Civil Liberties Groups Oppose New Privacy “Super Bill of Pure Terribleness”
Digital rights organizations publish letter slamming cybersecurity bill cobbled together from three different proposals and gutted of privacy safeguards.
How Walmart Spied on Workers With FBI, Lockheed Martin’s Help
Newly released documents show retail giant used “every deceptive tactic under the sun” to keep tabs on pro-union employees. Nadia Prupis drops on you.
“You Betrayed Us”: Tech Companies Ignore Users’ Privacy Concerns and Support CISA
Apple and other tech companies have urged passage of a controversial pro-surveillance bill, directly ignoring user wishes around the globe. Nadia Prupis writes.
Election Coffers Fill Up as Campaign Finance Laws Go Unchecked
Federal Election Commission admits it is too hampered by partisan disputes to prosecute violations. Nadia Prupis reports.
Defying Courts and Critics, Obama Moves to Resurrect NSA’s Phone Dragnet
Following passage of USA Freedom Act, Obama administration to ask secret court to reauthorize bulk phone data collections program. Nadia Prupis reports.
“Historic Tactical Win Against Surveillance” as USA Freedom Act Fails in Senate
By rejecting the USA Freedom Act, the U.S. Senate makes way for stronger NSA reforms, privacy advocates say.
As Patriot Act Expiration Looms, Critics Hope for Sunset on Mass Surveillance
With a deadline for the USA Patriot Act fast approaching, Congress has little time to decide how to proceed—but the call to “sunset” the law is growing.
After NSA Ruling, Congress at Odds Over Mass Surveillance
Federal court ruled on Thursday that NSA mass surveillance program, which government justified through Patriot Act provisions, is illegal.
Increase in Food Stamps Shows the Flipside of “Economic Recovery”
Census data finds 16 million kids relied on food stamps, higher than pre-recession levels
The FBI Expands Its Surveillance Powers
The FBI is using controversial FISA amendments and information collected by the NSA to expand its surveillance powers, a DOJ report found. Nadia Prupis reports.
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