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House Moves Ahead With Cybersecurity Bill

April 26, 2012
House Moves Ahead With Cybersecurity Bill

House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to protect Americans’ civil liberties. The House begins work Thursday on the bill designed to address the cybersecurity threat by getting the private sector and government to share information […]

Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief: Sergeant Gary A. Stein

April 7, 2012

Plaintiff, Gary A. Stein (“STEIN”), through his undersigned counsel, brings this action against the above named defendants, in their official capacities, for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging as follows: NATURE OF THIS ACTION 1. This is an action for declaratory and injunctive relief to enjoin an imminent attempt to discharge a good Marine in retaliation […]

How Does a ‘Common Citizen’ Know If They Can Be Target of NDAA?

April 2, 2012
How Does a ‘Common Citizen’ Know If They Can Be Target of NDAA?

At the start of the first hearing on a lawsuit challenging the Homeland Battlefield Act, a federal judge appeared to be “extremely skeptical” that those pursuing the challenge had grounds to sue the US government. However, by the end of the hearing, the judge acknowledged plaintiffs had made some strong arguments on why there was […]

Group Forces Congressional Hearing On Big Sis’ Twitter, Drudge Spying

February 10, 2012
Group Forces Congressional Hearing On Big Sis’ Twitter, Drudge Spying

A privacy advocacy group has swayed Congress to hold a hearing next week into the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of monitoring social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as media reports and organizations, including The Drudge Report. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently obtained close to 300 pages of documents, as […]

Echelon Rising: Everything you Say, Write, Or Tweet Is Analyzed, Processed and Prioritized

February 1, 2012
Echelon Rising: Everything you Say, Write, Or Tweet Is Analyzed, Processed and Prioritized

Created in the 1960’s, the original ECHELON network was designed as a signals intelligence data collection and processing network that listened in on all phone calls and faxes in the East Bloc during the height of the Cold War. It was reportedly created by United States intelligence services and operated by a host of agencies […]

Drive-by Scanning: Officials Expand Use and Dose of Radiation for Security Screening

January 27, 2012
Drive-by Scanning: Officials Expand Use and Dose of Radiation for Security Screening

U.S. law enforcement agencies are exposing people to radiation in more settings and in increasing doses to screen for explosives, weapons and drugs. In addition to the controversial airport body scanners, which are now deployed for routine screening, various X-ray devices have proliferated at the border, in prisons and on the streets of New York. […]

TSA Confronts The Wrong Senator

January 24, 2012
TSA Confronts The Wrong Senator

We have all been humiliated at the hands of the Transportation Security Administration, but this time the TSA may have to pay a price for stepping over the line. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is the latest victim. According to AP: “He was stopped briefly by security at the Nashville airport when a scanner found an […]

The Proposed Enemy Expatriation Act: Sending American Citizens into Exile

January 23, 2012
The Proposed Enemy Expatriation Act: Sending American Citizens into Exile

Sparked by the nation’s so-called war on terrorism, the government has been charging full-throttle into another war — a war on liberty. Drawing on its almost limitless technological arsenal, the government surreptitiously tracks and spies on our every movement, places under surveillance our internet and cell phone communications, and screens our bodies and personal effects. […]

‘Hacking?’ Not when the feds do it!

January 23, 2012
‘Hacking?’ Not when the feds do it!

Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act Analysis Draft

January 18, 2012
Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act Analysis Draft

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