GUNNY G: ARTICLES, ETC…~ The USG Doesn’t Want You To Know…”That local cops are spying on your cell phone calls.” – LewRockwell.com
The US Government doesn’t Want you to Know how the Cops are Tracking you
Thought the NSA was bad? Local police and the Obama administration are hoovering cellphone location data from inside your house, and a crackdown could lead to surveillance reformBy Trevor TimmThe GuardianJune 19, 2014Email PrintFacebookTwitterShareAll across America, from Florida to Colorado and back again, the country’s increasingly militarized local police forces are using a secretive technology to vacuum up cellphone data from entire neighborhoods – including from people inside their own homes – almost always without a warrant.
This week, numerous investigations by major news agencies revealed the US government is now taking unbelievable measures to make sure you never find out about it. But a landmark court ruling for privacy could soon force the cops to stop, even as the Obama administration fights to keep its latest tool for mass surveillance a secret.So-called International Mobile Subscriber Identity IMSI catchers – more often called their popular brand name, “Stingray” – have long been the talk of the civil liberties crowd, for the indiscriminate and invasive way these roving devices conduct surveillance.
The Obama Administration Has Been Quietly Telling Local Police Forces Not to Tell You About This | TheBlaze.com
WASHINGTON AP —
The Associated Press has learned.Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in routine state public records cases and criminal trials regarding use of the technology. This has resulted in police departments withholding materials or heavily censoring documents in rare instances when they disclose any about the purchase and use of such powerful surveillance equipment.
Federal involvement in local open records proceedings is unusual.
It comes at a time when President Barack Obama has said he welcomes a debate on government surveillance and called for more transparency about spying in the wake of disclosures about classified federal surveillance programs.
U.S. pushing local cops to stay mum on cellular surveillanceChicago Sun Times ^ | 5/12/2014Posted on 6/13/2014, 9:06:30 AM by KeyLargoU.S. pushing local cops to stay mum on cellular surveillanceThu, 06/12/2014 Sun-Times wiresWASHINGTON — The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.
RT ^ | 8/17/13
Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 7:37:52 AM by Libloather
Ladar Levison abruptly shut down his company, Lavabit LLC, last week to avoid being forced to hand over customers’ personal information and communications.
National Journal ^ | June 10, 2013 | Brian Fung
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:46:37 AM by don-o
The first polling on the National Security Agency surveillance leak is out, and despite almost unanimous cries of outrage from the press and civil-liberties advocates, the rest of America seems decidedly “meh” on the matter.
‘s Verizon Spying Order Specifically Targeted Americans, Not Foreigners
Forbes ^ | June 5, 2013 | Andy Greenberg
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 11:21:47 AM by grundle
The National Security Agency has long justified its spying powers by arguing that its charter allows surveillance on those outside of the United States, while avoiding intrusions into the private communications of American citizens.
But the latest revelation of the extent of the NSA’s surveillance shows that it has focused specifically on Americans, to the degree that its data collection has in at least one major spying incident explicitly excluded those outside the United States.
Surviving Global Recession ^ | April 6, 2013 | Steven Ahle
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 7:32:47 AM by IbJensen
I recently received a letter from one of law enforcement’s finest. He had attended a seminar in which he was told to be on the lookout for Christians. The letter was written by an attendee, Ron Trowbridge, Undersheriff in Prowers County, Colorado. I would like to thank Sheriff Trowbridge for the letter and the 25 years he has spent protecting the public in his county.
Fear of reprisals from either the Colorado State Police and Homeland Security, fail to stop this patriot from exposing what our law officers are being subjected to. Because of his bravery, we are able to get an inside look on how nefarious forces within our government are attempting to indoctrinate our law officers.
As this letter proves, our officers cannot be intimidated. Nor can they be turned on the people they serve. The people of Prowers County are very lucky to have him.