New bipartisan bill will permanently end warrantless collection of American emails by the NSA

A new bill currently with the House of Representatives will permanently forbid the US government from illegally collecting and searching Americans’ private emails. The two House Representative that presented this bill are Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) – both members of the Fourth Amendment Caucus and co-chairs of the Post 9/11 Veterans … Continue reading “New bipartisan bill will permanently end warrantless collection of American emails by the NSA”

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Trump Administration wants to renew FISA Section 702; keep Snowden revealed NSA surveillance programs PRISM and Upstream

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 2008 has been the “legal” backbone of NSA’s mass internet surveillance programs for almost the entirety of the last decade. Section 702 of FISA authorizes the ongoing NSA spy programs PRISM and Upstream, and the extent of the privacy violations were revealed by the Snowden … Continue reading “Trump Administration wants to renew FISA Section 702; keep Snowden revealed NSA surveillance programs PRISM and Upstream”

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  • Oct 13, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Remember: Yahoo helped the US government spy on users for years, and they can’t be the only ones

Yahoo spied on users, even American citizens, at the behest of the United States government. As everyone hopefully already knows, according to Reuters sources, a NSA (and/or FBI) backed surveillance program was implemented at Yahoo that actively searched the content of every email passing through its servers. That means everything you sent to or received … Continue reading “Remember: Yahoo helped the US government spy on users for years, and they can’t be the only ones”

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Phone metadata can reveal your location, relationship status, and the NSA can still get it under the guise of hunting for terrorists

Since the Snowden leaks, the US government has sought to repair its public image and curtail public knowledge of its invasions of privacy. Before 2015, the US government was allowed access to five years worth of phone metadata from anyone within three hops of a suspected terrorist. In 2015, the most egregious bits of the … Continue reading “Phone metadata can reveal your location, relationship status, and the NSA can still get it under the guise of hunting for terrorists”

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