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CIA Aided Domestic Cell Phones Spying

Justice worked with the CIA to spy on domestic cell phones. The CIA played a role in helping the U.S. Marshals Service develop technology that imitates cellphone towers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The system, used on airplanes, allows federal agents to scoop up identifying and location information for thousands of cellphones in […]

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden wants to come back home to the United States, but U.S. officials said the fugitive whistleblower would have to stand trial for leaking details about the NSA’s secret mass surveillance programs, Reuters reported. “I won’t keep it secret that he … wants to return back home. And we […]

New Barbie May Spy On You

First it was your television, and now the new, interactive Barbie, will record conversations that will keep information in a cloud. Toy talks privacy page says: “When users interact with ToyTalk, we may capture photographs or audio or video recordings (the “Recordings”) of such interactions, depending upon the particular application being used.” “We may use, […]

One has to wonder how accurate this depiction will be. Snowden will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the NSA whistleblower who leaked details of US and British surveillance and electronic monitoring programs. Filming has begun in Munich and will move to other locations before its expected completion in May. Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto and […]

WASHINGTON (AP) – Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden. A story about the documents posted Thursday on […]

Isn’t it enough that the government is doing it? A single sentence buried in a dense “privacy policy” for Samsung’s Internet-connected SmartTV advises users that its nifty voice command feature might capture more than just your request to play the latest episode of Downton Abbey. “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal […]

Former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul says our entire system has been “based on lies and ignorance.” If Americans were honest with themselves they would acknowledge that the Republic is no more. We now live in a police state. If we do not recognize and resist this development, freedom and prosperity for all Americans […]

You can’t have a presumption of privacy from the government when talking on a cell phone. The FBI won’t bother to obtain search warrants before it uses interception devices on people in public, according to a letter written by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and staffer Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). These devices include […]

Florida Congressman Alan Grayson believes he’s being denied access to 28 pages of classified information because of his criticism of the National Security Agency. Why was I denied? I have been instrumental in publicizing the Snowden revelations regarding pervasive domestic spying by the government and this is a petty means for the spying industrial complex […]

The Keystone XL pipeline wasn’t the only piece of legislation that was killed on Tuesday. Make no mistake, it’ll unfortunately be back after the new Congress is sworn in next year, but for now it’s been blocked. The other item on Tuesday’s agenda was the USA Freedom Act, a bill designed to reform the National […]

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