american citizens

american citizens

GOPer: I Support Deporting American Citizens Whose Parents Are Illegal Immigrants (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire

tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com
GOPer: I Support Deporting American Citizens Whose Parents Are Illegal Immigrants (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire

Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

www.techdirt.com
There's more bad news on the Fourth Amendment front as the appeals court reviewing a lawsuit filed against the US government for illegally spying on American citizens has declined to rehear the Al-Haramain case. A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider its August ruling in which it said the...
Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

Candidate Obama Debating President Obama On Civil Liberties vs. Government Surveillance

www.techdirt.com
We recently had a video showing then Senator Joe Biden, from seven years ago, "debating" the current President Obama on government surveillance. I hadn't seen this until now, but someone else has put together a much better video showing Presidential candidate Obama in 2008 vs. President Obama in 2013. The...
Candidate Obama Debating President Obama On Civil Liberties vs. Government Surveillance

Apple Store Refuses To Sell To American Citizens Speaking Farsi In Case They Might Send iPhone To Iran

www.techdirt.com
This is just bizarre. Apparently, an Iranian-born American citizen who was speaking Farsi was denied the ability to buy an iPad and an iPhone because store employees cited an Apple police barring the export of Apple products to Iran. Jafarzadeh, who is from Virginia, said no one asked him where...
Apple Store Refuses To Sell To American Citizens Speaking Farsi In Case They Might Send iPhone To Iran

The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

www.businessinsider.com
Personal information uploaded by British computer users to cloud services such as Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive can be spied upon by US intelligence without the need to apply for a warrant, it has emerged. All documents and photographs stored on computer systems based in the US can be accessed...
The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

Pentagon's new massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense | Glenn Greenwald

www.guardian.co.uk
Cyber-threats are the new pretext to justify expansion of power and profit for the public-private National Security StateAs the US government depicts the Defense Department as shrinking due to budgetary constraints, the Washington Post this morning announces "a major expansion of [the Pentagon's] cybersecurity force over the next several years,...
Pentagon's new massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense | Glenn Greenwald

Why trailblazing Amazon should take on the publishing establishment

www.guardian.co.uk
Scaremongers who warn of of a potential Amazon monopoly conveniently forget that one already exists in shape of legacy publishersAs the author of nine novels (the most recent, The Detachment, published by Amazon) and four self-published works, I've long been curious about why so many people are frightened of a potential future...
Why trailblazing Amazon should take on the publishing establishment

On big data, the Boston Marathon and civil liberties

gigaom.com
For all the concerns over mobile phone logs, video footage and other data collection that could potentially be used to survail American citizens, it’s times like this that I think we see their real value. According to a Los Angeles Times article about Monday’s bomb attack at the Boston Marathon,...
On big data, the Boston Marathon and civil liberties
The Laws That Make It Easy For The Government to Spy On Americans

U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

www.slate.com
Europeans, take note: The U.S. government has granted itself authority to secretly snoop on you. That's according to a new report produced for the European Parliament, which has warned that a U.S. spy law renewed late last year authorizes "purely political surveillance on foreigners' data" if it is stored using...
U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

gigaom.com
The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday. During a debate, Caspar Bowden, said that the U.K. is “extremely exposed” because of the government’s close ties with the U.S. National Security Agency, according...
If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

President Bush's top intelligence officials nearly resigned over NSA surveillance concerns

www.theverge.com
Nine years ago, top officials in the Justice Department and FBI threatened to resign over then-President George W. Bush's sweeping domestic surveillance policy, which they believed to be illegal.As the Washington Post reports, acting attorney general James Comey, FBI director Robert Mueller, and top leadership in the Justice Department...
President Bush's top intelligence officials nearly resigned over NSA surveillance concerns
Former director says NSA chief lied about not keeping profiles on Americans

Federal Judge Rules Bush Illegally Wiretapped Americans

www.dailykos.com
In the last-ditch warrantless wiretapping accountability case, Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that the Bush administration illegally eavesdropped on American lawyers representing Al Haramain, a now-defunct Islamic charity, and that the attorney could pursue civil remedies. The lawyers alleged some of their 2004 telephone conversations to Saudi Arabia were siphoned...
Federal Judge Rules Bush Illegally Wiretapped Americans
Why 96% Of Americans Are Nervous About Mobile Pay--And Why They Shouldn't Be

