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Do You Feel Threatened by Governmental Spying? [Video]

(AP Photo/The Guardian)   Do you feel Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor? Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim takes that question to the streets in this video report. People join Lawyers.com in the national conversation about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, and the appropriate balance between security and privacy. In addition to the lawsuits reported by Lawyers.com, this report shows people expressing a broad spectrum of diverse opinions. “I think that I have become more cautious, more …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Wiretapping Pits Privacy Against Security [Infographic]

Where do you draw the line in balancing security with privacy? The www.whocalledmyphone.com infographic traces significant legal developments, which document the tension between security and privacy in U.S. history. The graph begins with the creation of the 4th Amendment and chronologically follows subsequent legal events, including creation of the PRISM program and the disclosures of Edward Snowden. Review the infographic below. Let us know where you stand on governmental invasion of privacy and its justification of needing to protect people.

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
How To Avoid Government Spying

They’re watching. Revelations in recent weeks of the extensive programs that the United States government is using to spy on its citizens have made it clear that we live in a surveillance state, and it’s here to stay. We’ve learned that the National Security Administration collects data on nearly every phone call made in America. We’ve learned they have the capacity to compile every bit of online activity we engage in. Feeling paranoid yet? Much of the spying was actually …

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Is Edward Snowden a Traitor or Hero? [Poll]

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, provided information of the U.S. government’s spying program to The Washington Post and The Guardian. But this weekend, to show their support hundreds of people took to the streets in Hong Kong, where he is hiding, according to CBS News. As of June 16, more than 80,000 people signed a petition on the website “We the People,” asking President Obama to pardon Snowden, calling him a national hero for revealing excesses of …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Massive Government Spying Program Prompts Lawsuits

Following last week’s disclosure of the massive spying program that the United States government has imposed on its citizens, the lawsuits are rolling in. Attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch, and other plaintiffs filed a federal suit in Washington, D.C., Sunday alleging that the program’s “violations of free speech, prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure, and due process rights are unprecedented in American history.” Tuesday, the ACLU lodged a similar complaint in New York, claiming “This surveillance . . …

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