Archives for December 21, 2014

North Carolina: Pitts Public School Parents Apoplectic Over Propaganda, Proselytizing for Islam in Class

More par­ents are wak­ing up to the twist­ed pro­pa­gan­da being taught in pub­lic schools across the coun­try. Our orga­ni­za­tion, AFDI and SIOA, is work­ing with indi­vid­ual par­ents and small groups of par­ents to remove these dis­hon­est lessons that are pros­e­ly­tiz­ing for Islam to our chil­dren and intel­lec­tu­al­ly dis­arm­ing them about the gravest threat to our […]

Police/DHS can spy on your medical & financial records

The Health Insur­ance Porta­bil­i­ty & Account­abil­i­ty Act (HIPPA) is the pri­ma­ry fed­er­al law that address­es health records. The HIPAA pri­va­cy rules have spe­cial excep­tions for law enforce­ment and nation­al secu­ri­ty inves­ti­ga­tions. The law enforce­ment pro­vi­sion is very broad. It cov­ers all the usu­al police pro­ce­dures, includ­ing sub­poe­nas. Those don’t require a judge’s advance per­mis­sion, and […]

Congress authorizes federal government to collect and use all private communications by U.S. citizens

A House Repub­li­can is crit­i­ciz­ing a piece of leg­is­la­tion just passed by Con­gress as gross­ly uncon­sti­tu­tion­al because it essen­tial­ly gives the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and local law enforce­ment “unlim­it­ed access to the com­mu­ni­ca­tions of every Amer­i­can.” As report­ed by, Rep. Justin Amash of Wis­con­sin said he found a pas­sage in the Intel­li­gence Autho­riza­tion Act for […]

It Doesn’t Matter Who Does the Lobbying: Trade Agreements Aren’t the Place for Internet Regulations

The Asso­ci­at­ed Whistle­blow­ing Press released por­tions of draft text pro­posed by the Unit­ed States for the Trade in Ser­vices Agree­ment (TISA) this week, reveal­ing some alarm­ing pro­vi­sions that indi­cate how tech com­pa­nies have been involved in influ­enc­ing a secret inter­na­tion­al deal. The lan­guage of the leaked treaty shows pro­vi­sions that could impact pri­va­cy online, and […]