Department Of Justice Snatching Data From Citizens’ Cell Phones Using Planes And “Dirtboxes”

By: Friday November 14, 2014 5:26 am

Here we go again. The Department of Justice has been using a legally questionable program to target criminal suspect’s cell phone data. The program involves flying small Cessna planes equipped with a device known as a “dirtbox” which mimics cell towers in order to trick cellphones into giving out their registration information. Like the now [...]

Petition To Require All Police To Have Body Cameras Breaks 100,000 Signatures

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 7:37 am

In the wake of the lethal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri a petition has been launched to have the White House look into requiring all police officers in the country to wear body cameras. The petition has now exceeded 128,000 signatures, the Obama Administration said it will respond to [...]

Edward Snowden Gives Prime Time Interview Defending Whistleblowing

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 5:46 am

Last night an interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conducted by NBC News Anchor Brian Williams aired in prime time on NBC. In the hour long broadcast Snowden addressed questions ranging from the details of NSA programs being used against Americans, being trapped in Russia, and why he felt the duty to blow the whistle [...]

Judge Opens Door For Drone Society

By: Friday March 7, 2014 8:46 am

Can anyone stop the forces of history, of technology and its proliferation? But I do drone on. Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled that attempts by the FAA to prevent the use of civilian drones below 400 feet were illegal given there was no administrative rule in place. This ruling opens the door for widespread [...]

DHS Looking To Create National License Plate Tracking System

By: Wednesday February 19, 2014 11:00 am

The problem with creating billion dollar bureaucracies like the Department of Homeland Security for insignificant threats like “terrorism” is that the administrators have nothing better to do all day but think of new ways to justify their existence and expand their power. Enter DHS’ newest proposal to create a national license plate tracking system. Forget [...]

NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Database To See If It Spied On Congress

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 7:54 am

There has been a lot of unintentionally hilarious things said during the NSA spying scandal unleashed by leaks from Edward Snowden, but the latest statement from the NSA surely is the most hilarious. After Senator Sanders raised the question of whether or not the NSA was spying on members of Congress to gain political leverage [...]

Google Takes A Step Closer To Owning All Your Information With Acquisition Of Nest

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 8:03 am

Walking anti-trust case Google Inc. has taken a step closer to owning all your information with the acquisition of Nest. Google already has a monopoly on search and has also made major inroads into the smartphone and browser markets with Chrome. And now with Nest the Silicon Valley juggernaut will be able to develop and [...]

Senator Sanders Wants To Know If NSA Spies On Congress

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 5:31 am

Senator Bernie Sanders is starting to ask questions many in the media and public have wanted to know for some time – is the NSA spying on other government officials? And if so, is the agency using that information as leverage to further its own power? In response to Sanders’ public questioning the NSA refused [...]

NSA Software Program Bugs iPhone

By: Wednesday January 1, 2014 5:58 am

Spy different. During the 30th Chaos Communication Congress Jacob Applebaum revealed the existence of an NSA software program known as DROPOUTJEEP which turns a user’s iPhone into a surveillance device for the government. The revelation suggests Apple may have created a backdoor for the NSA. The NSA describes the capabilities of the program as follows: [...]

Edward Snowden Says His ‘Mission Is Accomplished’

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 6:10 am

In an interview with Barton Gellman of the Washington Post, Edward Snowden says he believes he has accomplished his mission of facilitating a debate in America and the world on the surveillance state. Gellman spoke with Snowden in Russia in a wide ranging interview about both Snowden’s motivations and response to his critics. Six months [...]

Local Law Enforcement Using NSA Methods To Spy On Cellphones

By: Monday December 9, 2013 9:51 am

You are on the front lines of the War on Terror – you are the target. Local and state police are now using NSA type methods to suck up the public’s cell phone data according to USA Today. With new technologies provided either by the federal government or other vendors, local and state police are [...]

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