Category Archives: Civil liberties

A CEO who resisted NSA spying is out of prison. And he feels ‘vindicated’ by Snowden leaks.

Just one major telecommunications company refused to participate in a legally dubious NSA surveillance program in 2001. A few years later, its CEO was indicted by federal prosecutors. He was convicted, served four and a half years of his sentence … Continue reading

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California effectively nullifies NDAA

Finally! The California legislature and Jerry Brown did something I fully endorse! Assembly Bill 351, commonly called the California Liberty Preservation Act, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown making it statewide policy to refuse compliance with federal … Continue reading

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Obamacare Navigators Won’t Have To Pass Background Checks

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A young person’s guide to NSA surveillance

Big Picture has an impressive collection of articles discussing the extent to which the NSA and other government agencies are spying on us (because, you know, we are a threat to them), the fiction known as government oversight, and what we … Continue reading

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Brazil’s president condemns NSA spying

Brazilian President Rousseff delivered the appropriate rebuke: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday delivered a stinging rebuke of electronic espionage by the National Security Agency, telling a gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly that American eavesdropping constitutes … Continue reading

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Be paranoid.

Reason’s Matt Welch knows of what he speaks.

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