The federal government spies on you.
And it operates behind a veil of ignorance.Details
What’s the latest police state outrage?
Well, this time cops are peering into the social media accounts of “dissidents” and profiling them as potential terror threats.Details
Journalist Glenn Greenwald recently did a TED Talk addressing the prevalent idea that only “bad people” who “have something to hide” need to worry about constant government spying.Details
Recently, Wired Magazine published transcripts of emails Edward Snowden sent to Laura Poitras in the days leading up to the release of documents chronicling the extent of NSA spying.Details
When the federal government claims it wants to solve some problem, do you immediately take it for granted that it really wants to solve the problem at hand and that it harbors no ulterior motive? Or do you instantly think. “Uh-oh, what’s the catch?”Details
Three leading anti-NSA senators, Rand Paul (R-KY), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), recently penned an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times talking about the need for bipartisan reform to save the 4th Amendment and rein in government surveillance. They correctly identify the problems, but their solutions leave much to be desired.Details
Whenever the NSA slips up and actually tells the truth, it becomes obvious why they are so deceptive: the truth reveals them to be frighteningly cold, callous and malicious.Details
The answer to that question is “maybe.” I don’t really know.
I do know that yesterday, our posts to nearly 130,000 people, which used to reach a minimum of 2000 in the first hour or so, dropped to about 200. Suddenly and quickly, our reach has been cut by about 90%.Details
An Oregon bill to protect citizens’ privacy rights from unlawful NSA intrusion got the ball rolling and the legislator who sponsored it vowed to use it as a stepping stone to get a ballot initiative ready for 2016.Details