The Snowden snowball effect: why one man started an avalanche

His is a face that will be remembered for years and a name that will be remembered for decades. It isn’t what he revealed that will cause his legacy to endure. It’s the effects of his actions that will continue to resonate as long as the United States is still a world super power. When… Continue reading The Snowden snowball effect: why one man started an avalanche

Is NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor?

Now that Edward Snowden has come forward as the source of the NSA leaks, much of the attention in Washington and the media will be turned to him, his history, and his future. People on both sides will paint him in the light of their choosing. Some will say that he’s a true patriot trying… Continue reading Is NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor?

The slippery slope of Rand Paul’s opinion on the use of drone technology

Military technology has advanced in recent years to the point that many domestic law enforcement agencies and politicians are promoting the concept of using them to fight crime. In the news most recently has been the potential use of drone technology to perform surveillance as well as to take out suspected dangerous criminals during moments… Continue reading The slippery slope of Rand Paul’s opinion on the use of drone technology

Google transparency report shows that Big Brother is quickly becoming a reality

There is no longer a need to argue that governments, the US government in particular, have been attempting to gain information about individuals through official requests to internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. As the internet and social media continue to expand and the amount of information people willingly and unwillingly put only… Continue reading Google transparency report shows that Big Brother is quickly becoming a reality

Why the FBI facial recognition plan should terrify us all

Next Generation Identification. NGI. These three words and three letters are the most dangerous move the US Government has ever planned since Prohibition. It’s bigger than SOPA. It’s bigger than any privacy, detention, or body scanning debacle that the government has rolled out, and there have been plenty of them the last few years. The… Continue reading Why the FBI facial recognition plan should terrify us all