The NSA peeks and pries into our lives in countless ways, violating our privacy and ignoring the Fourth Amendment. But a former NSA technical chief says one agency activity endangers Americans more than the rest: the routine sharing of warrantless data with state and local law enforcement.Details
The surveillance state doesn’t operate in a vacuum.
In fact, the NSA and other federal spy agencies depend on support from a wide array of both public and private entities in order to engage in world-wide snooping.
American colleges and universities count among the institutions supporting dragnet spying. Through more the 170 schools, the NSA recruits and trains future spies and gains valuable research.Details
The Tenth Amendment Center has joined a trans-partisan coalition of surveillance whistleblowers, civil liberties advocates, and organizations representing millions of Americans calling for a rejection of the latest version of the USA Freedom Act in the US Senate.Details
“Listen…the NSA can be nullified.” That’s D.C. comedian John F. O’Donnell as a correspondent on the RT America Show, Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp last week.Details
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by law enforcement in California passed the Senate and now heads back to the Assembly for concurrence on amendments before moving on to the governor’s desk for a signature. AB1327 requires law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant based on probable cause before it can operate a drone, with a few exceptions.Details
According to the federal government, the Fourth Amendment contains a gaping loophole.
In fact, this loophole swallows up every word of the amendment, leaving a blank space in the Bill of Rights where privacy protections once resided.
They call it the “special needs doctrine.” It works likes this: the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated unless the government needs to.Details
Nullification opponents would have you believe that withdrawing from any federal program will unleash a tsunami of chaos. But when North Carolina recently did just that, the end result was more like a beautiful day on the beach.Details
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 5, 2014 – By a big margin at the polls on Tuesday, Missouri voters took an important step to protect their electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement, and also effectively blocked a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying within the state.Details
Last week, Tom Woods interviewed Ralph Nader about left-right cooperation on his daily radio show and the OffNow campaign came up in the conversation.Details
In a referendum that could ultimately have national implications, Missouri voters will go to the polls Aug. 5 with the opportunity to add protection for electronic communications to their state constitutionDetails