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The GOP should take a stand for liberty in Patriot Act vote

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Protecting the country and following the Constitution should not be an ‘either/or’ proposition In 2011, Congress passed and President Obama signed another four-year extension of the USA Patriot Act, the ubiquitous piece of 9/11-era legislation that has been the bane of privacy advocates since it was leaked in December 2005 that the National Security Agency was spying on Americans. You ...

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Obama’s new cyber security proposals are privacy killers

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The president is rightfully concerned about protecting the country from cyber attacks and large-scale hacking, but his ‘fix’ may be worse than the problem, at least where constitutional protections are concerned President Obama will sign a new executive order setting in motion greater cooperation between government and businesses in the sharing of cyber-threat information, as part of a broader effort ...

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The U.S. is Not Prepared for CYBER WARFARE

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The potential to destroy an enemy nation’s functional infrastructure has become greater. Think of cyber warfare as the modern day equivalent of carpet-bombing cities during World War II, the aim of which was to reduce the enemy’s ability to make war by attacking population bases and destroying the commerce necessary to wage war. By Jon E. Dougherty In 2010, the ...

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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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