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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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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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NCAC joins 53 other organizations to oppose the FISA “Improvements” Act – Add your voice today!

Fifty-four civil liberties and public interest groups sent a letter to Congressional leadership today opposing S. 1631, the FISA Improvements Act. The bill, promoted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), seeks to legalize and extend NSA mass surveillance programs, including the … Continue reading

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For Free Expression, Privacy is a Must

The nation is abuzz this week following Edward Snowden’s leaks about the NSA’s comprehensive (and fully unconstitutional) surveillance program (Click here for the Guardian’s live feed of Snowden-related news). Those of us who spend our time protecting civil liberties are appalled … Continue reading

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