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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

By Against Crony Capitalism June 24, 2015   Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission       We’ve written about some smart TVs and their ability to essentially surveil your living room. But if you have Chromium installed on your laptop you may have to worry about your computer doing the same thing. (Not […]

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Mass Surveillance Will Continue Even Without PATRIOT Act Section 215 1

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute May 28, 2015   Judge Andrew Napolitano: Mass Surveillance Will Continue Even Without PATRIOT Act Section 215   Privacy advocates looking forward to an end of the Unites States government’s mass surveillance program due to the looming sunset of PATRIOT Act section 215 may do well to shelve their […]


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, […]

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‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 14, 2015   ‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House With Patriot Act re-authorization looming, end of domestic phone collection program not enough to assuage civil liberty and privacy advocates     Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the […]

The House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday with a 338-88 vote, but experts say that powers of mass surveillance will continue, and even expand, if the bill passes and becomes law. (Image: EFF/flickr/cc)

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VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 22, 2015   VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions     A February 2012 memorandum of understanding between the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lays out a process pursuant to which the […]