Surveillance Archive

A Weak Attempt At True Reform: USA FREEDOM ACT

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Sen. Patrick Leahy, along with Congressman John Conyers, Jr., and Rep. Justin Amash have introduced a successor bill to the Amash-Conyers Amendment, titled the USA Freedom Act [H.R. 3361], which will stop unconstitutional privacy violations by curbing the ongoing mass surveillance

Italy Demands Truth Over NSA Spying

Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Angelino Alfano on Wednesday told journalists that Italian citizens need to know the truth about the extent of the alleged spying activities conducted by the US National Security Administration (NSA). A new report recently revealed that the communications

Are Too Many Police Officers Acting Above The Law?

The law enforcement occupation is one that holds many conflicting and varied associations, depending on your upbringing and experience. There are many individuals that would testify to having had positive experiences with law enforcement individuals, and who firmly respect and trust that they can

Lawsuit Filed Against Canadian Government Over Spying

Since the shocking revelations of the National Security Administration (NSA) surveillance program were first disclosed several months ago, many have made it well known that they are less than impressed with the broad NSA surveillance initiative. Several countries have condemned the intrusion as an

Microsoft, Skype, and Xbox Being Used To Spy

“Computer surveillance seems appropriate for 1984 and unfortunately, the wave of the future.” – Congressman Ron Paul on the House floor, 1984. The world is now aware of the invasive spying used by the NSA, thanks to the whistle blowing efforts of Edward Snowden,

Anti-Surveillance Fashion Gaining Momentum

With the governments’ perpetual encroachment on our privacy, there is a growing market for positive and friendly anti-surveillance solutions. The ever-widening surveillance state and recent scandals have given rise to a type of counter surveillance fashion, which incorporates anti-surveillance technology into fashion trends, making it

Brazilian Government Tries To Elude NSA

In an effort to reduce the amount of information available to foreign spies, Brazil's government is improving its communications security.

Microsoft and Google To Sue U.S. Federal Government

Tech companies (incl Google + Microsoft) are suing the federal government in defense of their right to tell their customers what data the government wants.

Cop-Blocking And The Expectation of Privacy

Cop-blocking refers to the attempted de-escalation of a potentially dangerous police situation, and helps to make everyone safer.

The Automated Surveillance State

With the shocking nature of the PRISM and other ubiquitous surveillance measures which have come to light recently since Edward Snowden’s leaks, it was easy to forget the question of how exactly they were watching us; using which measures and software. The answer to