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Telephone Companies Surveillance

You Have No Privacy. So What?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

We can, and should, be angry to learn that all of our communications and movements have been secretly monitored for years. But we can't escape our own responsibility by claiming to be surprised.

The AP 'Scandal': The Straight Scoop

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU, a strong proponent of press freedom and a staunch believer in both a robust First Amendment and a vibrant Fourth Amendment. But I also care about rational public discourse, and the furious condemnation of the Department of Justice in this situation is way over the top.

Why We Don't Mind Uncle Sam Tapping Our Phones

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

I guess it makes more sense to celebrate our freedom from government tyranny and interference before we give them the okay to monitor our private conversations. No one wants to be a party pooper.

Bush Warns of Attacks While Backing Bill

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush, at loggerheads with House Democrats over how closely the government can eavesdrop on U.S. citizens, warned Wednesda...

Court Rejects ACLU Challenge to Wiretaps

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An attempt to blast a crippled U.S. spy satellite out of the sky using a Navy heat-seeking missile _ possibly on Wednesday night _ ...

GOP Effort To Force FISA Vote Fails

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fight goes on. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) cloture vote failed 48-45 just now, well short of the 60 votes necessary. In the ...