Surveillance / Intrussion


Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 6, 2016   Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On   “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon […]

Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

Starting Tomorrow, Feds Can Hack Millions of Devices with One Warrant

Starting Today, Feds Can Hack Millions of Devices with One Warrant  

By  Shaun Bradley The Anti-Media December 1, 2016   Starting Today, Feds Can Hack Millions of Devices with One Warrant     On Thursday, December 1, a vital Supreme Court order is set to go into effect that dramatically expands the surveillance power of federal agents. The impending alteration to Rule 41 of the Federal […]


Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 30, 2016   Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report Audit from the Department of Justice inspector general finds 2013 revelations attached ‘stigma’ to data collection requests     Government surveillance of civilians has declined in large part due to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden‘s 2013 […]

Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report

What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?

What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute September 21, 2016   What Lesson To Take From ‘Snowden’ Movie?   The Oliver Stone film “Snowden” is predictably being nit-picked by the denizens of the establishment, nevertheless those with a better understanding of what it means to live in a free society are calling it an important opportunity for […]


FBI Director Says He Covers His Webcam — and That You Should Too

By Josie Wales The Anti-Media September 19, 2016   FBI Director Says He Covers His Webcam — and That You Should Too     FBI Director James Comey spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington earlier this week to discuss the importance of cybersecurity. During the discussion, Assistant Attorney General John Carlin […]

FBI Director Says He Covers His Webcam — and That You Should Too

Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Spying Tools Leave 'No Place to Hide'

Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Spying Tools Leave ‘No Place to Hide’

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 13, 2016   Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Spying Tools Leave ‘No Place to Hide’ The Intercept publishes instruction manuals detailing how to build and use cell phone surveillance devices     The technology manufacturing company Harris Corporation has fought to keep the public from knowing about how its […]


The NSA Abroad: The UK Base that Makes US Targeted Killing Possible

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams September 6, 2016   The NSA Abroad: The UK Base that Makes US Targeted Killing Possible Newly revealed documents leaked by Edward Snowden and reported by the Intercept detail the inner workings of the NSA’s largest overseas base, Menwith Hill     In a damning exposé published Monday, The Intercept […]

The NSA Abroad: The UK Base that Makes US Targeted Killing Possible

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore's "Incomprehensible" Police Spying

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams August 25, 2016   Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying ‘The surveillance program itself is a privacy nightmare come to life and precisely what we have warned against for years,’ civil liberties group says     Revelations that Baltimore police are spying on residents from the air—which the department […]


Beware: Video-Jackers Can See Everything You Type On Your Smartphone

By Mary Beth Quirk Consumerist August 12, 2016     In a great example of the fact that not every USB charging station is as innocent as it looks, security researchers have identified a new, easy way for attackers to digitally eavesdrop on your smart phone when you think you’re charging it — and watch everything […]

Beware: Video-Jackers Can See Everything You Type On Your Smartphone

Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide

Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 3, 2016   Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide The US is a top exporter of invasive surveillance tools, according to Privacy International     Offering a groundbreaking glimpse of the global surveillance industry—the tools it employs, the extent of its reach, and the accountability it largely evades—human […]


Afraid of Technology? Here’s the One Rule to Follow

By Cathy Reisenwitz Foundation for Economic Education July 28, 2016   Afraid of Technology? Here’s the One Rule to Follow   Remember last year when people freaked out about Facebook’s image recognition capabilities? Well hold onto your shoes, luddites, because now Facebook’s got drones. Yep, but the company isn’t dropping bombs or mixtapes. Facebook is […]

Afraid of Technology? Here's the One Rule to Follow

In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects 'Stingray' Evidence for First Time

In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects ‘Stingray’ Evidence for First Time

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams July 13, 2016   In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects ‘Stingray’ Evidence for First Time “Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen’s cell phone into a tracking device”     For the first time, a federal judge has thrown out evidence obtained by police without a […]