Tag Archives: USA FREEDOM Act

William Boardman: USA Police State Celebrated as Defense of Freedom

Boardman: The mindless rush to reinstate government police powers undreamed of in the Constitution was a bitterly comic charade of American democracy. Some now celebrate the USA Freedom Act as “a cultural turning point for the nation.” Others condemn the USA Freedom Act as “a significant weakening of the tools” to protect the country. People on all sides claim to “welcome the debate” on national security.

Senate Fails to Pass USA Freedom Act but Blocks NSA Phone Data Collection

In what Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer calls “a big victory for Rand Paul and for all who fear uncontrolled government surveillance,” the legislative body was unable to extend the NSA phone data collection program. Scheer mentions the Kentucky senator because of his 10-hour, 30-minute filibuster Wednesday in which he aimed to prolong the voting process […]

The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words into Searchable Text

Froomkin: Civil liberty experts contacted by The Intercept said the NSA’s speech-to-text capabilities are a disturbing example of the privacy invasions that are becoming possible as our analog world transitions to a digital one.

Today’s the day! Re: The Day We Fight Back A message from 6000 organizations/websites around the country

This is the single most impactful thing we can do right now to make sure that our communications are no longer subject to unconstitutional government spying. Be part of the biggest day of action for NSA surveillance reform in HISTORY. Dear Friend, In case you haven’t seen it yet all over the Internet— today’s the […]

Evergreene Digest: Tuesday, February 11th, is The Day We Fight Back (against mass surveillance)

Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight. DemandProgress.org This Tuesday, February 11th, is The Day We Fight Back (against mass surveillance) […]