by Eileen | 9:40 pm, February 26, 2013
In a 5-4 ruling with Alito writing for the majority, SCOTUS upheld warrantless wiretaps of Americans, provided the government states it has a good faith belief the citizen is speaking to a foreign national involved in terrorism. Plainly, provided they can keep a straight face while claiming they thought your pen pal was an al’Qaeda [...]
Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order: The Policy Directive (If That’s Not a Sexy, Enticing Title, I Don’t Know What Is)
by Eileen | 2:12 pm, February 13, 2013
* Damn near every existing Federal agency is involved and stands to gain new regulatory authority and access to private data. * The focus is on achieving real-time access to information across a wide swath of U.S. industry. * The sheer size of the planned project is going to cause major problems. Happy (almost) Valentine’s [...]
Executive Order on Cybersecurity and CISPA Reintroduction are Both Set for the Same Day. We. Are. Schocked.
by Eileen | 9:31 am, February 12, 2013
Here comes the executive order on cybersecurity. The WH is dancing around whether or not Barry will touch on cybersecurity in this evening’s SOTU, probably because even key staffers couldn’t stay awake through rehearsals. But the buzz is that, come Wednesday morning we should prepare to be politely shocked at yet another Executive power grab. [...]
Leaked Video Demonstrates How the U.S. Government Uses Social Network Data to Enhance Surveillance by Predicting Behavior (You Should be F***ing Terrified)
by Eileen | 1:25 am, February 12, 2013
Last month, I noted that the FOIA request on an NSA program called ‘Perfect Citizen’ has finally come through. Perfect Citizen involves deploying NSA controlled sensors throughout infrastructure in order to watch for threats. In other words, the spooks are watching how many kilowatt hours your house uses. Beyond the fact that it’s skeezy and [...]
by Eileen | 9:51 am, February 10, 2013
CISPA is coming back. In 2001, during the 112th Congress, the House Intelligence Committee gave hideous bipartisan birth to a privacy-raping death beast. The Cyber Intelligence and Sharing and Protection Act was, on its face, all about fighting those pesky terrorist pricks. Under CISPA, government agencies and private sector companies would have been able to [...]
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, July 31, 2012
It’s no surprise that the DA in Aurora threw the book at the movie theater shooter. We’ll find out soon enough if he’ll try to cop an insanity plea.
On to the links.
Gov. Hickenlooper’s “TBD” is still doing something. I’m still not sure…
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, February 22, 2012
Peter Gleick attempted to discredit the Heartland Institute’s climate work through a stack of leaked documents but he made a serious mistake. Look, I’m not going to discredit leaks. After all, the ClimateGate emails were made public through a leak. How…
by Chuck Moe | 12:27 pm, March 18, 2010
Garry Reid, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism recently spoke to the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats subcommittee. Reid, according to a report by The Hill, said,
“Enabled by 21st-century technology, extremists have optimized the use of Internet chat rooms, Web sites and e-mail chains to spread their virulent messages and reach a global audience of…
- PPC Training for Activists
UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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