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  • FISA Court Found FAULT With NSA, FBI, And Obama Of Illegally Spying On Trump Team – MSM Keeps Quiet.

    11/12/2017 6:01:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    You can expect many links to sources in this report, as I have found it difficult to get straight answers on this subject. For the most part, it has gone unreported by MSM. The only reason I found reference to it at all, is the fact I am following the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. First of all, I want to start out by listing links to information concerning a finding by a FISA Court judge on the illegal spying by the NSA,FBI, and the Obama Justice Department on the Trump Team. 1.http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article152947909.html QUOTE The document, signed by...
  • Trump nominates NSA 'backdoor search' defender to lead privacy board

    08/31/2017 4:59:59 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    President Trump is moving to revive the watchdog agency that oversees major surveillance programs, but some privacy advocates see his pick to lead it as overly deferential to the intelligence community. Adam Klein, nominated Friday to serve as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, has taken sides in one of the biggest policy debates this year: whether authorities need a warrant to search American communications collected "incidentally" under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which expires later this year unless Congress acts.
  • What if some spies are bad guys?

    08/03/2017 2:19:09 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2017 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the federal government captures in real time the contents of every telephone call, email and text message and all the fiber-optic data generated by every person and entity in the United States 24/7/365? What if this mass surveillance was never authorized by any federal law? What if Congress has written laws that all presidents have sworn to uphold and that require a warrant issued by a judge before the NSA can spy on anyone but Mr. Bush effectively told the NSA to go through the motions of getting a warrant while spying without warrants on everyone in the...
  • Trump backs permanent snooping powers he once criticized as abusive

    06/09/2017 1:07:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2017 | Stephen Dynan
    Just months after President Trump complained about being spied on by the Obama administration, his administration is embracing a full permanent extension of the secret snooping powers the government used to track conversations between his campaign aides and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump’s intelligence and counterterrorism team said Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has saved hundreds of lives by preventing terrorist attacks and insisted — despite Mr. Trump’s claimed experiences — that the law is not being abused. “Simply put, the use of this authority has helped save lives,” Thomas P. Bossert, President Trump’s top counterterrorism adviser, wrote...
  • Major Cellphone Privacy Case Accepted by Supreme Court

    06/05/2017 9:28:09 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 3 replies
    The Supreme Court has accepted a challenge to the warrantless collection of historical cellphone location data in a case that could curtail U.S. government surveillance and expand American privacy rights. The case, Carpenter v. U.S., was granted certiorari Monday on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, which found that police did not need a warrant based on probable cause to collect 127 days of cellphone records from MetroPCS and Sprint. Timothy Carpenter was found guilty of participating in six Michigan robberies after the government said those cellphone records – which included calls made and geographic...
  • Lawmakers demand more information and privacy protections before reauthorizing FISA snooping powers

    06/04/2017 3:33:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Congress shouldn’t reauthorize the government’s most potent snooping powers until it imposes stronger safeguards for Americans, a key conservative lawmaker said in response to a judge’s ruling that U.S. intelligence agencies tried to hide potential breaches of privacy rights. Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said Judge Rosemary M. Collyer’s April ruling is the latest in a string of warning signs that federal agencies need more oversight before Congress renews their broad powers under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In particular, Mr. Labrador and several colleagues want to know how often Americans’ information is scooped up and...
  • He didn’t give police his iPhone pass code, so he got 180 days in jail

    05/31/2017 8:21:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 42 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 31, 2017 | BY DAVID OVALLE
    Christopher Wheeler, who is awaiting trial for child abuse, was taken into custody in a Broward Court on Tuesday for not providing a working iPhone pass code to police. David Ovalle dovalle@miamiherald.com A Hollywood man must serve 180 days in jail for refusing to give up his iPhone password to police, a Broward judge ruled Tuesday — the latest salvo in intensifying legal battles over law-enforcement access to smart phones. Christopher Wheeler, 41, was taken into custody in a Broward Circuit Court, insisting he had already provided the pass code to police investigating him for child abuse, although the number...
  • The StingRay Is Exactly Why the 4th Amendment Was Written

    02/15/2017 10:37:20 AM PST · by TBP · 67 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | February 13, 2017 | Olivia Donaldson
    IImagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like most people, your phone is at your side on a daily basis. Little do you know that, at any time, police and law enforcement could be looking at information stored on your phone. You haven't done anything wrong. You haven't been asked for permission. You aren't suspected of any crime. The StingRay Police have the power to collect your location along with the numbers of your incoming and outgoing calls and intercept the content of...
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • In Key Decision, DC Court Upholds Fourth Amendment

    12/05/2016 6:08:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/5/16 | David Rosenthal
    The Fourth Amendment is still alive and well, thanks in part to a recent ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a Nov. 8 opinion, the court overruled a lower court decision and held that an Iraq War veteran, 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan, may pursue his claim for monetary damages against the District of Columbia and certain individual police officers after those officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights by ransacking his house—twice.
  • Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny

