Category Archives: Surveillance

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

Fixing Congressional Oversight of National Security



From Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)


Members of Congress talk a lot about improving oversight of national security, but most do not do much to make it better. Just recently, the former chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jay Rockefeller, gave a speech where he said something remarkable. He spoke about the struggle Congress had with gathering information from the CIA for a report on its use of torture. “This study is … the story of the breakdown in our system of governance…. One of the profound ways that breakdown happened was through the active subversion of meaningful congressional oversight.” Continue reading Fixing Congressional Oversight of National Security


Your Privacy On-Line: Why Should You Care?



Posted by Active Voice/NAMAC on August 12th, 2013

What’s the cost of the so-called “free” services we use online every day? What do you gain and what do you give up when you accept the Terms and Conditions of your favorite app? And why should you care?

In this online discussion: documentary filmmakers, media activists and tech workers talk about what we give up and why it matters.

Brought to you by Active Voice and NAMAC.


NSA Clip Archive



Posted by
The Internet Archive

A terrific compilation by the Internet Archive of 700+ clips on surveillance, spying and the Snowden revelations. A huge help for anyone writing about the NSA.

Experimental Library of TV News Clips Pertaining to Recent Revelations about the NSA and its Oversight

*Chrome/Safari browsers only*

The experimental, Chrome and Safari only, library launches today with more than 700 chronologically ordered television citations drawn from the Archive’s television news research service. The TV quotes can be browsed by rolling over clip thumbnails, queried via transcripts and sorted for specific speakers. Citation links, context, connections to source broadcasters and options to borrow can be explored by following the More/Borrow links on each thumbnail.


MA and National Lawyers Guild CDC File Comments Opposing Wireless Shutdowns



Media Alliance and the National Lawyers Guild CDC (joined by 10 other organizations including Color of Change, Sugar Law Center, The East Bay Social Forum, Alameda Green Party and NHMC), filed comments on April 30th opposing wireless shutdowns.  Continue reading MA and National Lawyers Guild CDC File Comments Opposing Wireless Shutdowns