The Push to End Warrantless Intrusions on Digital Communications

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 3:00 pm

In a column recently published by POLITICO, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist and American Civil Liberties Union’s Laura Murphy write, “In the age of the Internet, your privacy is not Fourth Amendment safe. Government agents cannot tap your phone without a warrant issued by a judge based on some indication you are involved in wrongdoing, [...]

AP’s Coverage of Warrantless Surveillance Law Reauthorization Toes the Government Line

By: Saturday December 29, 2012 11:22 am

As rare as it is for the Senate to have anything resembling a debate on a civil liberties issue such as privacy and government surveillance, there was a minimal amount of coverage in the establishment press of the reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA). The law, which allows warrantless surveillance, was reauthorized for five [...]

Google: Government Surveillance Spikes Worldwide—Especially in United States

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:39 pm

The increasingly omniscient and omnipresent corporation that is Google has released its latest transparency report on requests from government authorities around the world to take down content and hand the data of users over to agencies. The report indicates “authorities worldwide made 20,939 requests for access to personal data from Google users, including search results, [...]

Warrantless Surveillance Through Pen Registers, Trap Devices by US Government Sharply Increases

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 2:49 pm

Newly released documents from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) show warrantless surveillance of Americans’ electronic communications by federal law enforcement agencies through pen register and trap devices sharply increased. Notably, because of how easy it is for government to intercept communications, government now regularly exercises the authority to intercept “to” and “from” addresses of email messages, [...]

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