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Liberty alert: Cyber Crime (Infographic)

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One of the biggest emerging threats to liberty in the 21st century is cyber crime. Privacy in the Technology Age is difficult enough, but the issue is being compounded as more of our daily lives are taking place online. Even if you don’t shop via the Internet, information about you is gathered (and therefore liable to be stolen) every time you swipe ...

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Spy Harder

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If you’re like me, you are drawn to the fictionalized world of spies, espionage and international intrigue. When scrolling through your TV channels, you’ll stop and watch one of the Bourne movies even though you’ve seen it before. You stop whatever you’re doing for the day when you see there’s a James Bond marathon running through the weekend, or for ...

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Dangerous Liberty or Peaceful Slavery?

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By John W. Whitehead President Obama has managed, with singular assistance from Congress and the courts, to mangle the Constitution through repeated abuses, attacks and evasions. This is nothing new, as I’ve documented in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. However, with his recent speech on the National Security Agency—a heady cocktail of lies, obfuscations, contradictions ...

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NSA Leak Raises Questions and Eyebrows

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The former undercover CIA employee who leaked information about the National Security Agency’s “systematic surveillance of innocent civilians,” as he put it, should be viewed as a national hero. Edward Snowden may not have any medals of honor, and may not have fought on enemy lines. Nonetheless, his actions need to be recognized and respected. Our nation’s federal programs continue ...

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They’ll See You When You’re Sleeping

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the US “counterterrorism efforts” now include sweeping data mining that can predict whether or not you MIGHT commit a crime. Might commit a crime you ask?  Wasn’t that the plot of the 2002 blockbuster, Minority Report?  Yes. The government is now going to take a look at all of the data they can possibly ...

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Mandatory Black Box in Your Car?

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Soon there may be a mandatory feature in all new cars and light trucks. In the interest of safety and “your protection,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to force car manufacturers to install little “black boxes,” not unlike the ones found in airplanes. Among all the information these data recorders can save is your speed and if you’re ...

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Your Internet is Being Watched

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In case you didn’t think it was happening already, Google released information the other day showing that they have given the government more information about their users than ever before. In the report, which details January until June of this year, Google says that they were given a request for 16,000  sets of information on people.  They gave up roughly ...

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