The Surveillance State
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR) – Kentucky Republican Sen. (and Tea Party favorite) Rand Paul has joined a suit along with 350,000 petitioners that is suing President Obama over the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance tactics. The suit, filed in conjunction with the conservative agitation group FreedomWorks, charges that the NSA’s bulk collection program represents a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR)— Citizens concerned with the pervasiveness of government surveillance gathered on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington and in many other places and around the nation. The event was called “The Day we Fight Back” and it involved a virtual protest carried out on websites coupled with physical rallies.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR)— The annual World Press Freedom Index was released Tuesday by Reporters without Borders. The report ranks countries based on the level of freedom for its press. This year's report covered 180 countries, and pegged the U.S. at number 46, down 13 spots from a year ago.
By Crystal Park WASHINTON (VR)-- On Tuesday, opponents of the NSA's surveillance program plan on staging a mass protest on the ground and online. The official website is thedaywefightback.org. Adowa Masozi, communications specialist with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, is one of those planning on participating. An array of organizations, from all sides of the political spectrum, will be represented.
By Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VR)– New revelations made by NSA leaker Edward Snowden are having far-reaching implications on the way in which the US government operates its surveillance network.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR)– President Obama finally addressed the issue that has become such a serious thorn in his side.
By Molly Seder WASHINGTON (VR)– Proof that the government collects Americans' phone data has sparked outrage at home and overseas.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VOR)– Since Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, we know a lot more about the U.S. government's surveillance on Americans.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VOR)— German news magazine Der Speigel reports that the NSA is using top secret underwater cables to spy on countries in Europe, North Africa and the Gulf states, among others.
By Kate Zickel WASHINGTON (VOR)– It doesn’t seem like the National Security Agency has many friends left.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VOR)– A federal judge dealt a huge blow to the NSA surveillance program Monday when he ruled it unconstitutional.
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VOR)– Privacy rights advocates are hailing Federal Judge Richard Leon's ruling that the NSA's domestic spying program on Americans is unconstitutional.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VOR)– Is a window opening for former Security contractor Edward Snowden?
By Sean Nevins WASHINGTON (VOR) – Today, Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year old activist and computer hacker was sentenced to 10 years in prison for pleading guilty to violating the computer fraud and abuse act.
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VOR) – The New York Times reports that the CIA pays wireless giant AT&T ten million dollars a year to monitor Americans calls to foreign countries.
By Elly Mui WASHINGTON (VOR)— Email, phone records and even buddy lists are not safe from the prying eyes of both criminals and government surveillance programs.
By Elly Mui WASHINGTON (VOR)— Since Section 215 of the Patriot Act was expanded to include a broader meaning of data collection -- from business records to all records that businesses have on citizens -- the National Security Agency has been busy collecting mass data that it might wish to use somewhere down the line.
By Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VOR)— What should be the limit of the NSA looking into the Americans' phone records?
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VOR) - The United States was rocked by recent revelations that the National Security Agency electronically spies on Americans' emails, texts and cell phones conversations.