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The U.S. Military Spying on Americans is Not the Change I Believed In

(Tip of the pen to qs)

The Defense Department calls its new unit FICOR — the Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operation Records. But the military group describes the data it will collect through intelligence and data mining operations:

“Social Security Number (SSN), address, citizenship documentation, biometric data, passport number, vehicle identification number and vehicle/vessel license […]

Satellite Spying Protection Bill Gets No Help From Democrats

President Barack Obama has been pushing for increased funding for the satellite spying operations the National Applications Office deploys against Americans. And Democratic cosponsorships for H.R. 2703 and H.R. 2704? There’s only one – Representative Norman Dicks has cosponsored H.R. 2703, and hasn’t even bothered to cosponsor H.R. 2704. […]

Why Won't Obama Release Spying Memos?

Memos related to Bush’s Big Brother spying program, which created a massive electronic dragnet of Americans’ private communications and even authorized warrantless searches of Americans’ homes, are still being kept secret by Barack Obama. […]

Your Responsibility On The Big Brother Obama Story

If the commercial press won’t do the job of spreading the news about Barack Obama’s repeat of Bush’s seizure of power… will you? […]

Blithely Unbothered By Big Brother Obama

If Barack Obama does not dismantle the Big Brother spying apparatus during his presidency, he will pass that apparatus on to someone else – someone that you might not feel as inclined to trust. […]

Obama Helps Mike McConnell Through The Revolving Door

The way that Obama has helped Michael McConnell maneuver so quickly through the revolving door between government and the private sector demonstrates that we ought not to accept Obama’s promises at face value. […]

Senator Rockefeller Broke His Promise To Protect Soldiers

Over three months ago, Senator Rockefeller promised that he would start an inquiry into allegations by military linguists that they had been recording the phone sex conversations of American soldiers. Contrary to his promise, Rockefeller never started any inquiry into the matter at all. […]

Kirsten Gillibrand On Big Brother Spying

When Kirsten Gillibrand voted in favor of the FISA Amendments Act, she showed disdain for the guarantee in the Bill of Rights of protection from unreasonable search and seizure. Gillibrand failed to uphold the Constitution in 2008 – will she fail it again as a United States Senator? […]

It's the Big Brother Spying, Mr. Brennan!

Look out into the world that the Associated Press seems unable to recognize, and you’ll see that it was Big Brother spying, as much as torture, that brought the Brennan nomination down. […]

Big Brother Obama? The Signs Are Bad On Spying Powers.

It looks like Barack Obama is tempted to keep the autocratic presidential powers established by the Bush Administration in place – including the power to use electronic surveillance networks against the American people. […]

U.S. Army Worries That Americans Will Fight Back Against Its Spies

When the government abuses its powers and spies against us, it is the sensible and right thing for politically active citizens to develop methods of resistance. I hope to see activists develop yet more tools to thwart the Big Brother that our government has become. […]