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USA FREEDOM Act Won’t Stop NSA Spying

 
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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 nothing would come of it. Now, just less than a year out from when the first […]


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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 implemented without the knowledge or consent of the Bahamian government. Instead, the agency appears to have used access legally obtained […]


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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 surveillance programs, and it would have been a first step towards real […]


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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 for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their […]


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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 killing program that has  resulted in the deaths of several Americans, most famously Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, a Pakistani […]


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