Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance. The money is part of a little-known grant intended to help law enforcement fight drug
Tamny’s suggestion almost certainly cannot be adopted in the currently evolved, dead-end political system we call “democracy in America under the rule of law,” which more accurately is described as “plunder in America under the color of law.”
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices has caused a “sea change” inside the U.S. Justice Department, according to FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann. Mr. Weissmann, speaking at a University of S
One of the nation’s leading electronic privacy groups claimed this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) misled members of Congress during a recent hearing on whether the Department is paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to keep t
In just weeks, that science fiction plot will become reality as some businesses in Central Florida will know who you are when you walk through their door.
The targeted killing of those suspected of engaging in terrorist activities against the United States, including American citizens, is justified and legal, according to the Defense Department's chief lawyer. Johnson reiterated Koh's assessment that
The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.
This incredible story of a family who had their trip to Belize ruined because the father's passport had a slight crease on the back cover after it had inadvertently been sat on. The family had no problems in their native Denver, but as soon as they g
By now, people who use the Internet seriously, and even plenty who don't, are aware of the arrest of six-foot-seven, 300-pound Kim Dotcom
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is cracking down on his colleagues using profanity when conducting the business of the council.
The British government has dusted off previously shelved plans to create huge databases, enabling spy agencies to monitor every phone call, email and text message as well as websites visited by everyone in the country.
One autumn morning a college student logged into her email and found a message announcing an upcoming Islamic conference in Toronto. She clicked "forward," sent it to a group of fellow Muslims at the University at Buffalo, and promptly forgot about i
Companies know a lot about you. Probably more than you're comfortable with.
Shooting down gov't drones is one thing,...but if they're private,...FIRE AWAY!!!
'What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,' the mother from North Carolina, who wished to remain anonymous, told a local newspaper.
A new study by the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies’ (MCIS) 2012 Intelligence Studies Yearbook points to the use of social media as “the new cutting edge in open-source tactical intelligence collection”. IntelNews.org's Joseph Fitsanaki
This is what people think of when they imagine the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC — the secretive, über-elite military unit that killed Osama bin Laden.
By Sept. 30, 2015, drones will have to have access to U.S. airspace that is currently reserved for piloted aircraft. This applies to military, commercial and privately owned drones — so it could mean a major increase in unmanned aircraft winging thro
The more progressive aviation framework in Europe means that government monitors potentially have a new weapon in their arsenals--unmanned aerial drones--to enforce regulations, and they’re starting with agriculture
The LAPD is fighting crime from a high-tech war room that gives it eyes all over the city.
One of the most terrifying aspects of George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 was his description of how society had turned into one giant police agency.
Critics warn military industrial complex pushing US “willy-nilly toward an era of aerial surveillance”
The Obama administration is willing to work with Catholic universities, hospitals and other church-affiliated employers to implement a new policy that requires health insurers to offer birth control coverage,
The bedrock of the American republic is fracturing. The Constitution is being eviscerated by government leaders and their corporate allies. The system of checks and balances embodied in that document, the mechanism which prevents the United States fr
Just getting home from a photo-taking expedition in the snow and my neighbour points the camera out to me.
The manager of the bank said it was against their policy to accept legal tender physical currency (aka U.S. dollars) as payment for BoA mortgages.
A House-Senate conference report this week called on the Administration to accelerate the use of civilian unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or “drones,” in U.S. airspace. The pending authorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration directs
Respected former detective weighs in on biometric ID case
Researchers at the University of California (San Francisco) are calling for regulations.government regulation of sugar that compares to alcohol and tobacco
You know that “check engine” light on your dashboard? What if instead of just telling you that the car’s computer has detected some fault with the emissions control system, it told the government – via roadside readers and satellite uplinks?