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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Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying (Maybe much more than “improper”)

“Improper”? Is that the correct word?

The prior administration still has much to account for, which may be why so many from the Obama years are freaking out in government and out.

(From The Hill)

The National Security Agency and FBI violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules.

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10 Surprising Ways the Government is Spying on You (VIDEO)

Sigh.

Great video.

It does seem that our dystopian future is going to be (is) a mix of both 1984 and A Brave New World.

And don’t forget, there are many government contractors making a lot of (taxpayer) money developing the surveillance state. (To keep an eye on the taxpayers.)

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A smoking gun from the NSA? : “Said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump”

We’ll see how this pans out but this does not surprise me given the whispers that have floated through the ether over the last 6 months. Obama, again, could be in real trouble.

But there is another question we have. What the heck is going on in the intel community these days?

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Did the Supreme Court just quietly give the DOJ massive new powers to snoop through your computer? Yes, but Congress can stop it (Video from Sen. Mike Lee)

Good on Democratic Senator Wyden too. (Who is part of the coalition opposing this new rule.) The guy is wrong on many things but on tech and privacy stuff he has often been very good.

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How local police departments are becoming “mini NSAs”

Big Brother has little brothers across the country and the little brothers are becoming more and more powerful as they collect more and more data. (Just like Big Brother.) Add that the ability to crunch this data is becoming less expensive (nearly “free”) and quicker with each passing day and it isn’t heard to extrapolate where we are headed.

Do we want to be monitored 24 hours a day? Because that is the trajectory we are on. Are we just going to continue to roll over and give in to the HIVEMIND?

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