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US Surveillance

Europe Will Take A Stand On U.S. Data Monitoring

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators aim to agree next month on whether and how data transfers to the United States should continue ...

Make 2016 About Surveillance

Alyona Minkovski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Alyona Minkovski

Americans need to hold all 2016 candidates to account, congressional and presidential. We can play a role in shaping the platform and agenda, rather than reluctantly accepting a system of mass surveillance.

Does U.S. Surveillance/Spying Undermine American Business & Influence?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Does American based media and technology better serve to facilitate opportunities for U.S. surveillance/spying or to further our American values, influence and business?

NRA Backs Lawsuit Over Gun Registry Fears

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association said on Wednesday it supports a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups to strike down th...

EU To U.S.: Explain This Spying Report

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

By Ben Deighton and Annika Breidthardt BRUSSELS/BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - The European Union has demanded that the United States exp...

China Asks U.S. To Explain Surveillance

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

BEIJING, June 17 (Reuters) - China made its first substantive comments on Monday to reports of U.S. surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Was...

The War Within: Time for Action

Lorraine Roe | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Roe

Here's one American picking up the phone. I realize that when I call on my Verizon cell-phone, someone may be listening in on the conversation without my consent. That's exactly why it's time for action.

The Orwellian Age Is Here

Thom Nickels | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Thom Nickels

I don't like the idea of an unmanned aircraft buzzing in the skies around my neighborhood (even police helicopters are annoying) with the sole purpose of collecting information by filming the activities of citizens who have not broken the law.

Renewing the Patriot Act: Who Will Protect Us From Our Government?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What the Patriot Act did was legitimize a violation of Americans' long-cherished privacy rights. Its passage has snowballed into a massive assault on our constitutional freedoms.

Homeland Security Privacy Policy Investigation Sought

Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Privacy advocates have asked lawmakers to investigate the Department of Homeland Security office in charge of protecting Americans' privacy, saying it...

Vegas Becomes The Capital Of High-Tech Surveillance

Washington Post | Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This city, famous for being America's playground, has also become its security lab. Like nowhere else in the United States, Las Vegas has embraced the...

Gov't Travel Records Include Notes On Personal Items, Reading Materials

Washington Post | Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. government is collecting electronic records on the travel habits of millions of Americans who fly, drive or take cruises abroad, retaining da...