surveillance Protest: Meet, Debate, and Encrypt

You should already know that on Saturday, October 26 there will be a protest against massive unconstitutional surveillance of the American people in Washington, DC. If you want to take part, show up outside Union Station at 12 noon for a march to the U.S. Capitol building. The weather looks like it will be great [...]

Epic Twitter

If Twitter users really don’t need more than 140 characters to communicate, how come they congregate at in-person conventions to talk about Twitter at length? What if we applied their terse standard to the more important creations in human history? [...]

EPIC Joins Movement To Resist Border Patrol Surveillance Of People Inside The USA

Evidence has emerged that the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection has expanded its powers of search far beyond the reasonable, specific and concrete work of scrutinizing people crossing the borders of the United States. [...]

EPIC Report Card Gives Barack Obama a D in Civil Liberties

EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, has issued a report card today evaluating President Barack Obama’s policy record on civil liberties. Last year, EPIC gave President Obama a grade of C+. This year, Barack Obama’s grade has fallen to a D. EPIC explains why:

Last year we acknowledged that the Obama Administration inherited many troubling [...]