The so-called "sneak and peek" powers of the Patriot Act allow investigators to do searches without informing the target of the searches.When these controversial powers were granted assurances were given that they would be used only to counter terrorism.
Documents received by the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a lawsuit enlighten us to the deceptive language and tortured logic surrounding a secretive Executive Order being used by the NSA to justify illegally spying on every American.
If you can't say it in non-fiction, say it in a movie. "Captain America: the Winter Soldier," a fictional (?) movie puts the blame for America's greatest catastrophes of the last 70 years square on the back of a secret U.S. government agency.
They aren't joking on U.S. comedy shows when they say no need to send Santa a list: the NSA already knows what you want. The Washington Post confirmed how the spy agency is monitoring phone calls. nationwide.
Legislation proposed by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-OH), who helped build the controversial Patriot Act, is aiming to tighten restrictions on domestic spying conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Organised crime, corrupt people and America’s “conspicuously never prosecuted” communities must be celebrating. The groundhog logic is that the groundhogs don’t know what they’re looking at. The shadow has them scared. The facts could kill them.
A group called StopNDAA.org has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to block the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which, they claim, gives the president power to arrest and indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without evidence.
The execution of Osama Bin Laden and more recently the death of Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone attack has led the US President to claim Al-Qaeda is on the run. Others claim the organisation does not exist. Paradoxically, they are both right.
After conducting closed bipartisan backroom meetings with no public input or discussion to push approval for a four-year extension of unconstitutional legislation, U.S. House and Senate leaders reached an agreement to take away our freedom.
The Census Bureau assures us that 'your confidentiality is protected' because Title 13 requires the Census Bureau to keep all information about you and all other respondents strictly confidential,' but those assurances are relatively useless
The United States of America was founded on freedoms and rights. Freedoms of speech and religion, the right to pursue happiness. The right to privacy in your own home. Somewhere along the lines in the past decade something has gone terribly wrong.
A federal court in Oregon struck down part of the US Patriot Act as unconstitutional, in a case that involved a US man who was cleared of wrongdoing in the March 2004 train bombings in Madrid, newspaper reports said Thursday.