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Posted 10 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Secret Court Defends NSA Data Collection

In an opinion made public on Sept. 17, a judge for the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that a program under which the federal government collects phone data in a massive database is legal.   Some Opinions Released The FISC is a specially created federal court that oversees the National Security Agency’s foreign intelligence program, including its requests for warrants and other surveillance efforts within the United States. Its judges include federal district judges from around the country, as …

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Posted 11 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Americans’ Right to Privacy Another Casualty of 9/11

One of the legacies of September 11, 2001 is a vastly expanded executive power that is purportedly necessary to fight terrorism. The unfortunate fact, however, is that the executive branch continues to use powers created after 9/11 to spy on American citizens, and one way it does that is through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.   Expanding FISA After 9/11, the National Security Administration (NSA) – a Cold War-era intelligence organization – ramped up its operations, and a new court, …

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Posted 11 months ago in Video Your Personal Rights by Larry Bodine  
America, One Nation Under Surveillance [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com, reports this is America, one nation under surveillance. Many of you have heard about government spying on U.S. citizens, but aren’t worried about it, because you’re not doing anything wrong. At least not yet. A lot of us start our day by checking our email and visiting websites in the morning. Whom you contact and where you visit is all monitored by the National Security Agency. No search warrant is required. When you call …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Cops Don’t Need a Warrant to Put Cameras on Your Property

Law enforcement agents do not need a warrant to install surveillance cameras on private property, a federal judge affirmed last month. The question came before district Judge William Griesbach in Wisconsin after Drug Enforcement Agency agents uncovered a massive marijuana growing operation with the help of cameras they set up in the yard of the suspected grow house. Defendants Manuel Mendoza and Marco Magana were arrested and face life in prison plus $10 million in fines after the DEA found …

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