Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced yesterday that the terrorism alert system needed to be changed. Pay close attention to his reason: “In 2002, we went to the color bars. Everyone remembers the color bars: severe, high, elevated, guarded, low. One of the
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a new law requiring the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan for following the plan of maintenance that it was already supposed to follow – even though there have been absolutely zero terrorist attacks under current practices of slow maintenance.
For Scott Perry’s congressional campaign in 2014, the oil and gas industry was the second largest source of funding. It’s no wonder that Congressman Perry thinks that efforts to bring the dangerous consumption of fossil fuels under control is “misplaced”.
It’s been nearly fourteen years since the passage of the USA Patriot Act and the initiation of massive programs of surveillance and military interdiction that are supposed to have been enacted in order to stop the terrorists who, we’ve been told for nearly fourteen years,
How would you feel if a soldier arrived at the door of your house and announced that on behalf of the U.S. military, he would be installing a voice recorder under your kitchen table to capture all of your conversations, and also splicing a data
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
While U.S. Government Secretly Tapped Phones and Internet, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was Stymied
This morning, you may feel like wearing a tin-foil hat to protect yourself, and such an act wouldn’t be entirely kooky. Yesterday, leaks to newspapers revealed that the United States government has not only been seizing the records of billions of phone calls taking place
The real question they’re asking is: What legal rights should every American citizen have?
After 1060 days in Office, Obama finally nominates full membership for Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
1077 days ago, Barack Obama took his Oath of Office as President of the United States of America, solemnly swearing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” As President, one of the ways that Barack Obama is supposed to do that
Did it seem odd to you how there just happened to be mass police expulsions of protesters in the Occupy movement from occupations across the country, from Oakland to DC and many places in between? Looks like it may not have been a coincidence after
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