http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/20/AR2008082000174.html washingtonpost.com U.S. tracking citizens’ border crossings: report Reuters Wednesday, August 20, 2008; 12:59 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has been using its border checkpoints to collect information on citizens that will be stored for 15 years, raising … Read more . . .
Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court Orders Firm’s Letter to Lawmakers Details Government Requests By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Tuesday, October 16, 2007; Page A01 Verizon Communications, the nation’s second-largest telecom company, told congressional investigators that it … Read more . . .
Citizen surveillance needed, N.Y. mayor says International Herald Tribune, 2 October 2007 (AP) Residents of big cities like New York and London must accept that they are under constant watch by video cameras, and opposition to the use of high-tech … Read more . . .
Chinese government wants real names of bloggers By Nate Anderson | Published: October 23, 2006 – 10:46AM CT China is mulling a rule change that would require all bloggers to register with the government under their own names, though they … Read more . . .
International Herald Tribune Alisher Usmanov, a billionaire born in Uzbekistan, was angry about what Craig Murray, a former British envoy, wrote about him. (AP Photo) Bloggers beware when you criticize the rich and powerful By Doreen Carvajal Published: October 7, … Read more . . .
Collecting of Details on Travelers Documented U.S. Effort More Extensive Than Previously Known By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 22, 2007; Page A01 The U.S. government is collecting electronic records on the travel habits of millions of … Read more . . .
Private agency put protest groups under surveillance Statewatch Bulletin; vol 13 no 5 August-October 2003 A Sunday Times "Insight" investigation has revealed that a numer of private companies, including the defence giant BAE Systems and the security firm Group 4, … Read more . . .
New postal law lets Bush peek through your mail BY JAMES GORDON MEEK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU January 4, 2007 President Bush added a “signing statement” in recently passed postal reform bill that may give him new powers to pry … Read more . . .
U.S. government quietly rates millions of travellers for terrorism potential Michael J. Sniffen Canadian Press Friday, December 01, 2006 WASHINGTON (AP) – Without notifying the public, federal agents for the past four years have assigned millions of international travellers, including … Read more . . .
Video of Police spying on Americans and beating the crap out of people in a crowd spraying young children footage taken by police themselves http://bravoclan.com/ppmaps/index.html … Read more . . .
Terrorism invoked in ISP snooping proposalAttorney general said Internet providers must retain records of Americans’ activities to help in terrorism fight, CNET News.com has learned. By Declan McCullaghStaff Writer, CNET News.comPublished: May 30, 2006, 6:30 PM PDT In a radical … Read more . . .
Class-Action Lawsuit Against AT&T for Collaboration with Illegal Domestic Spying Program The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its … Read more . . .
The "war on terror" is global and indefinite in scope, effectively removing traditional limits of wartime authority By Barton Gellman and Dafna Linzer, Washington PostUpdated: 12:56 a.m. ET Dec. 18, 2005 In his four-year campaign against al Qaeda, President Bush … Read more . . .
National Security Agency mounted massive spy op on Baltimore peace group, documents show 01/10/2006 @ 11:53 am http://rawstory.com/news/2005/National_Security_Agency_spied_on_Baltimore_0110.html The National Security Agency has been spying on a Baltimore anti-war group, according to documents released during litigation, going so far as … Read more . . .
"That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people," he said in 1975, "and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide."
He added that if a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A. "could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back." – Senator Frank Church.
December 24, 2005 Spy Agency Mined Vast Data Trove, Officials Report By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN New York Times, WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 – The National Security Agency has traced and analyzed large volumes of telephone and Internet … Read more . . .
Robyn E. Blumner: ‘With Patriot Act, companies forced to inform on customers’ Date: Sunday, May 18 @ 09:48:15 EDTTopic: The Constitution & Civil Liberties By Robyn E. Blumner, St. Petersburg Times We all know homeland security is an expensive proposition. … Read more . . .