Mayor Bloomberg Is Sick of Everyone Criticizing Him on Twitter All the Time

www.betabeat.com
Mr. Bloomberg. Michael Bloomberg wants to be New York's first digital mayor, but all this negging on Twitter is really getting to him. "Social media is going to make it even more difficult to make long-term investments" in cities, the mayor said during a speech in Sinagpore yesterday, reports the New...
Mayor Bloomberg Is Sick of Everyone Criticizing Him on Twitter All the Time

Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

www.techdirt.com
There's more bad news on the Fourth Amendment front as the appeals court reviewing a lawsuit filed against the US government for illegally spying on American citizens has declined to rehear the Al-Haramain case. A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider its August ruling in which it said the...
Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

Intelligence Program Gives US Government Direct Access to Customer Data on Apple Servers

www.macrumors.com
The Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers are reporting on a top secret intelligence program that gives the U.S. National Security Agency direct access to user data on corporate servers across a wide spectrum of Internet companies including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. Apple reportedly...
Intelligence Program Gives US Government Direct Access to Customer Data on Apple Servers

The TSA's True Focus Isn't 'Safety' - It's Self-Preservation

www.techdirt.com
Despite its own worst efforts, the TSA doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Year after year, horror story after horror story surfaces, detailing abuse of American citizens at the hands (very often literally) of TSA agents. If they're not poking, prodding, fondling or carelessly tossing supposed explosives into a trash...
The TSA's True Focus Isn't 'Safety' - It's Self-Preservation

Demanding A Student's Facebook Password A Violation Of First Amendment Rights, Judge Says

www.techdirt.com
For some strange reason, a large number of schools adhere to the notion that their students are not actually citizens of the United States and therefore, not granted the same rights as the "grownups." The rationale for the limitation of these rights usually involves the word "safety," a word that...
Demanding A Student's Facebook Password A Violation Of First Amendment Rights, Judge Says
Opinion: CISPA isn't the evil, privacy-infringing legislation you think it is

Document Accidentally Filed Publicly Reveals Google Fighting Back Against Government Snooping

www.techdirt.com
For many years we've been highlighting how the federal government (mainly the FBI) has widely abused the "National Security Letter" (NSL) process to get information on American citizens with almost no oversight. Part of the issue is that NSLs include a complete gag order, barring recipients from telling anyone about...
Document Accidentally Filed Publicly Reveals Google Fighting Back Against Government Snooping

Meanwhile, The Fed's Still Paying Banks Not To Lend...

www.businessinsider.com
One of the most annoying U.S. government policies these days is the Federal Reserve's decision to pay big banks not to lend money. This bank handout continues while average Americans who have been responsible and lived within their means earn nothing on their savings. Seriously. The Fed initiated this...
Meanwhile, The Fed's Still Paying Banks Not To Lend...
Denied in the Supreme Court, warrantless wiretap opponents are losing ground fast

US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

www.techdirt.com
For the second year running, all snooping-on-citizens requests have been granted by our nation's most secret court, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States "for foreign intelligence...
US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

Google tried to resist FBI requests for data, but the FBI took it anyway

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Google tried to resist government requests to provide private information about its users. Google filed a petition in March 2013 resisting a national security letter (NSL) from the FBI demanding that it offer up private information about its users....
Google tried to resist FBI requests for data, but the FBI took it anyway

Darrell Issa Posts Text Of 'Unconstitutional' ACTA For Open Feedback; Something USTR Never Did

www.techdirt.com
We've been really impressed (though we can see where it needs improvements in its next version) with the "Madison" platform that Rep. Darrell Issa put up to allow for open feedback and comments concerning the OPEN Act. And it appears he's not done using that platform, either. He's now posted...
Darrell Issa Posts Text Of 'Unconstitutional' ACTA For Open Feedback; Something USTR Never Did

FCC announces National Broadband Plan

digital.venturebeat.com
Today the FCC finally unveiled the National Broadband Plan, following months of speculation. The plan — for how to extend internet access to all American citizens — marks the first time that broadband access, and internet access in general, have been given considerable government attention in America. Judging from the...
FCC announces National Broadband Plan

CISPA Amendment Proves Everyone's Fears Were Justified While Failing To Assuage Them

www.techdirt.com
The single biggest criticism of CISPA is that it could be used by the federal government in a way that infringes on people's privacy, allowing government agencies, including the NSA, to sift through the private data of American citizens with little to no oversight. It's pretty obvious why that...
CISPA Amendment Proves Everyone's Fears Were Justified While Failing To Assuage Them
Privacy bill rewritten to allow over 22 federal agencies to access your data without a warrant
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?