NSA Spying: They’re Trying to Make Warrantless Surveillance Permanent

NSA Spying: They’re Trying to Make Warrantless Surveillance Permanent By Michael Boldin Earlier this year, it was reported that a massive call records program was no longer being used and was probably going to be scrapped. But in yet another flip-fop, the administration is pushing Congress for a permanent renewal of the mass surveillance programs started under the Patriot Act and then amended under the USA Freedom Act.  SHOW LINKS: JOIN TAC Show Archives Subscribe and Review on iTunes Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records…

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CNN Article Says Intel Agencies Are Recruiting Teens In High School

CNN Article Says Intel Agencies Are Recruiting Teens In High School By Aaron Kesel A recent article in CNN tells the tale of teens whose friends think they are spying on their phone conversations because they work for the National Security Agency (NSA) at the complex at Fort Meade in Maryland. CNN expresses that three 18-year-old teens who graduated from high schools in Maryland — Summer, Brianna and Simon —  are among more than 150 high schoolers in a work study program at the NSA. These students are then given…

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NSA Whistleblower Speaks About Julian Assange & The “Shadow Government”

NSA Whistleblower Speaks About Julian Assange & The “Shadow Government” By Arjun Walia The Facts: Longtime high-ranking NSA employee William Binney shares his thoughts on the arrest of Julian Assange and who is really in control. Reflect On: Why do we continue to believe that a president can make changes? Why do we continue to elect and vote without addressing the real issue behind decisions made in politics? Why not address the secret government and its stranglehold on politics? Even to this day, if you tell most people there is…

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Again!? The NSA’s Phone Records Program Still Can’t Stay Within the Law

Again!? The NSA’s Phone Records Program Still Can’t Stay Within the Law By Matthew Guariglia Just as the Trump administration has signaled its interest in a permanent “clean” reauthorization  of the Patriot Act’s phone surveillance provision, the NSA proves once again that it is not to be trusted with these tools. New documents obtained by the ACLU and reported in the Wall Street Journal have revealed that last year the NSA once again collected phone records of Americans that it was not authorized to obtain. The NSA collected information, including…

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2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface

2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface By Daniel Taylor Think of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the most memorable character, HAL 9000, having a conversation with David. We are essentially building this system. We are building HAL.” – NSA researcher In a little-noticed bombshell report by James Bamford in 2009, it was revealed that the NSA’s massive database of information, including social media, was being used to create an artificial intelligence system that would “…one day be possible to know not just where people are…

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Google Tracks Your Location and Shares It With Police, Even When Your Phone is Off

Google Tracks Your Location and Shares It With Police, Even When Your Phone is Off By Derrick Broze Even if you disable GPS, deactivate phone location tracking, and turn off your phone, it’s still possible for Google and the NSA to monitor your every move. Over the last two decades, cellphone use has become an everyday part of life for the vast majority of people around the planet. Nearly without question, consumers have chosen to carry these increasingly smart devices with them everywhere they go. Despite surveillance revelations from whistleblowers…

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Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims

Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims By Aaron Mackey EFF’s case challenging NSA spying, Jewel v. NSA, has come further than any case trying to end the government’s mass surveillance programs. Our clients have survived multiple efforts by the government to end the case, and they continue to push for their day in court. As a result, we’re no stranger to overcoming legal obstacles thrown our way. The latest obstacle came Thursday, when the court hearing our long-running case challenging NSA spying ruled that the lawsuit…

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