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CNet Kicks Off Professional Media Coverage of Oct. 26 March Against Surveillance

Dara Kerr of CNet is the first reporter I’m aware of to provide coverage to tomorrow’s rally and march in Washington, DC against unconstitutional bulk surveillance of hundreds of millions of Americans’ activities, communications, whereabouts and associations. Kerr interviews Rainey Reitman, one of the primary organizers of the protest through his role at the Electronic […]

Police, SS, DEA, DOJ, DOD, DHS… Add the IRS to list of Government Agencies getting Warrantless NSA Surveillance Data

Two days ago, a review of quiet admissions and unauthorized leaks revealed that the NSA branch of the U.S. military had not only been collecting and warehousing nearly every form of electronic communications by innocent everyday people, without warrants, but had been sharing the proceeds of their unconstitutional spying with …

the Drug Enforcement Agency; […]

It’s not just the DEA: NSA Program allows Warrantless Surveillance to spot Ordinary Crime

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 recorder into the cables in your basement to monitor your […]

Independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Schedules Meeting on PRISM Surveillance Scandal

If you care about warrantless surveillance by the United States Government, it’s worth periodically checking this Federal Register page to find out what the long-overdue, finally-formed Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is up to. By law, the PCLOB has independent power unsquelchable by Congress or the President to subpoena classified or unclassified information regarding […]

Unconstitutional FISA Search and Seizure Cannot Pass without Democratic Party Approval

It’s a central test of political character: when you have the chance to make a difference, do you?

Tomorrow, the Senate will convene to vote on reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act. This law directly violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by allowing agents of the United States government to search through and […]

Watch The House Hearing (NOT) on Illegal FBI Surveillance… If You Can

Here’s a reminder that at 3:00 pm today, the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will be holding a hearing on recent revelations that the FBI lied, violated the constitution and broke the law to engage in warrantless surveillance of Americans’ communications, all on an expedition to find the source of […]

Reaction to Government Surveillance Bombshell, By The Numbers

Number of Inspectors General reporting the existence of “unprecedented collection activities” going “beyond warrantless wiretapping”: 5

Public disclosures regarding the nature of these “unprecedented collection activities”: 0

Number of years before the Attorney General of the United States, highest law enforcement officer in the country, was permitted to know of the existence of these activities: […]

Under Obama Administration, NSA Spies on Americans, in America, Without Warrants

Under the authority of the FISA Amendments Act, the New York Times reveals, the National Security Agency of the Obama administration has been spying on Americans’ communications by phone and e-mail, doing it within the United States, and doing it without the warrants specifically required by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United […]

Obama Threatens to Seize Control Over Judiciary in Fight to Preserve Big Brother Power

If you paid attention during history and civics classes in high school, you learned that the U.S. Government cannot search or seize either a person, or his property, or his private effects without a warrant signed by a judge on the basis of probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. That limitation comes […]

Obama Gets Woolly on How Government Treats People: Speak From the Bottom Up At the Inauguration

As Barack Obama is set to be inaugurated as the 44th President next week, this is how your government treats people:

1. As a matter of law under the FISA Amendments Act, your government can search your home, office or car, take your belongings and put you under recorded personal or electronic surveillance for periods […]

Senator Russell Feingold Speech: Restoring the Rule of Law

On Thursday, September 25, Senator Russell Feingold gave a speech before the Senate that got absolutely no coverage in the papers. Coming in the wake of Constitution Day, it should have; it provides a capstone to a week of hearings held by Senator Feingold to remind us of the constitutional liberties we have lost and […]