Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tag: government surveillance

FBI surveillance of Trump aide reflects flaws in secretive FISA system...

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified saying the FBI used false information to obtain approval to wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and raising wider concerns about the agency’s use of surveillance.

The government is expanding its social media surveillance capabilities

But social media monitoring programs and the algorithms that power them aren’t effective — and may be discriminatory.

Goodbye to all that

A private investigator on living in a surveillance culture.

‘Quiet Skies?’ Boston Globe exposé reveals TSA is secretly surveilling thousands...

A Boston Globe investigation has revealed the existence of a domestic surveillance program run by the Transportation Security Administration since 2012.

US Spy Sats See Everything, Except When the Government Says They...

If the U.S. has satellites monitoring the world, shouldn't they be willing to show what its satellites saw when Flight 17 was downed. The American people, and the people of the world, should demand this of the U.S. government.

VIDEO: 'Everybody Is a Suspect:' European Rights Chief on Edward Snowden's...

In a new campaign to establish global privacy standards, Edward Snowden along with others proposed the International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers. Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, discusses the treaty.

Thank You, Edward Snowden: An End to General Warrants as So-Called...

We've taken a few baby steps back toward democracy after the expiration of the misnamed “PATRIOT Act” gives restoration to Americans’ privacy. But if it wasn't for the revelations of Edward Snowden, we would have never known.

Snowden Docs: NSA Technology Lets Gov’t Generate Transcripts of Private Phone...

According to documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, it's confirmed that the National Security Agency is converting people’s private phone conversations into searchable text. But isn' this a violation of American's human rights?

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Democrats remain the bulwark against losing what freedoms remain—like it or not!

If not Democrats, flawed or not, then who defies the menace of reaction, advances America, and even confronts climate change with serious, systemic reforms?

Media ignore criticism of DHS’s new ‘disinformation’ board—unless it’s from the right

The board’s stated mission would be to address “disinformation spread by foreign states such as Russia, China and Iran,” as well as “transnational criminal organizations and human-smuggling organizations.”

It’s not enough to resist—we have to build, too

So I want you to commit today: Double your efforts in the struggles you are involved in. Join that campaign you’ve been thinking about joining. Show that real solidarity.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time. 

God on his Side? Doug Mastriano’s rise in Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial primary

Another extreme wing of the Republican Party is emerging, and it’s not all Trump.