Patriot Act Articles

Author of the PATRIOT Act: NSA Abuses Its Power
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On Veteran’s Day, US House representative Jim Sesenbrenner was in Brussels, Belgium, testifying before the European Parliament at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs about the ongoing abuse of the bill he wrote, the Patriot Act. There, …

White House Suggests More NSA Reforms In Wake Of Recent Leaks White House Suggests More NSA Reforms In Wake Of Recent Leaks
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Last week, The Guardian reported that the NSA was eavesdropping on 35 world leaders, including US allies. As you can imagine, this didn’t sit well with those being spied on, while reports emerged that the spying programs were stopped after …

NSA Washington March Calls for Reducing Spying
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Reuters and CNN reported today on an anti-NSA march that took place in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of protesters turned out for the march, many carrying signs that bore slogans like “Thank You, Edward Snowden,” “Stop …

Declassified NSA Documents Reveal Privacy Violations Declassified NSA Documents Reveal Privacy Violations
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Following pressure from lawsuits by both the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the federal government has released 14 documents concerning privacy violations committed by the NSA in their collection of private data from US citizens. Both lawsuits were based …

Feds Can’t Have ISP Records

A federal judge said no to part to the Democrat green-lighted new version of the Patriot Act yesterday. The Feds will have to get permission from the court before they can order ISPs to turn over customer records without telling the customer.

I invoked him yesterday, and I’m invoking him again today, Nelson Muntz joins all of us as we point at the DOJ and the FBI and give a collective "Ha ha!"

EFF Reminds AT&T What It Said The First Time

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has sent a reminder to AT&T (and the rest of us) that at one time the company resisted government pressure to spy on US citizens, and even publicized it.

EFF Effs With The FBI, Wants Your Help
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Hugh D’Andrade of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says that in order to keep funding as a nonprofit, they have to be able to show that their work is "important and relevant." I don’t think he has to worry about that. I’ve said it before, after watching more than one EFF-spanking, you don’t eff with the EFF.