Superior Court (Alameda County) Rules in Favor of ABAG and One Bay Area

Litigation Seeks to Protect the American Form of Government In a result oriented decision, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo ruled against Freedom Advocates and others in the war over protecting Cities and Counties from a transformation of local government (One Bay Area). The new form of government in the San Francisco Bay Area […]

In a First, Government Acknowledges the Limits of Section 215

Following EFF’s victory in a four-year Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the government released an opinion (pdf), written by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in 2010, that concluded that Section 215—the provision of the Patriot Act the NSA relies on to collect millions of Americans’ phone records—does have a limit: census data. The Commerce […]

Samsung SmartTVs can collect and transmit spoken words, personal information, and sensitive data to 3rd party sources

NEW SMART TVS OFFER A WINDOW INTO YOUR LIFE Smart TVs may be getting too smart as some now actually collect and transmit your spoken words, personal information, and sensitive data to other 3rd party sources. In fact Samsung, a major electronic manufacture, admits that they “collect, use, share, and store information through your SmartTV […]

16-Year-Old Launches Organization to Battle Warrantless Surveillance

Brandon Keibler is just your ordinary 16-year-old from Southern Indiana. At least that’s what some people might think. However, having become an activist at fourteen and helping to establish the Restore the Fourth organization, this young man has just launched an organization to encourage grassroots efforts aimed at a tyrannical government that wishes to disregard […]

Digital Electronic “Internet of Things”(IoT) and “Smart Grid Technologies” to Fully Eviscerate Privacy

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) and Smart Grid technologies will together be aggressively integrated into the developed world’s socioeconomic fabric with little-if-any public or governmental oversight. This is the overall opinion of a new report by the Federal Trade Commission, which has announced a series of “recommendations” to major utility companies and transnational corporations heavily […]

TSA to Require ‘Real ID’ with Background Checks for Domestic Flights

Real ID: gold star for good behavior; no report on the scarlet letter they’ll use to ID troublemakers. The TSA recently announced they will require a special driver’s license to board domestic flights by 2016. These ‘Real IDs’ will have already performed extensive background checkson everyone who receives them and will feature stars and other […]

The TSA Wants To Read Your Facebook Posts And Check Out Your Purchases Before It Will Approve You For PreCheck

from the ah,-now-I-understand-the-phrase-‘documented-citizen’ dept The TSA is disappointed that so few Americans have opted out of its bottle-tossing, package-groping screenings by signing up for its PreCheck program. For a few years now, the TSA has been selling travelers’ civil liberties back to them, most recently for $85 a head, but it’s now making a serious […]

Revealed: Canadian Spy Program Illustrates “Giant X-Ray Machine Over All Our Digital Lives”

Latest revelation from Snowden archive shows CSE has been monitoring, analyzing, and tracking millions of people who utilize popular file-sharing websites Newly released documents contained in the archive of materials leaked to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that Canada’s spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment, has been operating a covert, mass surveillance program […]