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No, the PATRIOT Act Didn’t Really Expire

By Mark Nestmann Nestmann.com December 16, 2015   No, the PATRIOT Act Didn’t Really Expire     A few days ago, I was speaking to a client who informed me that “the PATRIOT Act expired last week.” She went on to tell me that as a result, she now felt her electronic communications were safe […]

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Same Judge who Covered Up CIA Torture Dismisses Suit Against NSA Surveillance

By Andrew Emett Free Thought Project October 27, 2015   Same Judge who Covered Up CIA Torture Dismisses Suit Against NSA Surveillance     Responsible for helping cover up the CIA’s torture program, the same judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday filed by the ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Wikipedia, and other organizations accusing the […]


Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately starts following the NSA

By Lauren O’Neil CBC News Sep 29, 2015 3:14 PM ET   Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately starts following the NSA Gets 170,000 followers within an hour of joining social media site     If the NSA ever wants to get in touch with famed whistleblower Edward Snowden, it can do so via direct message on Twitter — a […]

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is only following one other account on Twitter, and that is @NSAGov (Twitter/@Snowden/CBC News screenshot)

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Judge on NSA: “This court believes there are millions and millions of Americans whose constitutional rights have been and are being violated.”

By Against Crony Capitalism September 4, 2015   Judge on NSA: “This court believes there are millions and millions of Americans whose constitutional rights have been and are being violated.”     This is in reference to the NSA’s “bulk data” collection program. You’re darn right that millions of people’s rights are being violated by […]


Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 16, 2015   Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T “The NSA’s top-secret budget in 2013 for the AT&T partnership was more than twice that of the next-largest such program,” a New York Times and ProPublica investigation has revealed.     Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents show that […]

The NSA documents cite AT&T's "extreme willingness to help." (Mike Mozart/flickr/cc)

NSA Surrounded Merkel in ‘Web of Surveillance’: WikiLeaks

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams July 9, 2015   NSA Surrounded Merkel in ‘Web of Surveillance’: WikiLeaks Spy target list includes not only confidential numbers for Merkel, but also for her top officials, her aides, her chief of staff, and even her fax machine     New documents published Wednesday by WikiLeaks show that the […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with aides in 2012. (Photo: European People's Party/flickr/cc)

Judge Napolitano: Why the NSA Loves the USA FREEDOM Act

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute June 4, 2015   Judge Napolitano: Why the NSA Loves the USA FREEDOM Act   Why did the National Security Agency (NSA) dispatch hundreds of agents to the US Congress to lobby for the USA FREEDOM Act if the legislation would, as many of the bill’s advocates in the […]

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Room 641A is a telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency that commenced operations in 2003 and was exposed in 2006

How The USA Freedom Act is Actually Reducing Freedom in America

By Virgil Vaduva The Fifth Column June 3, 2015   How The USA Freedom Act is Actually Reducing Freedom in America   The USA Freedom Act successfully passed in the U.S. Senate with a final vote of 67-32.  This was preceded by a tumultuous weekend of Rand Paul throwing sticks into the wheels of other […]


Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 2, 2015   Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly     “A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy.”—Writers Against Mass Surveillance THE GOOD NEWS: Americans have a right to freely express […]

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The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 26, 2015   The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance     “The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”—William Binney, NSA whistleblower We now have a fourth branch of government. As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, […]


Sen. Bob Corker Thinks the NSA Is Collecting Too Little of Our Private Information!

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute May 14, 2015   Sen. Bob Corker Thinks the NSA Is Collecting Too Little of Our Private Information!     United States Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) made news on Wednesday with his astounding comment that he is “shocked” by “how little data” the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting […]

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Congress

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute   Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Congress   Since New Year’s is traditionally a time for resolutions, and since the new Congress convenes this week, I thought I would suggest some New Year’s resolutions for Congress: 1) Bring the troops home — Congress should take the first, and most important, […]

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