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NSA collecting and storing your pictures

The National Security Agency is collecting vast numbers of images sent by individuals communicating via text messages, emails, social media, and other communications, according to the latest documents released by NSA whistle blower Edward [...]

How Obama and the House GOP saved the surveillance state

Who says bipartisanship is dead? Last week, the Obama Administration worked with GOP House leadership to gut the USA FREEDOM Act. The original act was a modest step in the right direction when it was introduced last fall. Then, two weeks [...]

USA FREEDOM Act Won't Stop NSA Spying

Did Edward Snowden place too much faith in the American system of government? When Snowden first met with Greenwald, he emphasized that his biggest fear about blowing the whistle on the largest surveillance scheme in human history was that [...]

Congress Pulls Bait-and-Switch on USA FREEDOM Act

Yesterday, C4L sent a letter to members of the House Judiciary Committee strongly opposing the Manager's Amendment to H.R. 3361, the USA FREEDOM Act. The original version of the act was sold to Americans as a way to rein in the NSA's domestic [...]

Civil Liberties Hodgepodge

This week there's been a number of stories worth highlighting regarding your civil liberties. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled the administration must disclose the legal rationale behind the targeted [...]

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Since Glenn Greenwald first exposed the NSA's vast unconstitutional surveillance program last year, a strange phenomenon has developed wherein certain elements of the media have slavishly defended the U.S. government and relentlessly attacked [...]

Greenwald to publish list of citizens targeted by NSA

In his latest NSA revelations, journalist Glen Greenwald says he plans to release the names of US citizens who have been targeted by the United States government. From Real Clear Politics: “One of the big questions when it comes to domestic [...]

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 [...]

Tech giants defy feds, notify users of data demands

It appears tech giants will no longer comply with the government's demand that they hand over users' data without telling them. Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands [...]

From The Folks Who Wanted to Be In Charge of Cybersecurity

This week, the Internet is in a tizzy, rightfully so, over the discovery of the Heartbleed bug -- one of the biggest security glitches in the history of the Internet. But now come the juicier revelations that the NSA may have known about it [...]