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Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For?

Ironically, the best case for shutting down this department is its most well-known component — the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…The TSA… is very effective at harassing innocent Americans like Lucy Forck.

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Government Failures

That Going Dark Problem

from TheHill

A quote from Robert Anderson, who leads the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch,

In the last two to three years, that whole ‘going dark’ thing went from a crawl to a flat-out sprint because the technology is changing so rapidly, …

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Can You Sue The NSA?

by BILL ROUNDS ESQ. via How to Vanish

Lawsuits are blunt instruments for protecting rights, but sometimes they are the tool you need. Lawsuits over the NSA spying programs have multiplied over the past several weeks, spurred in large part by the numerous revelations about the existence and extent of the US government spying program targeting citizens. 1,473 more words

Privacy & Asset Protection

Hollywood heroism in the Age of Empire

by Henry A. Giroux

The United States’ addiction to violence is partly evident in the heroes it chooses to glorify. Within the last few months, three films appeared that offer role models, however flawed, to young people while legitimating particular notions of civic courage, patriotism and a broader understanding of injustice. 4,248 more words

Nowhere To Hide For The “Enemy of the State”

Enemy of the State[1], a 1998 movie featuring Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Jon Voight[2], expounds the idea that an unsuspicious citizen has nowhere to hide when the Surveillance State turns its preying eyes on him. 592 more words

Movie Reviews