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Join The Day We Fight Back, Say No To Mass Surveillance!

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” – The Washington Post Congress is considering two major bills. The USA Freedom Act curtails NSA surveillance abuses. The FISA Improvements Act … Continue reading

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Vermont legislation would “refuse material support” for NSA mass data collection

Similar legislation has been introduced in 12 states. From Truthout.org: On Tuesday, January 28th, a transpartisan group of four Vermont state representatives introduced legislation that would block some of the practical effects of mass data collection by the National Security … Continue reading

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NSA’s collection of metadata “should end,” according to new report

Responses to recent disclosures about official surveillance of private communications and activities are rolling in. The most recent is from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which today released a Report on the Telephone Records Program Conducted under Section … Continue reading

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ProPublica – Debunking Rationales for Mass Surveillance

ProPublica has published an analysis of the four most often cited rationales offered to justify mass surveillance and collection of metadata, describing why they are “questionable claims.” It is instructive reading for anyone who is concerned about claims that security … Continue reading

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TomDispatch on Surveillance Abuses, Past and Present

This is a good, concise history of abuses by the intelligence community and offers a great argument against warrantless surveillance.  Without that break-in by the Media 8, J. Edgar Hoover’s “shadow FBI,” a criminal conspiracy at the heart of a … Continue reading

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Join Us For the Rally Against Mass Surveillance Saturday!

Right now the NSA is spying on everyone’s personal communications, and it’s operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 569,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress … Continue reading

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