A few years ago, one foolproof way of saving the battery on you phone was to turn off GPS. You didn't really need it. At most, it was an added convenience in a few apps.
Not long after the Patriot Act was passed in 2001, I had dinner with the late Senator Paul Wellstone in Washington, who was a stalwart defender of civil liberties throughout his career.
When it came out that the IRS was scrutinizing potentially ?right- and left-wing tax exempt groups in 2013?, eyes were probably rolling at the FBI. Spying on American political groups has been their thing since forever--and if you need proof, th