The federal government is systematically encouraging the violation of Americans’ constitutional rights for the sake of an surveillance system that fails to stop terrorist attacks. How have America’s journalists responded? They’ve censored a cartoon that mocks the surveillance system.
Yesterday, a coalition of groups including Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Privacy International announced the release of Detekt, a piece of software that can detect many of the spybots used by the NSA, other governments, and corporations to track people’s online
Yes, it’s true that the George W. Bush and Barack Obama oversaw a massive spying program through the National Security Agency, seizing huge numbers of private communications involving Americans who are suspected of no crime whatsoever, but that’s all been reformed since then, right? Wrong