One of the most annoying parts of the Edward Snowden revelations isn’t what everyone is focused on. It isn’t that the NSA has been snooping on anyone and everyone they can. It isn’t that they seem to have their fingers in places that were once considered virtually impossible to hack. It isn’t even the poor… Continue reading Tech giants can’t (or won’t) protect your data when push comes to shove
Could we be getting “NSA fatigue”? No, I’m not talking about the obvious weariness that we have about the National Security Agency’s actions. I’m talking about the news. Has there simply been so much that has come out about their activities over the past few months that blockbuster news doesn’t even grab our attention anymore?… Continue reading Why the NSA tapping of Google and Yahoo clouds is more dangerous than PRISM
It’s a rant Thursday, I suppose. What has happened in the world that demands that Americans must consider their own government to be an enemy that requires actions of defense? In a very short period of time, the realm that was once controlled by conspiracy theorists has gone mainstream. Millions of Americans are concerned about… Continue reading Is the NSA situation actually part of bigger plan?
With the government shutdown over and the NSA chief on his way out, the time is ripe for Washington to reintroduce the next leg of the SOPA-CISPA anti-piracy legislation. The difference is that this time you won’t hear nearly as much about it. We’re fatigued. That’s the biggest problem Americans face when it comes to… Continue reading How the next round of CISPA will come at us
We know they’re watching. That much is not in question. The only real debate that could possibly have enough substance to sway the American government is whether or not the data being collected is actually effective at identifying terrorists. In the infographic, you’ll see that, at least according to these formulas and calculations, the chances… Continue reading #Infographic: How accurate could the NSA be about terrorists?
The majority of American’s do not want to be spied upon by the US (or any other) government. That much is clear. What the NSA and other agencies have done to continue and expand their powers for domestic spying are insulting at the least and possibly even dangerous. Most would agree with that as well.… Continue reading The NSA reform bill will make matters worse
The National Security Agency’s searches of a database containing the phone records of nearly all Americans violated privacy protections for three years by failing to meet a court-ordered standard, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents showed the violations continued until a judge ordered an overhaul of the program in 2009. Since the breadth… Continue reading NSA violated court-ordered privacy standards for three years
Up is down and down is up if you’re watching closely enough to what has been happening at the NSA and with the Obama administration the last few years. The President that was supposed to make things more transparent, less paranoid, and better for the common American has been caught repeatedly doing things that would… Continue reading NSA backdoor to domestic emails reopened secretly in 2011
Passwords. Encryption. Firewalls. Secure networks. None of these are out of the reach of the US National Security Agency (NSA), their British counterparts at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and other government as well as private agencies around the world. Any sense of privacy and security should be dismissed completely in this world. Assume that… Continue reading Assume that no personal data is safe from the NSA, GCHQ, and others
If you feel like you’re being left in the dark about the practices of the NSA, you’re not alone. Even the US Congress is being pushed away. According to the Guardian: Members of Congress have been repeatedly thwarted when attempting to learn basic information about the National Security Agency (NSA) and the secret FISA court… Continue reading Even Congress can’t get access to NSA information