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Ben Carson Urges Big Brother Database To Spy On All American Citizens

The Republican presidential primary is heating up, which means, in practical terms, that the GOP candidates are competing to see who can propose the most extreme authoritarian ways to undermine the Constitution in order to exploit Americans’ fears.

Horrified voters thought that no one could top the plan proposed by Donald Trump yesterday, to:


Which Presidential Candidate Will Support Edward Snowden?

During this week’s Democratic presidential debate, when asked about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed widespread unconstitutional spying against the American people by the National Security Agency, Hillary Clinton resorted to the standard talking points used by Washington D.C. power elites. “He stole very important information that has unfortunately fallen into a lot of the […]

PCLOB: White House Isn’t Measuring Whether its War on Terror Plans Work

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, are going to strike again any… minute… now.

And […]

Market Research Conference To Show Corporations How To Use Flying Drones and Robots To Spy On Shoppers

If the people at the MRMW conference believe that using robots to spy on us as we shop is such a good idea, why aren’t they making information about this session open to the public in general? […]

Jeb Bush Hires Architect Of Abusive, Outdated Website To Run His Online Strategy

Violating Americans’ trust using a behind-the-curve cultural appeal? It sounds like this guy from will fit in quite nicely with the Jeb Bush for President team. […]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted In Favor Of Opening Private Medical Records To Big Government?

Chellie Pingree voted for the GOP Secret Science Reform Act. Perhaps Representative Pingree simply sees the way the wind is blowing, and is happy to go along with the rising tide of right wing politics in America, health, privacy and science be damned. […]

Dedicated Denial Of Service At Ello

Social networking web sites are no fun any more, says Paul Budnitz, founder of Ello. Ello is a relatively new social networking site that promises not to engage in electronic surveillance of its users, as Facebook, Twitter, and the other big social media sites do.

The Ello manifesto reads: “Your social network is owned by […]

Why Is The FBI Withholding Privacy Reports About Its Spying Programs In The USA?

Yesterday, Jim noted that, despite promises of reforms of extraordinary spying powers created under the FISA Amendments Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has failed to create the position of Public Advocate that was recommended by a Presidential commission at the end of last year. The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies seems […]

Dot & Bo Take Commercial Surveillance to New Low

When you visit the website of furniture and tchotchke seller Dot & Bo, this is what you see. At first glance, the Dot and Bo “splash” screen doesn’t look unusual — many websites that try to sell you something would like to have your Facebook account information and e-mail address, all the better to […]

In Process: A Report On Surveillance By The 2016 Presidential Candidates

This report, which we will update several times during the primary campaign and general election, will summarize what actions the different declared and likely presidential candidates are taking to incorporate surveillance software into their own political web sites. […]

Opt Out of Creepy KissMetrics Surveillance

When the internet was founded, the use of the technology for pecuniary gain was a banishable offense. Now spying on people is considered the norm.

Take Kissmetrics, which tracks people and connects their common browsing of websites across different computers and tablets so that people can be profiled and monetized. Even when two people use […]