Tag: American Civil Liberties Union

Over 700,000 people on US watch list: and once you get on, there’s no way off

Published time: December 02, 2013 20:59                                                                                A US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the identification and boarding pass of a passenger as she passes through security in the terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb) The names of […]

Top secret document reveals NSA spies on porn habits of suspected terrorists in bid to discredit them

Document  was revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden It shows  agency spied on suspected radicalizers to  harm their reputations Civil liberties  campaigners have voiced concerns about the revelations One says:  ‘NSA surveillance activities are  anything but narrowly focused’ By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 04:50 EST, 27  November 2013 […]

Senator Dianne Feinstein claims eavesdropping on phone callls is not surveillance, nor is it protected under the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches.

‘No phone call, no Internet transaction, isn’t recorded by the  NSA’: Edward  Snowden fires back at U.S. government surveillance denials Senator  Dianne Feinstein claimed that the NSA’s phone-tracking is  benign Whistle-blower Snowden said in a statement that it is  pervasive in nature By  Ted Thornhill PUBLISHED: 08:49 EST, […]

Book by whistleblower at center of ‘Fast and Furious’ blocked by the ATF

 Published time: October 08, 2013 00:20 Edited time: October 09, 2013 09:47                                                                             AFP Photo / Pedro Pardo A book authored by an agent at the center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Fast and Furious” gun running debacle has been rejected and barred from being […]

Sharia law is now legal in Oklahoma

  Oklahoma’s Shariah Law Ban Is Unconstitutional & Gone for Good   By ANNIE YOUDERIAN   (CN) – Oklahoma’s attempt to “specifically target and outlaw Shariah,” or Islamic law, is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Chief U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City permanently blocked state […]

‘A massive and unprecedented intrusion’: Associated Press condemns US government for seizing journalists’ telephone records without explanation

  John Hall Tuesday, 14 May 2013 The Associated Press news agency has condemned the US government for the unexplained seizure of records of telephone calls made by its journalists. Describing the seizure as “a massive and unprecedented intrusion”, AP’s chief executive Gary Pruitt accused the US Justice […]

Security rules for Democratic National Convention cause concern: Banned: handbags, backpacks, soda cans, drink coolers, scarves, bike helmets, baby strollers, and non-service animals” within the hundred-square-block event zone

By Muriel Kane Sunday, September 2, 2012 20:19 EDT A new ordinance for “extraordinary events” put in place by the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, which is hosting the Democratic National Convention this week, have left attendees as well as protesters uncertain of what seemingly innocent possessions might […]