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
Congressional efforts to fortify dragnet domestic surveillance advanced last week when a Senate committee approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISA).Details
On July 1, the Associated Press breathlessly reported that an “independent civil liberties board” gave NSA spying the constitutional seal of approval and declared the spy agency employs “reasonable” safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans.
Funny what the AP considers “independent.”Details
The only solution lies in ripping away the veil of secrecy, and demanding the NSA and other federal agencies remain true to the limits on their power spelled out specifically in the Constitution.Details
Have you noticed that not once has an NSA revelation led people to say, “Oh, that isn’t as bad as I thought?”
In fact, every leaked document proves the spy agency more invasive, more expansive and more insidious than we realized. And what we’ve seen likely represents only the tip of the iceberg.Details
In August, Missouri voters will have an opportunity to reject significant parts of mass surveillance programs by both the state and federal governments.Details
The OffNow campaign primarily focuses on action against federal surveillance programs. But with the line between federal, state and local law enforcement becoming increasingly blurred, Americans also need to pay attention to local actions to see and understand the big picture.Details
In a recent Washington Post/Volokh Conspiracy Blog, NSA apologist Orin Kerr argues that the proposed Missouri ballot measure to protect electronic data won’t really do anything.Details
I like building bridges – especially where most people think they can’t exist.
Case in point. This morning, TAC partnered with Greenpeace and Electronic Frontier Foundation to fly a blimp directly over the NSA data center in Utah. It had a sign on it and an arrow pointing down – “illegal spying below!”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