Tennessee Bill Would Shut Down NSA Spy Center

Infowars.com Legislators in Tennessee have introduced a bill that would ban the state from providing water and electricity to an NSA data center which is currently involved in building supercomputers designed to crack encrypted data. The Fourth Amendment Protection Act, which… Continue Reading

Confirmed: CIA, NSA, IRS collected and shared Americans’ personal information

RT.com On a mission to detect untrustworthy employees, nearly 30 government agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans, many of whom had no ties to the federal government. A list of 4,904 people was created by… Continue Reading

Legislation Curtailing NSA Domestic Spying to Be Introduced Tuesday

Breitbart Breitbart News has learned that Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) will introduce major legislation to rein in NSA surveillance activities of American citizens on Tuesday.  

Feds Studying How to Use Twitter For ‘Depression Surveillance’

Washington Free Beacon The federal government is studying how to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) began a study financed by the National Institutes of Health last month that will provide “population… Continue Reading

Luxembourg NSA dragnet hauls in Skype for investigation

rt.com Once heralded as a communication tool free from eavesdropping, Skype is now reportedly under scrutiny for secretly and voluntarily handing over personal data on users to government agencies. The Microsoft-owned instant-messaging site, used by some 600 million people worldwide,… Continue Reading

Obamacare Marketplace: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities’

The Weekly Standard Maryland’s Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare marketplace, has been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment.  If users are able to endure long page-loading delays, they are presented with the website’s privacy policy, a ubiquitous fine-print feature on websites… Continue Reading

Take Action: What You Can Do to Nullify NSA Spying

Mike Maharrey Tenth Amendment Center Rosa Parks faced what likely seemed a hopeless situation at the time. Majority opinion, backed by the strong arm of government, relegated her to second-class citizenship. In that day, who imagined it would ever change?… Continue Reading

N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens

JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS New York Times WASHINGTON — Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations… Continue Reading

Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

SCOTT SHANE and COLIN MOYNIHAN NY Times For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone… Continue Reading

Time for Answers from the NSA

nationalreview.com John Fund It’s time to ask tough questions about the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities — even for conservatives who have given the NSA the benefit of every doubt up until now. The Washington Post opened a can of… Continue Reading

‘No shield from forced exposure’: Groklaw website shuts down over NSA spying

rt.com Groklaw, a legal news site that has won numerous awards for its courtroom coverage of tech issues during the last decade, is shutting down in the wake of revelations about the lack of online privacy. In a farewell post… Continue Reading

Reuters: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke Reuters A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of… Continue Reading

‘Encryption is a human right’: Wikipedia aims to lock out NSA

rt.com Wikipedia is taking steps to make its site ‘unsnoopable’ to the NSA following revelations that its site users were being spied on. The measures will include the use of secure encryption for its logged-in users to minimize eavesdropping. The… Continue Reading