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Category: privacy

Using their indoor voices

With more grace, tact, and diplomacy than the other principals managed to display this week, President Obama delivered his commencement address today to Notre Dame’s Class of 2009. The controversy […]

Colorado ACLU fears spying at Dems’ convention

Today’s Denver Post reports that Denver police hope to install some 20 high-tech video cameras before next summer’s Democratic National Convention. The cameras will monitor street activity in the city’s […]

Bush and his wiretaps: one of us doesn’t get it

Yesterday a U.S. judge declared that the National Security Administration’s (NSA) warrantless domestic eavesdropping and surveillance is unconstitutional. Quick to defend his administration’s position, President Bush today declared, “Those who […]

Who needs hackers?

Hackers, for a number of years, have been the driving force behind the security measures instituted on the Internet. Virtually every website that asks us to enter a password or […]

Hacking Google

The NSA, when it feels the need, listens in on our phone conversations. This so-called wiretapping takes many forms: bugging, tapping, intercepting, snooping through phone company records, etc. The technology […]

Gestapo tactics illegal in America

In the wake of 9/11, President Bush ordered the secret wiretapping of American citizens without obtaining the legally mandated court orders. Remarkably, brazenly, he has even admitted it, citing his […]

Sun sets on Patriot Act

The U.S. Senate voted today not to extend the Patriot Act beyond the end of the year, when its sunset provisions kick in. The act has been controversial since its […]