Category Archives: Surveillance

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

86 Organizations Petition Congress To Counter Unconstitutional Surveillance

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June 11, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director, Email: tracy@media-alliance.org, Cell (510) 684-6853

86 Organizations Petition Congress to Counter Unconstitutional Surveillance
Letter Demands Patriot Act Reform of Section 215, Congressional Hearings and Accountability

A letter signed by 86 public interest and civil liberties organizations was delivered to Congress this morning, in the wake of a week of explosive reports in the UK Guardian and the Washington Post from former Booz Allen NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The reports detailed several government programs, including one that provides access to metadata for telephone calls and another that provides warrantless access to online activities culled from the servers of nine leading Internet companies, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook.  Continue reading 86 Organizations Petition Congress To Counter Unconstitutional Surveillance

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The Constitution? Fuggedaboutit. Guardian Breaks Multiple Stories on Widespread Warrantless Surveillance

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Glenn Greenwald and Ewan Mcaskill break huge stories about NSA surveillance of American phone calls and virtually unlimited access by NSA to every major computer server in the US.

There are no words for this. Months of hints from some Democratic legislators on various intelligence committees that unprecedented levels of surveillance were being implemented cracked wide open with this week’s scoops by Greenwald and Mcaskill in the London Guardian newspaper of NSA paperwork revealing agreements with Verizon to turn over wireless meta data and every major computer company including Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft to permit National Security Agency access to their data servers. Continue reading The Constitution? Fuggedaboutit. Guardian Breaks Multiple Stories on Widespread Warrantless Surveillance

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