There is a sinister agenda underway to forcibly convert every standard electric meter in the U.S. to the "smart" variety under the guise of promoting renewable energy interests.
Starting from July 2013, but stretching back to 2011, a new law by the Italian Republic has come into force that not only enables the Italian tax offices to have free access to all data stored in the bank accounts in Italy, but also compels the banks
Obama administration officials faced deepening skepticism about a far-reaching counterterrorism program that collects millions of Americans’ phone records, as they released newly declassified documents in an attempt to spotlight privacy safeguards.
Though it failed by a twelve-vote margin, Congressman Justin Amash’s (R-MI) amendment last week to curtail the NSA’s dragnet surveillance efforts reveals new fault lines in the debate over privacy.
Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned today in a Senate speech opposing confirmation of Richard Cordray as CFPB director.
Obama signed an executive order entitled, “HIV Care Continuum Initiative” that will create a national movement and federal involvement in the war on HIV/AIDS.
Americans were shocked -- shocked, I tell you!
The U.S. government is not content to monitor your phone calls and your Internet activity, it’s now reading your snail mail, too.
Join us for a march to Federal Hall, the birthplace of the Bill of Rights. We refuse to give up our liberties in exchange for false security!
From massive NSA spying, to IRS targeting of the administration's political opponents, to collection and sharing of our health care information as part of Obamacare, it seems every day we learn of another assault on our privacy.
It seems every day we learn of another assault on our privacy. Sadly, this week the Senate took another significant, if little-noticed, step toward creating an authoritarian surveillance state. Buried in the immigration bill is a national identificat
...the all-seeing eye in Washington has a blind spot.
The fallout from the PRISM scandal has reached Stage Two, where faces in front of television cameras promote memorable slogans to give people reasons to accept their abuse and to pretend that everything is okay.
Since 2006, Team Bush, and then Team Obama, have allowed the little-known, hugely powerful National Security Agency to run a daily dragnet through your and my phone calls —
The ongoing controversy regarding the NSA’s wiretapping and data-mining program has refocused attention on the USA PATRIOT Act, which was enacted shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The NSA claims that their programs are fully authorized by
Big Brother has been with us for a long time.
Americans must send a message to Edward Snowden, one that will also be immediately noted and understood by our nervous rulers: Ed, we’ve got your back! That’s why it’s so vitally important for you to sign the White House petition to pardon Snowden.
An extraordinary fuss about eavesdropping started in the spring of 1844, when Giuseppe Mazzini, an Italian exile in London, became convinced that the British government was opening his mail.
Should we now trust the NSA not to illegally monitor environmental activists or Tea Party adherents or labor organizations? How can we trust an agency or a government that is still trying to claim that it didn’t get into the domestic phone call monit
“All of that is true — except for the fact that for the government, under the program right now, to do that, it would be illegal. We would not be allowed to do that,” Obama said. Which may have been the biggest lie of all — a suggestion that the fe
And we thought Hollywood was over the edge when they were suing 14-year-old girls for downloading Madonna songs. Ha! That was nothing!
The Fourth Amendment didn’t become dead letter overnight. The NSA’s unprecedented access to Americans’ personal data may have been top secret, but the Fourth Amendment’s been getting pummeled for years out in the open. Here are four other ways Americ
Suddenly, it feels like 2000 again. Back then, surveillance programs like Carnivore, Echelon, and Total Information Awareness helped spark a surge in electronic privacy awareness.
“The national-security industrial complex is now of the size, power, and influence of the military-industrial complex of the Cold War, which President Eisenhower first defined and warned of.”
Within hours of publishing a scathing story on President Obama (http://wp.me/p3dd01-Yp) the DOJ raided the offices of the National Report claiming the raid was lawful under the USA Patriot Act but refusing to say why the government was taking the ac
The man behind of one of the biggest leaks in the history of U.S. intelligence is a former technical assistant for the CIA who is now holed up in a Hong Kong hotel, in danger of running out of money and hoping to find asylum somewhere in the world.
President Barack Obama pushed back on what he called "hype" over reports detailing broad government surveillance, saying "modest encroachments on privacy" were necessary tradeoffs for security.
Ron Paul: NSA Seizing Phone Records Symptom of Failure of The State
The top lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee sought to tamp down the uproar over revelations that the National Security Agency swept up millions of Verizon telephone records, reminding their colleagues that Congress has approved laws granti