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Britons: ‘Spy on Us’

A 51 percent majority of British citizens support an invasive “snooping” bill according to a new poll, while 42 percent said the government should be able to break the law to conduct surveillance in the name of preventing terrorism.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 READ MORE


Secret Docs: The FBI vs. Occupy

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the woman who obtained records showing the FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street from its earliest days as a potential terrorist threat, talks about how agents conducted the effort to track the movement.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Privacy by Design

Nicholas Merrill is tired of waiting for Congress to protect Americans’ privacy online. So he plans to force the matter by changing the way telecommunication companies do business.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 READ MORE


How the FDA Monitored Whistle-Blowing Scientists

Revelations that the FDA monitored its own scientists in the acts of disclosing alleged wrongdoing marks “the first time [that] we … have a glimpse into what domestic surveillance of whistle-blowers looks like in this country with the modern technological developments,” says attorney Stephen Kohn.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 READ MORE



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The FDA Surveils Its Employees

In an effort to protect its public image, the Food and Drug Administration secretly intercepted thousands of emails sent from disgruntled scientists working at the agency to members of Congress, journalists, labor officials and the White House.

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 READ MORE



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The Government Is After Your Tweets

The release of Twitter’s first “Transparency Report” comes with the revelation that the microblogging site has received more government requests pertaining to its users’ accounts in the first half of 2012 than in the entirety of 2011.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 READ MORE


Muslim Group Challenges NYPD Surveillance With Lawsuit

Revelations about the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims across the Northeast has prompted eight Americans in a Muslim advocacy group to file a suit demanding the department stop its monitoring and intelligence gathering program. “Democracy Now!” speaks with Glenn Katon (above), the group’s legal adviser.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Thousands of Government Searches Remain Secret

Thirty thousand “secret electronic surveillance orders” aimed at monitoring Americans’ activity are issued each year, according to a federal judge. Since many lead to no charges, a vast number of people targeted never know they were subjects of a search.

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 READ MORE


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Richard Clarke: How Gullible Does Bush Take Americans to Be?

The president’s former counter-terrorism chief says the White House wants “the public to believe that it had not already occurred to every terrorist on the planet that his telephone was probably monitored and his international bank transfers subject to scrutiny.”

Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


Iran Vows To Restart Nuclear Research

Declares stance “nonnegotiable” more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


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