SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday originally intended to deny resources to federal agencies engaging in unwarranted and illegal spying. The final version was much narrower in scope, but privacy and civil liberties advocates call the new law something to build on in 2015.Details
The Fourth Amendment prohibits government agencies like the NSA from invading your privacy without a warrant.
This seems pretty straight forward and unambiguous, doesn’t it?
Not when government wordsmiths get involved.Details
The NSA peeks and pries into our lives in countless ways, violating our privacy and ignoring the Fourth Amendment. But a former NSA 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
As more government documents are released to the public, we are witnessing the unveiling of the true nature of the state. And it isn’t pretty.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
The Obama administration wants everyone to know that it claims the power to conduct dragnet surveillance of American phone records and that it is not going to bother revealing the source of that authority.Details