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Many Law Enforcement Agencies Given Easy, Searchable Access To YOUR Private Communications

What the NSA didn’t own up to is that The Intercept discovered that the personal communications of millions upon millions of Americans living within US borders, who are not suspected of any wrongdoing, are also pulled into the NSA surveillance search engine. While they were never targets of any criminal investigation, and are not in any sense foreign, the private communications of these Americans is nonetheless made easily searchable to people from 23 federal government agencies. [...]

U.S. Government Tracking Your Mail Without Probable Cause, Authority or Reasons

You may recall last year’s revelation that the U.S. Post Office is taking pictures of every single piece of mail as part of a gigantic program to keep track of who communicates with whom in America. Under the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program the pictures of your mail are made available to law enforcement [...]

Bernie Sanders Versus Hillary Clinton On NSA Spying

If you care about the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders is crystal clear. [...]

Rand Paul Versus Bernard Sanders On CIA Spying Against The US Senate

Here we are, a full day since the news that the CIA has been conducting illegal spy operations against the United States Senate. In reaction to the revelations yesterday, our writer J. Clifford speculated that the issue could enter the 2016 presidential election, with libertarian Republican Rand Paul and independent Bernard Sanders taking special interest [...]

NSA Spies On Almost Every Cell Phone On Earth Every Day

There is no reasonable security justification for daily espionage against 5/7 of the world’s population. This is constant spying beyond even Big Brother in size. [...]

The ACLU’s Shenna Bellows Speaks Out on the 4th Amendment for Constitution Day

On August 17, Shenna Bellows of the ACLU spoke in Augusta, Maine on the occasion of Constitution Day. With her permission, I’ve transcribed her speech to share it here with you.

Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here today on Constitution Day. Happy Constitution Day! The ACLU is an organization whose mission is to [...]

Amy Klobuchar Would Be An NSA Surveillance Candidate For President

Senator Klobuchar hasn’t simply gone along with the flow to allow the electronic surveillance of Americans’ telephone calls, emails, and Internet activity by the military through the NSA. Senator Klobuchar has actively worked to make sure that Americans are spied upon by their own government, in violation of the Bill of Rights. [...]

2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates A Disaster On Privacy Against NSA Spying

What we need in a presidential candidate is a leader who has actually already put his or her political career on the line in order to actively oppose NSA spying against Americans. Two Democratic senators come to mind. [...]

SOD Off! Law Enforcement Using NSA Spying To Go After Ordinary Crimes

Here we have evidence that the military surveillance by the NSA is leading to physical searches of Americans’ by local law enforcement, and that it’s all being done without a proper search warrant. [...]

Your Visit Here Has Been XKeyscored By U.S. Government Spies

The information that can be searched through XKeyscore is not limited to metadata, but includes the content of private emails and Facebook chats. 20 trillion records of emails and telephone calls purely between Americans have been gathered without any search warrant so far. [...]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted To Keep The NSA Spying On American Phone Calls?

Did Democratic Party members vote in 2008 and 2012 because they thought that Barack Obama would work with the Republican Party to prevent reform of George W. Bush’s unconstitutional electronic surveillance systems? President Obama seems to think so. [...]