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

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

The Evil of the National-Security State

Jacob G. Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation The two most important words in the lives of the American people for the past 60 years have been “national security.” The term has transformed American society for the worse. It has warped… 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

DWI Checkpoint Cops Fire Point-blank at On-coming Traffic

Rob Demetrious wect.com Jared and Rose Cleerdin found themselves right in the middle of a shootout at what should have been a routine DWI checkpoint. Days after the dramatic shootout in Brunswick County, they are still shaken by what they… Continue Reading