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Obama Administration Seized Journalists' Private Phone Records

Barack Obama has authorized the seizure of huge numbers of telephone records from journalists reporting on the Obama Administration’s activities. […]

Bipartisan Coalition Emerges to Support Geolocation Privacy Bill in Congress

As time passes, the usefulness of the party labels “Democrat” and “Republican” as a reliable shorthand for policy preference seems to be falling away. Bipartisan coalitions for bills are there in the 113th Congress, if you look beyond the headlines for them.

Consider the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (also known as the “GPS Act”), […]

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. […]

Obama Says Americans Expect The Government To Track Them Everywhere They Drive

President Obama has sent lawyers from the Department of Justice to argue in court that the federal government should have the right to place GPS tracking devices on the cars of as many Americans as it wants, without getting a search warrant. […]

Director Of National Intelligence Admits FISA Amendments Act Has Been Abused

When the Director of National Intelligence finally admits that there’s some surveillance going on under the FISA Amendments Act that’s unconstitutional, but refuses to specify how much of it is taking place, we have good reason to fear the worst. […]

H.R. 5949 and S. 3276 — Legislation Reauthorizing Massive Surveillance — is Being IGNORED. WAKE UP.

In 2008, when the FISA Amendments Act was being considered by the Congress as an effort to legalize…

— physical searches of Americans’ homes — physical searches of Americans’ cars — physical searches of Americans’ offices — surveillance of Americans’ phone calls — surveillance of Americans’ e-mails — surveillance of Americans’ internet use — tracking […]

Barack Obama Supports Big Brother Spying Powers Against Americans. Do You?

In effect, President Obama is now saying that he has no intention to reform the FISA Amendments Act, ever. Obama is saying that, if he is given a second term in office, he will keep George W. Bush’s attack on the Constitution in place, and that he’s happy to do so. […]

Feds Tracking Everyone On Increasing Number Of Roads

According to the ACLU, it isn’t just one road, in one state, that’s under the federal government’s watch. Automatic license plate scanners are being installed along roads all across the country. […]

Only 5% Of Police Departments Say They Don’t Track Cell Phones

There are 200 responses to their survey so far, and out of those 200, only 10 law enforcement agencies told the ACLU that they do not track cell phones. What’s more, most of those police departments and county and state law enforcement agencies that do track cell phones report obtaining search warrants to do so only in a minority of cases. […]

Is Homeland Security Immune From Lawsuits When It Violates Our Rights?

Homeland Security contends that it has the right to grope us, to scan out bodies, and to search our bags without any suspicion that we’re involved in criminal activity. But, for Homeland Security to be held accountable to the law is outrageous unreasonable, Janet Napolitano and John Pistole say. […]

Worse than Bush: Obama Agents Go Through Your Trash Without a Warrant

A nod of the nose to Tom and a serious tip of the pen to Charlie Savage of the New York Times for reporting that FBI agents are about to be unleashed to search through the trash and other belongings of people with no suspicion (much less probable cause to believe) that they have done […]