Tag: spying

Yes We Scan

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Browser plugin adds random NSA-trolling keywords to the url you’re visiting

Flagger is a browser add-on that automatically puts red flag keywords (like bomb, Taliban and anthrax) into the web addresses you visit. Install Flagger and help us send a message: government surveillance has gone too […]

NSA is collecting and decoding all the content you thought you encrypted

It’s no secret now that the NSA has been harvesting information from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, as well as your email and phone records. What you may not have known is that […]

California school starts eavesdropping on its students’ social media activity

Start them young and tell them it’s for their own good and maybe they’ll just get use to the fact that being spied on is a normal part of life. The Glendale Unified School District […]

Sen. Frank Church’s eerily accurate description of the future of the NSA

“The National Security Agency’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it […]

Feds threaten to arrest Lavabit founder for shutting down his email service

Ladar Levison says that he has been threatened with multiple times for shuttering his email service rather than comply with the surveillance order he received. The order was a served with a gag order forbidding […]

U.S. agents are directed to cover-up investigations on other Americans

In an exclusive report Reuters has uncovered documents that show that a secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is actively collecting information from “intelligence intercepts wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records” and […]

Chicago Tribune, Obama’s hometown paper, rails against warrantless spying

Immediately after I published the previous post decrying American media outlets for rolling over on the NSA spying scandal, the Chicago Tribune goes and publishes this. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney spent eight years […]

Lawmakers that voted to uphold NSA spying received double the defense industry cash

Do we need anymore proof that our government is bought and paid for? The numbers tell the story — in votes and dollars. On Wednesday, the House voted 217 to 205 not to rein in […]

Former President Jimmy Carter Decries NSA Spying, Says America has ‘No Functioning Democracy’

This is an interesting story that has yet to be covered by any American news outlets as far as I can find. Carter was in Atlanta for a meeting of the “Atlantic Bridge” which is […]