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Protest Against NSA Spying On October 26

Barack Obama was elected President under a promise to restore respect for Americans’ constitutional rights, and to reform the FISA Amendments Act and Patriot Act, laws that had created an extreme surveillance state under George W. Bush’s Homeland Security mania. As President, Obama has broken these promises. Obama has moved to prevent reform of the [...]

Hewlett Packard Will Protect Your Computer From Teenagers But Not From The NSA

Hewlett Packard may have tools to protect corporate laptops from curious teenagers, but HP offers no protection from the unconstitutional, encryption-crushing Big Brother electronic surveillance programs of the NSA. [...]

Americans Shrug Their Shoulders At New iPhones

What the engineers of the iPhone 5S have done is like slapping a fingerprint sensor lock on the front door of a house, while leaving the side door and garage doors unlocked, and a first floor window open. Intelligent people who are looking to communicate securely are not going to do it using an iPhone. [...]

NSA Spy Programs Used To Steal Economic Data In Brazil

Are Barack Obama’s economic advisers truly so incompetent that they need to rely on NSA spies to understand foreign countries’ foreign policies and to make predictions of international financial crises? [...]

International Spy Museum Fails The Test On NSA SPying

The International Spy Museum has demonstrated that it’s not willing to provide an honest representation of the profession of spying. I suppose, given the museum’s enthusiasm for lies, that we should not have expected better. [...]

Your Encryption Will Not Save Your Privacy

The rare corporations that have refused to betray promises of encryption to their customers have been targeted by the NSA anyway, through hacking operations that have stolen encryption keys or found other ways to bust through privacy protections. [...]

LG Making TVs That Will Allow NSA To Track What We Watch

Interactive technology means intrusive technology. Technology that’s smart enough to adapt to users’ directions and to sense their interests is also smart enough to keep records about what users do. Add Internet connectivity to that intelligence, and the privacy of the American home will take a big hit. [...]

New Government Spying Allegations Have Nothing To Do With Stopping Terrorists

The Department of Justice has been given ongoing access to a massive database of information about Americans’ private telephone calls, for investigations that have nothing to do with preventing terrorist attacks. [...]

After Using Surveillance Outrage to Collect Personal Information, Alan Grayson Offers No Legislation

Two and a half months ago, Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida used outrage at the unfolding NSA surveillance scandal to declare his intention to offer an amendment to an otherwise unrelated piece of legislation. That amendment would have ended the NSA’s massive collection of personally identifiable information without a direct connection to terrorism. The idea [...]

Members of Congress Told They Cannot See Records Of Their Own Surveillance By The NSA

How can anyone say that Congress has genuine oversight of the many NSA spying programs, when Congress is not even being told how much it is being kept under surveillance itself? [...]

USA Using NSA To Spy On UN And Sex Partners

Somehow, for me, it makes the whole NSA spying scandal more frightening that agents working for Big Brother could actually write “(yay!)” when they gain new methods of conducting surveillance against targets that are supposed to be off-limits. [...]