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House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill

House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill

Congressional Democrats still refuse to end the post 9/11 legal regime of mass surveillance. That regime violates the constitution as Edward Snow notes, and it uncovered exactly one terrorist plot. The Democrats voted to keep it alive. Evan Greer, deputy director of digital rights group Fight for the Future, highlighted the provision on Twitter shortly...

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Border Patrol to Put an Indian Reservation Under Persistent Surveillance

Border Patrol to Put an Indian Reservation Under Persistent Surveillance

In his book “Eyes in the Sky,” Arthur Michel Holland argues that  “persistent surveillance” of American communities via “wide-area motion imagery” or WAMI, is all but inevitable. The evidence is mounting that he is right. Last month the Guardian reported on the Pentagon is testing surveillance balloons over five Midwestern States. Now an Indian reservation...

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Pentagon Testing Surveillance Balloons Over America

Pentagon Testing Surveillance Balloons Over America

The Guardian reports that recently released documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal the previously unknown extent of the Pentagon’s wide-area surveillance capabilities. South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois have been playing unknown host to 25 solar-powered balloons as part of a test through U.S. Southern Command since mid-July and the tests...

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