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.
Prison Planet.com » DHS Source Confirms Alex Was Being Stalked… (““Bumper lock him. Make it obvious. Do whatever you can, just make sure he knows. Handle him as a hostile.” Those were the instructions reportedly given to federal agents …”)
Both before and after the appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight Monday, Alex and Infowars video producer Rob Dew knew they were being followed and that people seemed to be casing them around New York City.
In addition to being intimidated in New York, Alex was also the target of thinly-veiled death threats on the Piers Morgan program the night following his appearance.
“I don’t care what the justification is that you’re allowed in this country to own a semi-automatic weapon – much less a handgun. But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him.”
Morgan’s guests laughed at the thought of Jones’ murder. Guest Abby Huntsman, a host and producer at HuffPost Live, said, “I’d love to see that…in uniform,” to which Morgan said, “I’ll borrow my brother’s uniform.”
After Doug Hagmann, of the Northeast Intelligence Network, learned that Jones was appearing on the CNN program, he contacted his DHS insider source who told him that federal agents were indeed “assigned to follow Alex Jones during his visit to New York.”
But let’s stick with the topic of Who Are They Looking For?
TSA is omnipresent. Trains, planes and automobiles. Now railroads and buses. Next it will be dog walkers and model airplanes.
Homeland Security peers through every remote camera and surveillance platform. The federal decision to see and record everything is approaching total coverage. You’re even recorded and surveilled in many national parks.
Who, or what, are they looking for? If Al-Qaeda is now our surrogate shadow-military so the US Department of State can pretend to clean hands, who is all this surveillance for? It looks like Washington has targeted you and me as the mission of surveillance. I mean, if the Al-Qaeda boogey-man is now inside the tent, who is Washington looking for?
2. Warrantless home surveillance. Just in case you still think there must be some limit on how the authorities can surveil you, there’s this — a federal agency, not the police, but the larger point stands.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that it is legal for a law enforcement agent to enter your house and videotape you without your consent. The case, United States v. Wahchumwah, revolved around a U.S. Fish and Wildlife undercover agent who recorded Wahchumwah without a warrant. The Ninth Circuit found the search to be “voluntary,” which led the EFF to write on its Web site:
Prison Planet.com » 14 Incredibly Creepy Surveillance Technologies That Big Brother Will Be Using To Spy On You
Most of us don’t think much about it, but the truth is that people are being watched, tracked and monitored more today than at any other time in human history. The explosive growth of technology in recent years has given governments, spy agencies and big corporations monitoring tools that the despots and dictators of the past could only dream of.
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, June 22, 2012
The rollout of domestic spy drones to watch the Americanpeople is accelerating, with footage taken during a recent Memorial Day event in Miami illustrating how authorities are using surveillance drones to keep tabs on partygoers.
Drone Used To Spy On Miami Partygoers 220612drone
People attending last month’s Miami Beach’s Memorial Day weekend celebrations, dubbed Urban Beach Week,expected a police crackdown that never came. But the revelers did get a taste of the new America in the form of a small police surveillance drone that hovered over bars and sidewalks recording the partygoers.
National Security: The junior senator from Kentucky seeks to protect the Fourth Amendment from the advance of technology and require that all forms of surveillance by law enforcement require a warrant from a judge.
Does the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures include aerial surveillance of your house and property? Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., thinks so.
The bill, which facilitates the government use of unmanned spy planes in US airspace, requires the Federal Aviation Administration to rush a plan to get as many drones in the air as possible within nine months.
Homeland Security Deputy invokes Orwell’s 1984
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Details surrounding the federally funded street lights that double as omnipresent surveillance devices aren’t getting any less creepy. A Deputy Homeland Security Director told FOX Charlotte, “you would never know” if Big Sis was watching, a quote that wouldn’t look out of place in George Orwell’s 1984.
And we’re not just saying that for dramatic effect – the idea that you could never be certain whether or not Big Brother was watching and the feeling of constantly under suspicion is a dominant theme in the 1949 dystopian novel that depicted a totalitarian state under which the population is kept under constant government surveillance.
“If the city installed street lights with surveillance abilities… you would never know,” Charlotte’s Deputy Homeland Security chief was quoted as saying.
Just like the inhabitants of Oceania had telescreens that watched their every movement, recorded their conversations and displayed propaganda messages, Americans are set to be treated the same using ‘smart’ street lights now being installed in major cities across the country.
… America’s Total Surveillance Societyby Stephen LendmanOpEd NewsRecently by Stephen Lendman: Hold the Celebration: Egypt‘s Struggle Just Began In 2003, an ACLU report warned that “Big Brother” no longer is fiction, America having advanced to where total surveillance is now possible. Barry Steinhardt, Director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Program said:
“Given the capabilities of today’s technology, the only thing protecting us from a full-fledged surveillance society are the legal and political institutions we have inherited as Americans. Unfortunately, the September 11 attacks have led some to embrace the fallacy that weakening the Constitution will strengthen America.”As a result, civil liberties fast eroded. In 2007, another ACLU report warned about America being six minutes to midnight “as a surveillance society draws near….” Powerful new technologies potentially make total monitoring possible under a president, a compliant Congress and courts that believe national security takes precedence over constitutional freedoms.
As a result, “we confront the possibility of a dark future where our every move,” transaction, and communication is “recorded, compiled, and stored away” for ready access for whatever authorities may want.One of several earlier articles on institutionalized spying.It reviewed undiscussed police state tools used without congressional authorization, oversight, or legal standing – state-of-the-art technology, including satellite imagery, to spy on unsuspecting Americans…………………………
It looks like the cross between a small tank, a Segway and a skateboard.But this odd-looking contraption is being touted as the next must-have vehicle for U.S. soldiers in warzones.The DTV Shredder can handle any kind of terrain at high speed and its low centre of gravity ‘makes it ideal for reconnaissance, rescue/recovery, mobile surveillance, and medical evacuation operations’, it is claimed.
Latest case follows multi-year trend of authorities being trained to treat peaceful, patriotic Americans as domestic terroristsundefinedPaul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, September 16, 2010One of the Pennsylvania protest groups that was targeted for surveillance by Homeland Security as a possible terror threat has demanded an investigation into the scandal after Gov. Ed Rendell was forced to issue an apology and cancel a $108,000-a-year contract with the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response, the American-Israeli group that provided DHS with intelligence on pro-gas drilling, anti-war and Tea Party organizations.“This has angered me more than anything so far,” Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition member Janine Dymond of Harding said Wednesday. “We’re not even against drilling. We’re against the regulation of this industry and the loss of our rights. But we’re labeled as potential terrorists.”Governor Rendell apologized to the groups that were targeted, noting that protest was a constitutional right, but refused to fire Department of Homeland Security Director James F. Powers Jr.