Tag: Surveillance State
Surveillance Going Postal–USPS’ Ever Growing Spy Role Expands to Internet Traffic
On April 21, investigative reporter Jana Winters broke the news that the United States Postal service was running a “covert operations program” that was monitoring American’s social media. She found that the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) was trawling posts and online activity pertaining to a number of...
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Will Cameras Save Us from the Police State?
Practically every day, a new video is circulating on the internet showing severe examples of police misconduct. As the police become increasingly militarized and brazen in their violent attacks—for example, see this story on a Baptism party in a private backyard broken up for excessive noise, ended when cops tasered a grandfather and a...
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The Democrats Betray American Civil Liberties, Again
After the 2006 Congressional election, I rhetorically asked, “Will the Democrats Save Our Civil Liberties?” Now we have the clear answer with the top Democrats totally caving in to Bush’s requests for unchecked, unilateral warrantless domestic spying powers. Along with almost half the House Democrats, Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama has just now...
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