civil liberties

What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much

What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much
Current and former government officials have been pointing to the terror attacks in Paris as justification for mass surveillance programs. CIA Director John Brennan accused privacy advocates of “hand-wringing” that has made “our ability collectively internationally to find these terrorists much more challenging.” Former National Security Agency and CIA director Michael Hayden said, “In the wake of Paris, a big stack of metadata doesn’t seem to be the scariest thing in the room.”
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There's No War on Women! *Crosses Fingers, Filibusters Paycheck Fairness Act*

There's No War on Women! *Crosses Fingers, Filibusters Paycheck Fairness Act*
Republicans like to say again and again that there's no "War on Women." But when they do things like filibuster the Paycheck Fairness Act, it's hard to take them at their word.
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In Win for Civil Liberties Group, Feds Forced to Limit US Data Gathering

In Win for Civil Liberties Group, Feds Forced to Limit US Data Gathering
The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thousands of Internet communications from Americans with no connection to terrorism — a practice it says was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of Internet traffic connected to terror suspects.
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NC State Senator Calls ‘Moral Monday’ Protesters ‘Moral Morons’

NC State Senator Calls ‘Moral Monday’ Protesters ‘Moral Morons’
Since April, North Carolina citizens have gathered at the state capital in Raleigh for “Moral Monday” rallies and acts of civil disobedience to protest the the cruel things Republican legislators are doing to the people of the state. Nearly 400 people have been arrested and now their elected representation is labeling the Gandhi and Dr. King inspired protests as a "circus" of "morons."
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