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Will Boeing Bucks Lead Congress To Look The Other Way From Dirtbox Spying Against Americans?

At the end of last week, we found out that the US Marshals are using airplanes to secretly gather data indiscriminately from huge numbers of electronic mobile devices, using airplanes that are equipped with “dirt box” devices that make the planes act like fake cell phone towers. The practice is far outside the scope of […]

US Government Using Airplanes To Hack Into Americans’ Phones En Masse

Late yesterday, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice is using airplanes equipped with “dirtbox” technology to hack into Americans’ cell phones from the air. (Read all about it in The Guardian) This technology converts an airplane into a fake cell phone tower. When Justice Department planes fly over American cities, […]

Homeland Security Rushes To Grab Cell Phones And Laptops From Travelers

There is no actual known plot to use hollowed-out electronic devices to smuggle bombs onto airplanes headed to the United States, Homeland Security Administration officials admit. Nonetheless, Homeland Security announced this weekend that it is implementing a draconian new policy against electronic devices. Any electronic device, such as a cell phone, tablet or laptop computer, […]

Bernie Sanders Versus Hillary Clinton On NSA Spying

If you care about the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernard Sanders is crystal clear. […]

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. […]

Brits Harrass Greenwald’s Partner In Attempt To Block More Spying Revelations

The United Kingdom’s abusive tactics against David Miranda are just one more example of how the extraordinary government powers that were justified as necessary to protect against terrorism, are in fact being used in the UK and USA to squash dissent and to create centralized governmental powers that are slipping dangerously toward totalitarianism. […]

SOD Off! Law Enforcement Using NSA Spying To Go After Ordinary Crimes

Here we have evidence that the military surveillance by the NSA is leading to physical searches of Americans’ by local law enforcement, and that it’s all being done without a proper search warrant. […]

Your Visit Here Has Been XKeyscored By U.S. Government Spies

The information that can be searched through XKeyscore is not limited to metadata, but includes the content of private emails and Facebook chats. 20 trillion records of emails and telephone calls purely between Americans have been gathered without any search warrant so far. […]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted To Keep The NSA Spying On American Phone Calls?

Did Democratic Party members vote in 2008 and 2012 because they thought that Barack Obama would work with the Republican Party to prevent reform of George W. Bush’s unconstitutional electronic surveillance systems? President Obama seems to think so. […]

Post Office Spies On All American Mail, NSA Style

In the latest of a series of revelations of the surveillance systems that the U.S. government has arrayed against the American people, we have now learned that the U.S. Postal Service has been storing images of every single piece of mail that is sent within the United States, recording who is sending letters and packages to who, and entering that information into a gigantic database that can be accessed by law enforcement agents, who can read through lists of who any American is corresponding with – all without a search warrant as required by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. […]

Obama Says His Secrets Are All Transparent

The FISA court is the opposite of transparent. Barack Obama’s excuses for his massive violation of Americans’ constitutional rights are transparently dishonest. […]