VIDEO Privacy no longer a citizen right, according to FBI’s Comey

Those faithless representatives have created a monster that has now turned on us Privacy no longer a citizen right, according to FBI’s Comey Mar 9, 2017 By Judi McLeod FBI head honcho James Comey behaves just as one might expect a 2013 President Barack Obama-appointed FBI director to behave. He conducts himself with a confidence … More VIDEO Privacy no longer a citizen right, according to FBI’s Comey

Feds want facial biometrics that can idenitfy people based on facial hair, skin tone, weight and more

Jan 17, 2017 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) otherwise known as the Dept. of Commerce plans to evaluate facial biometrics for the government. Beginning next month, the NIST will begin evaluating facial recognition technology algorithms. The NIST calls it the ‘Face Recognition Vendor Test‘ (FRVT). Biometrics to identify people from photos, magazines, facial hair, skin tone etc. “The FRVT is aimed … More Feds want facial biometrics that can idenitfy people based on facial hair, skin tone, weight and more

Indiana Supreme Court Overturns Driver Welfare Traffic Stop

Dec 16, 2016   Privacy rights of motorists win out over the police desire to conduct a welfare search in Indiana high court ruling.  The Indiana Supreme Court last month ruled that it is more important for police to respect the privacy of drivers than to pull them over to check whether they are in … More Indiana Supreme Court Overturns Driver Welfare Traffic Stop

Leaked E-mail From Clinton Staffers Shows Hillary Deliberately Broke the Law

Oct 12, 2016 by C. Mitchell Shaw   New disclosures from WikiLeaks show that — even as Hillary Clinton denied doing anything wrong in her handling of classified e-mails — Clinton staffers discussed the scandal and how it “smack[ed] of acting above the law.” Far from the unified front presented to the public, the recently leaked … More Leaked E-mail From Clinton Staffers Shows Hillary Deliberately Broke the Law

Government’s All-access Pass to Your Privacy

July 5, 2016 by C. Mitchell Shaw   The recent legal wrestling match between the FBI and Apple over encryption is not the first time the federal government has attacked the idea of private citizens using strong encryption to protect their data and communications. Throughout the months-long ordeal, which included legal battles, a public-relations war, and … More Government’s All-access Pass to Your Privacy

Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit

May 20, 2016 By GRETCHEN MORGENSON    When Washington took over the beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis of 2008, it was with the implicit promise that they would be returned to shareholders after being nursed back to health. But now, with the … More Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit

Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance

May 23, 2016  by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray cellphone surveillance devices in the Land of Lincoln. The text of Senate Bill 2343 mandates that “a court order based on probable cause that a person … More Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against District 211 and DOE Over Student Privacy

6 May 2016 by  LAURIE HIGGINS   On Wednesday afternoon, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Thomas More Society filed a lawsuit in federal court against School District 211 and the Department of Education (DOE) on behalf of 51 district families who rightly claim that the district and the Department of Education “trample students’ privacy” … More Federal Lawsuit Filed Against District 211 and DOE Over Student Privacy