Encryption Is As American As Apple Pie: The Founding Fathers Frequently Used It … And It Helped Win the Revolutionary War

Washington’s Blog Spying v. Privacy: An Ancient Battle The NSA, FBI and other government agencies are pushing to outlaw encryption.  And see this.  On the other hand, many Americans want privacy. This is the same battle fought by the Founding… Continue Reading

A conspiracy so vast — it’s not just the NSA, now the FBI, your local police are also spying on US citizens

Fox News […]Earlier this week, The Washington Post reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now spying on us. It seems that the FBI, no doubt jealous of the unpunished lawlessness of the NSA, has acquired software that permits… Continue Reading

*BREAKING* Drones used over Alabama and 9 other states!

Madison Underwood al.com The FBI wrote in a letter released Thursday that it used drones 10 times over U.S. soil, including during the nearly seven day standoff with hostage-taker Jimmy Lee Dykes in his Midland City, Ala. bunker. The FBI’s… Continue Reading

Privacy groups led by EFF sue to stop NSA and FBI electronic surveillance

The Guardian Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program. The lawsuit was filed by… Continue Reading

FBI confirms it uses drones on United States soil

Alex Walsh Al.com FBI Director Robert Mueller confirmed to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-IA, that his agency uses unmanned drones for domestic surveillance purposes. Grassley spoke to Mueller during a hearing before the Senate’s Judiciary Committee. Mueller confirmed that the… Continue Reading

Former narcotics task force commander charged with stealing $125,000, plans to plead guilty

Stephen Dethrage al.com TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Following a months-long FBI investigation, federal prosecutors have charged Jeffery Snyder, the former commander of the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force, with stealing at least $125,000 from cash seized by the task force under… Continue Reading

What Search Warrant? Your Facebook Messages And Private Emails Are Not Safe From FBI Surveillance, Says ACLU

International Business Times Warrants? We don’t need no stinking warrants. According to new documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union, government officials may not always obtain warrants when they snoop through our emails, Facebook messages, and other electronic communications… Continue Reading

Panel seeks to fine tech companies for noncompliance with wiretap orders

Ellen Nakashima Washington Post A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Face­book and Google to enable law enforcement officials to intercept online communications as they occur, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar… Continue Reading