Category Archives: Surveillance

The many ways the government is watching us with an emphasis on digital spying

EFF Files 22 Firsthand Accounts of How NSA Surveillance Chilled the Right to Association

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For Immediate Release: November 7th, 2013

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has provided a federal judge with testimony from 22 separate advocacy organizations detailing how the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass telephone records collection program has impeded the groups’ work, discouraged their members and reduced the numbers of people seeking their help via hotlines. The declarations accompanied a motion for partial summary judgment filed late Wednesday, in which EFF asks the court to declare the surveillance illegal on two levels—the law does not authorize the program, and the Constitution forbids it.
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The Center for American Progress and the Nullify NSA Movement

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Posted by Tracy Rosenberg on February 9th, 2014
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The prominent Democratic website Think Progress recently took aim at the anti-NSA surveillance movement with a warning to “Beware of Libertarians Bearing Gifts”. The blog suggests bipartisan alliances between civil liberties advocates and libertarians will sink the New Deal, which some might say is already taking on a bit of water.
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The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance – Bay Area Convergence

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February 10, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact – The Day We Fight Back – Bay Area Convergence

Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director, Media Alliance (510) 684-6853, tracy@media-alliance.org

David Solnit, SF Bay Projection Department (510) 967-7377, dsolnit@gmail.com

The Day We Fight Back – Bay Area Convergence February 11th

Shining A Light on the NSA: Outdoor Projection at Room 641A, NSA Interception Site at 611 Folsom Street

San Francisco-On Tuesday February 11th at 6:00pm, Bay Area residents will join people all over the world outraged by revelations about National Security Agency and private corporations blanket electronic surveillance in The Day We Fight Back, a national online protest.

The San Francisco event will be at AT&T, 611 Folsom Street in San Francisco. The AT&T building houses an NSA interception room in Room 641A. Continue reading The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance – Bay Area Convergence

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Media Alliance Joins Off-Now, The Nullify NSA Coalition

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Another organization is joining the team!
Media Alliance, a California based organization working toward a just, accountable and diverse media system, is the newest OffNow.org Coalition partner. They will be working with many other groups to fight back against unlawful NSA spying through local and state civic action.
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Feinstein Endangers Silicon Valley Prosperity

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Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle  Dec 26 2013

It’s not a good feeling when your congressional representatives dip into your pocketbook, but that’s how thousands of California’s tech workers feel today. It’s an old story with a new twist, because we’re not talking about an unwanted tax increase or a regulatory action. We’re taking about the FISA Improvements Act, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Patriot Act for the next decade. Continue reading Feinstein Endangers Silicon Valley Prosperity

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Media Alliance Joins With 19-Associations To Sue the NSA, DOJ and FBI Over Telephone MetaData Collection

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San Francisco- Media Alliance joined 18 other not for profit membership associations, including the CalGuns Foundation, Greenpeace, People for the American Way, the Council on islamic-American Relations and many others, as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) against the National Security Administration (NSA) , the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Named defendants included Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA Director Keith Alexander and National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

The lawsuit focuses on the broad telephone metadata collection program reported in the Washington Post and UK Guardian in June of 2013. The lawsuit cites the freedom of association clause in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and NAACP vs Alabama (1958), a case which denied government unfettered access to the membership lists of the civil rights organization. The lawsuit alleges a chilling effect on the freedom of individuals to associate.

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