surveillance


The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 5, 2017   The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017   Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious surveillance, […]

We All Lose: Obama Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

We All Lose: Obama Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

2016: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 28, 2016   2016: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year   “What’s past is prologue.” ― William Shakespeare, The Tempest What a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year this has been. Endless wars. Toxic politics. Violence. Hunger. Police shootings. Mass shootings. Economic downturns. Political […]


US Government Can Legally Access Your Facebook Data — and Now We Know How

By Alice Salles The Anti-Media December 28, 2016   US Government Can Legally Access Your Facebook Data — and Now We Know How     The end of the year is approaching, and data concerning government abuses of power has begun pouring in. According to Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report, government’s requests for Facebook account data […]

US Government Can Legally Access Your Facebook Data — and Now We Know How

U.S. House Oversight Committee: Stingray Surveillance Violates Constitution

U.S. House Oversight Committee: Stingray Surveillance Violates Constitution

By Derrick Broze Activist Post December 21, 2016   U.S. House Oversight Committee: Stingray Surveillance Violates Constitution     The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a damning new report on law enforcement’s growing use of ‘stingray’ cell phone surveillance tools.  On Monday, the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a new report that […]


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 […]

We All Lose: Obama Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

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 […]


The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute October 14, 2016   The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen   Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive […]

We All Lose: Obama Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore's "Incomprehensible" Police Spying

We All Lose: Obama Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

Just Another Brick in the Wall

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 24, 2016   Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall   We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone… All in all it’s just another brick in the […]


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 […]

Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide

Microwave Technology: The “GIFT” That Keeps Sharing – Your Information, That Is!

Microwave Technology: The “GIFT” That Keeps Sharing – Your Information, That Is!

By Catherine Frompovich Activist Post July 8, 2016     If everyone, who is so enthralled with technology, would wake up to what really is going on in cyberspace utilizing computer networks to surveil and undermine your personal space and rights, especially what’s going on with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating platform, we could take back […]


A Week in the Life of the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 22, 2016   “Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”—Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United States If you’ve been caught up in the circus that is the presidential election, you’ve likely missed the latest […]

We All Lose: Obama Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency