NSA masqueraded as Google to spy on web users – report

RT 9/13/2013

The NSA used ‘man in the middle’ hack attacks to impersonate Google and fool web users, leaks have revealed. The technique circumvents encryption by redirecting users to a copycat site which relays all the data entered to NSA data banks.

Brazilian television network Globo News released a report based on classified data divulged […]

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case

Glenn Greenwald The Guardian [UK] 4 May 2013

The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable […]

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

Justice Department agreed to issue “2511 letters” immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Declan McCullagh CNET 4/24/2013

Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks […]

Lawyer of recently released ex-marine speaks to Glenn Beck about violation of civil rights

Glenn Beck 8/23/2012

On GBTV Thursday night, Glenn interviewed John Whitehead, lawyer for Brandon Raub, the ex-marine who was taken into custody after he posted some controversial remarks on Facebook.

Earlier in the show, Glenn had criticized the authorities for taking Raub into custody without any warrant or pressing any charges. He pointed out that […]

Remember what we told you about the NDAA? Read this and tell us we have nothing to fear

Beaufort Observer 3/23/2012

We recently published an article about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It stirred up a ruckus, all the way to Sen. Richard Burr’s office. Our contention was that several provisions in the NDAA are unconstitutional. We contended that the sections 1021, 1022 and 1031 provided for the indefinite detention of American […]

Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

Shaun Waterman The Washington Times 2/7/2012

…It’s a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace.

The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal […]