Tag: privacy

AI Spy

Snoop Doggy DOD is starting to really get on my nerves. Helping Machines Think Different By Noah Shachtman “To Pentagon researchers, capturing and categorizing every aspect of a person’s life is only the beginning. LifeLog — the controversial Defense Department initiative to track everything about an individual — is just one step in a larger …

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My Life

“Go ahead with your own life. Leave me alone. ” – Billy Joel Is privacy making a comeback? By Declan McCullagh “In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, the worry in Washington, D.C., was more about national security than about individual privacy.”

Fourth Amendment

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” House …

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Civil Liberties

I don’t always agree with the ACLU, but here are a few causes of theirs I support. Support Oversight of the Secret FISA Court "Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (most commonly known as FISA), a secret intelligence court was created to authorize government wiretaps in foreign intelligence investigations. Since its initial enactment, FISA has …

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The Matrix Has You (and Sauron is Watching, Too)

Feds Doing More Secret Searches By Julia Scheeres “A record number of searches and wiretap orders granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2002 underscores a growing trend of reliance on the secret court in government investigations, privacy advocates say.” Bush’s Year of U.S. Surveillance By Noah Shachtman “It may seem unreasonable, unfair and …

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