Dec 282013
 

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) still has its indefinite detention option :)

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/27/obama_signs_ndaa_2014_indefinite_detention_remains/

 

Two other interesting court cases:

http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/court-declares-nsa-spying-program-unconstitutional-and-grant

and now http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/27/new-york-nsa-phone-surveillance/4219055/

Welcome to the world of third party collection :)

Dec 092013
 

Via:  http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstras-data-vacuum-20131205-2yucb.html

 

How Australia’s telephone and Web 2.0 use is tracked:  In bulk and filtered later.

Welcome to the world of the special projects group.

Aug 092013
 

Via:  www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/08/lavabit-email-shut-down-edward-snowden

Via:  news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57597726-38/silent-circle-follows-lavabit-in-shuttering-encrypted-e-mail/

and www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-08/snowdens-email-service-provider-shuts-down-following-government-pressure

 

A self issued National Security Letter and a nondisclosure order?

 

Aug 082013
 

Via:  http://blogs.fas.org/secrecy/2013/08/quantum-leap/

 

Got a site that mentions money laundering, drug trafficking, terrorism and other threats?

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) National Capital Region (NCR) might have ran an experiment “to enhance the ability to discover relationships, human networks, and geospatial features”

 

Aug 072013
 

Via:  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/06/nsa-director-cyber-terrorism-snowden

 

What might the “nihilists, anarchists, activists, … , twentysomethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years” do if the US “grabs” Snowden?

 

Aug 072013
 

Via:  http://www.businessinsider.com.au/tsa-vipr-teams-security-searches-2013-8

 

Welcome to the world of “special needs” or “administrative searches” – at train stations or events near you.

 

Jul 172013
 

Via:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/07/15/dhs-warns-employees-not-to-read-leaked-nsa-information/

 

Will violating a non-disclosure agreement signed to protect classified national security information stop a thought crime?

A great way to study who is sneaking a read at home :)

Jul 172013
 

Via:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapper_v._Amnesty_International

 

“Others may be able to establish standing even if respondents cannot. As respondents recognize, the government must provide advance notice of its intent to use information obtained or derived from .. the surveillance authorized by the 2008 law

“If the government wants to use information gathered under the surveillance program in a criminal prosecution, the source of the information would have to be disclosed. The subjects of such surveillance, he continued, would have standing to challenge the program.”

 

Will the gov tell?  Do you really have any standing?  Notice of the fact?