Google AutoCorrects Man’s Search Query; Government Targets Him In Elaborate Surveillance Campaign

It’s difficult to determine if these accounts are truly accurate, because all we have is one man’s testimony recounted in a lawsuit that he and his lawyer have filed against the feds to the tune of $60 million. However, no part of his account is unbelievable. Knowing what we know about the NSA’s and CIA’s gathering of data on every American citizen and the FBI’s invasive surveillance techniques, it would not at all be surprising to find out the lengths to which these same government Read more […]

What If The XKeyscore Had Been Revealed Before The Vote On The Amash Amendment?

Justin Amash led a near-revolution on the floor of the House last week by bringing up an amendment to vote on defunding one of NSA’s programs to spy on the American people. It would have passed if only seven more Representatives had voted in favor of it. Boehner, who always tries to abstain from votes as Speaker of the House, actually voted against the amendment. That tells us how close the House was to joining Amash’s rebellion—Boehner wasn’t sure that he had secured enough votes to kill Read more […]

Obama using NSA and FBI to Spy on You

Senator Obama was once appalled at what he thought was the outrageous overreach of the Bush administration on the individual liberties of the American people. Today, as President, he has embraced those same policies as his own – and is using his power to spy on you. These policies may have a greater impact than you could have ever conceived. The government knows every single phone call you’ve made since 2006. Wait, there’s more. The government has access to all of your online activity too! Read more […]

Illinois Bill Would Empower Complainers To Stop Free Speech

Anonymity is a cornerstone of free speech. It is also often used to do ill. If we lived in England, then the move by the Illinois legislature to interfere in the internet would make sense because they have no right of free speech. But we have the First Amendment; this nation has decided to deal with the risks and allow speech to remain free. This means permitting anonymity. Back during the French Revolution, the extremists got their way by demanding that trials be open and the members of the jury Read more […]