Assume the Position

So what happened to hundreds of full-body, high detail scanners after they were yanked from airports last year? According to the Chicago Tribune: Most have been shipped to jails, prisons and state and local government agencies. The TSA [...]

NSA recording every cell phone call in the Bahamas

The NSA is secretly recording every single cell phone conversation in the Bahamas according to documents provided by Edward Snowden. From The Intercept: The surveillance is part of a top-secret system – code-named SOMALGET – that was [...]

"Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, We're Hunting the Fourth Amendment"

Along with many other privacy concerns in this growing Information Age, license plate scanners have become a hot topic of debate.  And Vigilant Solutions, one company providing law enforcement with such power, doesn't want customers talking [...]

Ron Paul Statement on FISA Amendments Act Renewal

On Wednesday, September 12, the U.S. House voted 301-118 to renew the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for five more years.  (You can see how your representative voted here.)  Before its passage, Congressman Ron Paul strongly condemned the [...]

Rand Paul in The Boston Herald: Barron not qualified for fed bench

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) writes in The Boston Herald today about why he is opposing David Barron's nomination to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Barron is the author of a controversial memo justifying the extrajudicial killing of American [...]

Rand Paul to filibuster Barron nomination over drones

Senator Rand Paul issued a statement yesterday saying he intends to filibuster Professor David Barron's nomination to the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: "I've read David Barron's memos concerning the legal justification for killing an [...]

Might as well quit now

Via Wired UK: It's already too late to stop the ubiquitous tracking and monitoring of the public through biometrics, says Peter Waggett, Programme Leader at IBM's Emerging Technology Group. We need to stop worrying about prevention, and start [...]