The U.S. and Britain governments are pushing for “exceptional access” to encrypted communications to track criminals and terrorists. Many cryptographers, computer scientists, and security specialists are against this allowance.
While Sen. Rand Paul helped force the expiration of the so-called PATRIOT Act, it seems he is a better constitutional scholar than Barack Obama, who is not interested in the Fourth Amendment.
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.
A decision was recently made saying the NSA surveillance program goes beyond what is appropriate under the Patriot Act. With the Patriot Act up for renewal in a couple weeks, this ruling will hopefully get U.S. citizens to rise up and demand this government respect their privacy.
The NSA’s collection of millions of U.S. citizens’ phone records is now illegal for them to possess. This ruling comes at a time when the Patriot Act is soon up for renewal.
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?
Evidently, the federal government has been secretly tracking phone calls years before the 9/11 attacks. It was the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration back in 1992 that paved the way for NSA in 2001.
NSA, and its British counterpart, have hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world. They are now able to oversee mobile communications without permission from telecom companies and foreign governments.
The Saudi Arabian government has issued a series of 1,000 public lashings and 10 years in prison to an activist blogger Raif Badawi for insulting Islam. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki requested an end to this punishment, but it does not look like Saudi authorities will end this brutality.
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