FRESNO, Calif. (April 9, 2016) – The Fresno Police Department’s attempt to purchase controversial Orwellian computer software highlights the role the federal government plays in the acquisition of spy gear by local law enforcement agencies.Details
Dragnet surveillance: Need to make a bust? Doesn’t matter for what. Just listen in!Details
New rules under development by the Obama administration will take data collected by the NSA, supposedly for “counter-terrorism” and put it into the hands of other federal agencies and even your local law enforcement for everyday use.Details
The inside story of how feds and locals work together to spyDetails
Today, legislators in 16 states simultaneously announced the introduction of an array of bills to protect privacy.Details
A process which started shortly after 9-11 has grown into a full-fledged campaign of warrantless surveillance, electronic tracking and data miningDetails
State efforts to stop warrantless NSA spying are off to a fast start in the 2015 legislative session.Details
When the government is waving at us with its right hand, so to speak, it is the government’s left hand that we should be watching. Just as a magician draws your attention to what he wants you to see so you will not observe how his trick is performed, last week presented a textbook example of public disputes masking hidden deceptions. Here is what happened.Details
With some prominent privacy activists recognizing that appealing to Congress to stop NSA spying is futile, a hearing today in Utah shows that there is another path to shutting down mass surveillance. One that can work.Details
When it comes to political activism in America, it almost all focuses within the 202 area code. But over the last few years, it’s become clear we cannot count on Washington D.C. to rein in its own surveillance programs.
We need a different approach that engages activists and concerned Americans outside of the Beltway.