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Trump Wants U.S. Military to Guard U.S.-Mexico Border Until Wall Is...

Update, April 4, 7:03 p.m.: The Associated Press has reported that "President Donald Trump will be signing a proclamation directing the departments of Defense...

Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce Anti-Surveillance Bills

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Tenth Amendment Center have partnered with lawmakers from 16 states to introduce counter-surveillance legislation. On January 20, Anthony...

Apple’s Tim Cook Opposes More Federal Access To Customer Data

WASHINGTON - Opposition to back door access to encrypted information by intelligence agencies was defended by Apple CEO Tim Cook. In an interview for “60...

Reps. Amash, Massie Blast Congressional Spending Bill for ‘Unconstitutional’ Surveillance Measures

The last-minute addition of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 to a massive Congressional spending bill has drawn criticism from Representatives who call the provisions unconstitutional,...

Surveillance Bill Masked as ‘Cybersecurity’ Close to Completion

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) was officially approved by the Senate back in October. Since that time, the bill has languished in committee as...

U.S. Police Chiefs Demand Access to Encrypted Communications Following Paris Attacks

As the world heals from the recent terror attacks in Paris, we are witnessing a range of reactions from heads of state and media pundits. The...

New Documents Reveal the NSA is Still Collecting Americans’ Emails

New records obtained by the New York Times via Freedom of Information Act requests reveal that the National Security Agency’s mass collection of email...

Federal Judge Issues New Rules for Use of Stingray Surveillance in...

US Magistrate Judge Iain Johnston of Illinois recently announced three new requirements for government agencies that wish to deploy cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays. For the...

Lawmakers Demand Information on Federal Use of Stingray Surveillance

On Monday, four members of the House Over­sight Com­mit­tee sent letters to 24 federal agencies including the Department of State and the Securities and...

Senate Approves CISA Surveillance Bill Masked as ‘Cyber-Security’

UPDATE: The U.S. Senate has officially approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) with a vote of 74 to 21. The Senate voted against four amendments...

New Documentary ‘Imminent Threat’ Calls for Alliance of Progressives and Libertarians

The documentary film Imminent Threat is hoping to increase dialogue regarding the impacts of the War on Terror and possibly foster alliances between the Progressive "Left" and Libertarian...

Federal Trade Commission Seeks Warrantless Access To Americans’ Emails

On Wednesday, September 16th, members of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) told Congress that the agency needs power to access emails of Americans without...

Federal Judge Lifts 11-Year Surveillance Gag Order on Internet Service Provider

In 2004, Nicholas Merrill, founder of internet service provider (ISP) Calyx Institute, was served a controversial national security letter (NSL) from the Federal Bureau...

Senator Patrick Leahy, Privacy Groups Question DOJ’s New Rules on Surveillance

A recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding new rules for federal law enforcement agencies using cellphone tracking technology may not be as...

Chicago, L.A. Police Using ‘Stingray’ Surveillance Capable of Breaking Encryption

A new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that police in Chicago and Los Angeles are using advanced cell site simulators, or "Stingray"...

Audit of U.S. Postal Service Shows Extensive Use of Surveillance

The existence of a surveillance program exclusively focused on traditional "snail" mail has been known since at least the beginning of 2014. In December...

Supreme Court May Review U.S. Government’s Cellphone ‘Kill Switch’

On August 11, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a petition with the  U.S. Supreme Court in their latest effort to force the...

California Considers Limiting Use of Stingray Surveillance

Two bills currently making their way through the California legislature would limit the use of "stingray" cell phone surveillance by law enforcement. Both bills (SB178 and SB741)...

New Documents Reveal Growing Database of License Plate Reader Cameras

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has received new documents via Freedom of Information Act requests that show the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

Privacy Advocates Express Fears About Next Generation Light Bulbs

The American Civil Liberties Union is warning about the potential dangers of "Smart-City" projects that include the use of LED light bulbs and technology...

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