A bipartisan coalition of groups, including Demand Progress, ACLU, FreedomWorks, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Defending Rights & Dissent, delivered over 100,000 petition signatures today calling on Congress to overhaul Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act or, absent such reform, let it sunset.
We have a chance to rein in mass surveillance, by demanding Congress support serious reforms of Section 702, like requiring a warrant to access our communications or preventing such communications from being swept up and stored in a database in the first place.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was passed to combat threats from hostile foreign powers and international terrorism, but the FBI has been looking at the communications of U.S. persons without a warrant or even suspicion of wrongdoing.
California spends more time discussing and imposing regulations on barber shops and taco trucks than on equipment capable of tracking my whereabouts in real time, locating me within my own home, place of worship or doctor’s office, tracking my face as I walk about town.
Responding to community outcry, police director Juan Perez withdraws his proposal to implement a Wide Area Surveillance program in Miami Dade County
Militarization of American police forces is becoming more and more common and, as a result of digital-age technologies and the use of smaller-scale surveillance cameras both publicly and privately, many people living in the United States today believe they have no privacy and, indeed, no right to expect privacy. They are misinformed.
The highly invasive technology was developed by the US Air Force during the Iraq War and features Cessna airplanes flying over an area filming all that goes on in a 32 square mile area below. But activists are fighting it.
Whether you’re supporting victims of domestic violence, engaging in activism, or just buying something online, everyone has a reason to want to protect their security and privacy on the internet.