The heroic revelations made by whistleblower Edward Snowden have let the world know: The NSA is watching you and has undermined the fabric of the Internet. Its overreaching surveillance creates a climate of fear, chills free speech, and violates our basic human rights — your Fourth Amendment right to privacy. But a movement is building […]
For years, government bureaucrats have held steadfast in the claim that although the National Security Agency does possess significant technical capabilities, layers of rules and regulations prevent illegal activity and protects against the invasion of American’s privacy.
A Waco, TX program supposedly designed to “reduce criminal activity in apartment communities”, allows police officers to enter people’s apartment buildings, without their consent, to check for things like dead bolt locks, proper eye holes in the front door, and also make sure smoke alarms are properly maintained and fire extinguishers are present.
In an ordinance that has yet to be fully considered, a county in Oregon may soon debate a proposal that would allow police officers to search people’s coolers for alcohol without probable cause. Alcohol is prohibited by law in Clackamas County parks without a permit, according to the local Fox affiliate KPTV.
Americans recently learned about the PRISM program run by the National Security Agency that collects data – knowingly or unknowingly – from some of the largest Internet and telecommunications providers in the United States. A newly uncovered slide from an NSA document, however, reveals yet another mechanism by which the agency collects data. The slide, […]
I wish I could say I was shocked at the reports the NSA is secretly spying on the private phone calls of millions of Verizon customers. However, this is a predictable result of a government that continues to erode our liberties while promising some glimmering hope of security. The Fourth Amendment is clear; it says […]
New legislation filed in Texas by Republican Representative Lance Gooden proposes the toughest laws against the use of indiscriminate drone surveillance of the American people, restricting drone use only within 25-miles of the Texas/Mexico border, or with proper search and arrest warrants. All other uses from individuals, law enforcement or federal authorities would be prohibited […]