Presidential Oversight Board Declares NSA Metadata Collection Illegal

On Jan 23, less than a week after the president released his changes, the PCLOB released a report which declared the bulk collection of metadata approved by the FISC to be unconstitutional and that the illegal practice ought to be immediately discontinued.


Foreign Cyber Security Expert Schools Americans On NSA and Fourth Amendment

TED TV occasionally encourages ideas that involve revolutionary thinking about the need for less government and this video focusing on the NSA is a great example. Mikko Hypponen promotes action to a global audience, and we would be wise to look outside of our borders for creative ways to stop U.S. government overreach. The video…


North Carolina Students Are Not Safe From Big Brother!

Big Brother is transforming North Carolina State University from an institute of higher learning into an institute of constitutional degradation.

The National Security Agency recently partnered with NC State to create the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) on its Raleigh campus, according to a recent press release.

“By immersing intelligence analysts with NC State’s diverse group of scientists, we hope to discover new and powerful ways to meet our foreign signals intelligence and information assurance missions – giving us an edge to better protect the nation,”  NSA Director of Research Dr. Michael Wertheimer said.


NSA Postponed Phony Oversight Measures Because of Phony Shutdown

So much for the idea of the federal government reforming itself.

During the so-called government shutdown, Politico reported that the NSA’s surveillance panel, supposedly established to remedy the agency’s illegal behavior, went on hiatus.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was slated to head up the panel. You might remember he infamously lied under oath about spying allegations. Now that the government is back open for business, it still remains uncertain when, or if, the panel will resume operations.

And even if it does convene, does anybody actually think Clapper and company will do anything to protect the people?