Congress Increases NSA's Spying Capability

Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4681, The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.  According to Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI), the bill included a new measure, Section 309., which "authorizes 'the acquisition, [...]

Obama extends NSA spying program for 3 months

On Monday, the White House announced that President Obama has renewed the NSA's phone spying program for another 3 months. From The Washington Times: The National Security Agency’s program collects the phone numbers, times and durations of [...]

Representative Massie speaks out in defense of his amendment

Yesterday, Dr. Ron Paul commented on reports that the U.S. House Leadership will strip the popular Massie-Lofgren amendment to reform NSA spying programs from the "Omnibus" bill, saying, in part: As disconnected as Congress is from the American [...]

Patriot Act Extension Blocked

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia- Today, Campaign for Liberty issued the following statement from C4L President John Tate after the Senate failed to advance the “USA Freedom Act” which would have extended key provisions of the Patriot Act until [...]

Stretch before jogging? You might be a terrorist

As part of its National Security Initiative (NIS) the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies are working with state and local governments as well as private security firms to collect [...]

Big Wins In An Otherwise Bad Bill

There is a lot to be upset about in the new 1603 page "CRomnibus" released late last night, much of which we probably haven't even noticed yet. But Campaign for Liberty scored some important victories in specifically what was not included in [...]

C4L Joins Coalition Against Removing Massie-Lofgren Amendment

Campaign for Liberty has joined 29 other groups in sending a coalition letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the House to keep the Massie-Lofgren amendment in any final Omnibus spending bill it [...]

Ron Paul Supports Keeping Massie-Lofgren Amendment

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia- Today, Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul released the following statement after reports that House Leadership plans to remove the popular Massie-Lofgren NDAA amendment that reformed NSA spying programs from the Omnibus [...]

No CIA, Captain America is the good guy

Last week, I blogged about The Intercept's exposé of the extent of the surveillance state. One of the surveillance programs exposed in the story is a CIA program to “…secretly access databases maintained by foreign countries and extract [...]

Snowden: NSA sharing your nude photos

In a wide-ranging interview in The Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that the NSA routinely passes around nude photographs that they intercept from innocent Americans: Snowden: During the course of their work, (NSA employees) [...]