    10/03/2016 6:01:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 2, 2016 | Devlin Barrett
    U.S. Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny Federal agents enlisted local police to scan cars’ plates at shows’ parking lots By Devlin Barrett Oct. 2, 2016 7:35 p.m. ET Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity. Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in...
  • Police Create 3D Print of Murdered Man’s Fingers to Hack His iPhone

    07/22/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    News.SoftPedia.com ^ | July 22, 2016 -- 08:07 GMT | By Bogdan Popa
    Authorities might find a way to access a dead man’s phone If you believe that securing your phone with a fingerprint makes it impossible to hack, think again. Michigan police have recently asked the Michigan State University to produce a 3D replica of a dead man’s fingers in order to access his iPhone and collect data that is believed to contain evidence linked to an ongoing murder case.Professor Anil Jain has been tasked with creating the 3D molds, and according to a report by Fusion, the project is advancing well so far, although in-lab testing is still being performed, and it’s...
  • Trump: "I Am The Law and Order Candidate"

    07/11/2016 11:16:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 11, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Donald Trump reacts to the police shootings in Dallas in a speech on veterans issues in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Wyoming rancher beats EPA in pond fight

    05/09/2016 9:25:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 5/9/2016 | Bob Unruh
    $16 million in fines dropped, threats canceled. A Wyoming rancher threatened by the Environmental Agency with $16 million fines for getting a state permit and building a stock pond on his ranch has reached a settlement that will have the fines go away and he’ll keep his stock pond. WND reported in 2015 on a lawsuit filed on behalf of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, rancher Andy Johnson by officialsl with the Pacific Legal Foundation seeking to vindicate his property rights. The lawsuit explained federal law clearly exempts stock ponds from the rules of the EPA, which had filed a compliance order...
  • Bi-Partisan Anti-Encryption Bill in the Works [semi-satire]

    04/18/2016 11:51:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) have introduced a draft bill that would effectively bar any private parties from owning encrypted phones, computers, or other devices that are not accessible to government surveillance. Burr emphasized “the important law enforcement objectives we are attempting to protect through this legislation. Criminals must not be allowed to hide their nefarious schemes from duly appointed police authorities. We cannot protect the general public if police are hampered by the inability to pierce any communication between criminal co-conspirators.” Partnering-sponsor Feinstein alleged that “there is no legitimate need for anyone to insist upon privacy...
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Teen Burglary Suspect (Miami FL; named Trevon)

    03/15/2016 9:45:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 163 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | March 11, 2016 5:50 PM | Gaby Fleischman
    Relatives of a 17-year-old are angry the teenager was shot and killed by a homeowner who police say was protecting her property. The sister of the teen who died identified him as Trevon Johnson. She said he was a student at D.A. Dorsey Technical College. “I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law… way beyond,” said Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris. “He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”...
  • Wisconsin Court: Police Need No Warrant To Enter Homes And Seize Evidence

    02/20/2016 4:39:55 PM PST · by ransomnote · 54 replies
    mintpressnews.com ^ | ebruary 17, 2016 | Brianna Acuesta
    I am unfamiliar with this website. Here's the excerpt: Though the Court of Appeals initially ruled the search and seizure unconstitutional, the Supreme Court “found that the police were not investigating a crime but exercising their ‘community caretaker’ function." In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court just killed the rights of citizens outlined in the Fourth Amendment by stating that police officers may enter a home, or parts of the home, without a warrant and can seize evidence to use in the arrest and prosecution of citizens. The Fourth Amendment states that unreasonable searches and seizures are not allowed...
  • Ted Cruz's Closest Counselors Are Neocons

    01/31/2016 5:26:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 84 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 October 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    There's a lot about Ted Cruz that should worry constitutionalists considering voting for the senator in the presidential election of 2016.Recently, Infogram published brief but illuminating biographies of several of Cruz's key foreign policy advisors. The information disclosed in these revelations could trouble many constitutionalists otherwise keen on the senator and who rely on him to restore the rule of law to the White House.The first person highlighted in the article is the chairman of Cruz's foreign policy team, Chad Sweet.Sweet's professional and political background betrays Cruz's claims of being someone who promises "not to continue going in the same...
  • Senate chairman demands Department of Ed give a legal reason for dumping due process

    01/08/2016 4:04:49 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The College Fix - Lynn University ^ | January 8, 2016 | Peter Maxwell
    Overwhelming consensus' that Office for Civil Rights is treating its guidance as binding. Arne Duncan's temporary replacement isn't getting a honeymoon from the chairman of a Senate subcommittee, who is upset about the Department of Education's machinations against colleges. Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma is demanding answers from acting Secretary of Education John King about the authority of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to force colleges to strip students of their right to due process. Lankford isn't the first senator to raise the question of whether OCR's methods - issuing "Dear Colleague" letters that purport to explain existing...