Report: Homeland Security lied to Congress about spying on citizens

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Fisher1949, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This p*ss*s me off.

    I know I said I wasn't going to do this, but when I get home tonight, I'm going to block General Dynamics' Advanced Information Systems from TUG.

    I'll also post the specific .htaccess code just for that -- would be good to start spreading it around the internet just so folks start to realize that they CAN push back.
     
  4. Mike

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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'm moving this thread to the Civil Rights forum where an existing thread is located. However, I feel this is a sufficiently new development that I am not merging the threads (might eventually if it gets too confusing).
     
  6. Fisher1949

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  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Pretty scary stuff when one considers the implications. Couple this with the recent expansion of domestic UAV surveillance and a bleak picture of the future emerges.
     
  8. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    From the article:

    Already facing inquiries from the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform concerning possible perjury revolving around the Fast and Furious fiasco, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano appears to be in deeper trouble in light of a report stating that her agency lied to Congress about alleged spying on citizens who have not been charged with crimes.

    I did not know this.
     
  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    You know this is an arms race, right? If someone from General Dynamics or DHS or whoever wants to access the site, they just access it from a personal account in a cafe or something.

    The fact that we have to block government agencies and their corporate minions really bugs me too. I hate the monitoring as well as the willful misunderstanding by the monitors of posts and the tweets. The couple from the UK who tweeted about destroying the US should never have been stopped at the border.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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