End Warrantless Deep State Spying: Don’t Renew 702 (VIDEO)

16 years ago today the world went nuts. And it hasn’t recovered. Things have basically been crazy ever since.

Perhaps the saddest thing to come out of the September 11th attacks is the degree to which this country abandoned long held principles in a climate of fear. It was on 9/11 that the surveillance state was really birthed on a domestic level. It was in the wake of the attacks that many Americans just gave up their birthright to dignity,

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Yahoo News: US Spy Agencies Looking to Kill the 4th Amendment As We Know It

Hey, if you find the ban on unreasonable searches and seizures problematic try to repeal it constitutionally. Don’t try to make a sneaky end run around the Constitution through the courts with lawyers. We are supposed to be a free people. If that is inconvenient then too bad. As they say freedom isn’t free. Sometimes tracking down the bad guys is going to be harder because we have the rule of law in this country. Sorry.

(From Yahoo)

The order on Yahoo from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) last year resulted from the government’s drive to change decades of interpretation of the U.S.

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New facial recognition tech: Will live stream (all) faces from cop cams to database, no notification to citizens

This is where crony capitalism gets super creepy. The surveillance state is very profitable and Taser is about to provide a “solution” to police departments which is sure to fatten the company’s bottom line. Soon software may be able to identify “people of interest” just from a feed from a police officer’s body camera.

And guess what? Even if you aren’t “of interest” you will soon be in the facial recognition database. Then imagine algorithms running over this data.

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How is this legal? Now cops are scanning people’s credit/debit cards and seizing digital cash at traffic stops?! (Video)

This should not happen in the United States. Period. This is a crying shame and it appears to be a blatant violation of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution. This should not be tolerated.

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DEA Promised TSA Agent a Cut of Passengers’ Seizable Cash

Call it a finder’s fee, or a commission. What’s the big deal? So the DEA told a TSA screener that he or she could keep a cut of any cash he or she was able to sniff out? What’s wrong with that? As we know, anyone carrying a significant amount of cash is a criminal. The DEA and the TSA agent were just doing what they could to keep us safe.

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Hillary Clinton Urges Silicon Valley to ‘Disrupt’ ISIS

Translation: Give up your encryption and any remaining privacy of your users. Or else. On the other hand you in Silicon Valley could work even more closely with us and we will make sure government’s benevolent rays shine upon your companies. Your choice.

Kind of weird how government is going after the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, and the 4th all in one go here.

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