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Posts Tagged ‘DHS

DHS lied to Congress about tracking Americans on social media

April 20, 2012

One of the nation’s leading electronic privacy groups claimed this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) misled members of Congress during a February 16th hearing on whether the Department is paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to keep tabs on protected free speech and dissent against government policies on the Internet. The Electronic […]

DHS and TSA mobile body and vehicle scanners

January 9, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Agency (TSA) have taken naked body scanners on the road so they are now equipped to peer through cars and walls in addition to clothes. The question is still being debated whether it’s ethical and legal to allow the government to basically strip search men, women […]

Homeland Security claims the power to strip search passengers

March 25, 2011

The federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims authority to strip search every airline passenger; and to begin such a practice without even soliciting comment from the public. This outrageous statement recently was delivered to the American people by a DHS lawyer in arguments before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of […]

NSA now monitors Social Networking — in addition to Internet searches, domestic email, telephone records, credit-card transactions and bank transfers

October 28, 2010

A “Memorandum of Agreement” struck between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) promises to increase Pentagon control over America’s telecommunications and electronic infrastructure. It’s all in the interest of “cybersecurity” of course, or so we’ve been told, since much of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) driving administration policy […]

America Land of the Free Surveillance

August 26, 2010

Political spying is nearly as bad now as it was during the Cold War. The ACLU reports that Americans are harrassed and under surveillance for exercising their First Amendment rights. One ACLU report, Policing Free Speech: Police Surveillance and Obstruction of First Amendment-Protected Activity (.pdf), reveals that, in recent years, Americans have been put under surveillance […]