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|3/26/2016 - More and more, the federal government is behaving like a Stalinist entity that views We the People as adversaries to be subdued, rather than as citizens to be served.
According to a document released by the FBI under a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Washington Post, the federal law...|
|1/15/2016 - If you are one of the many people who have noticed something vaguely creepy about those immensely popular Elf on a Shelf toys, it turns out there may be a good reason for it.
The Elf on a Shelf has now become a multi-million-dollar industry which has spawned a television special, a Macy's Christmas...|
|1/13/2016 - For a while after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the spy agency's massive collection of personal data on tens of millions of Americans, it appeared as though there might be some genuine reform of how the intelligence community operates.
In August 2013, weeks after Snowden...|
|1/7/2016 - Following revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that the federal government was scooping up terabytes of data on American citizens without their knowledge and often without a court order, Americans were outraged and let Congress know it.
Under provisions in the Patriot Act of 2001,...|
|12/4/2015 - The recent massacre at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., in which a married Muslim couple killed 14 people and wounded 21 others is further proof that the surveillance state does not work. Americans have surrendered 100 percent of their privacy for a surveillance state that continues...|
|7/18/2015 - When it comes to the business of keeping an eye on the general public, the U.S. government believes it should go big or go home, so it has decided to go big.
As reported by News.com.au of Australia, a small, private company has developed a surveillance system of Orwellian proportions that just put...|
|6/21/2015 - President Obama has recently signed legislation called the USA Freedom Act, which seeks to put limits on how much personal data on Americans the National Security Agency can collect en masse. But many view the new law as just another head fake by an administration that, truth be told, tasked the NSA...|
|6/20/2015 - In recent days, the mainstream media has focused on some rather inane things – events or occurrences that, given rising dangers in the world and the important issues facing our country, have virtually no impact or meaning whatsoever.
Take the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner "story." For weeks, Americans...|
|6/12/2015 - Just hours after President Obama said he would sign new federal legislation ostensibly aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' metadata, he instructed his Department of Justice to seek permission from a secret court to continue the program for at least another six...|
|5/21/2015 - As the 2016 presidential race begins to heat up, candidates from both major parties are already jockeying for position on key political issues. One of the most talked about one concerns all Americans: privacy and how successive presidential administrations have interpreted their own power and statutory...|
|5/20/2015 - Millions of Americans have heard of Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning), the U.S. Army intelligence analyst convicted in 2013 of aiding the enemy under terms of the 1917 Espionage Act after she turned over volumes of classified Iraq and Afghanistan data to WikiLeaks.
Millions more know about...|
|5/19/2015 - As Congress debates whether to "reform" or end the controversial USA Patriot Act by making it harder for presidents to use it to spy on all Americans, a federal appeals court has weighed in, ruling in recent days that the broad surveillance authority the law supposedly conveys is unconstitutional.
|5/15/2015 - Unbeknownst to most Americans, the nation's premier federal law enforcement agency has its own air force and uses it to spy on people.
As reported by ARS Technica, as tensions surrounding the recent protests and violence in Baltimore began to subside, a small squadron of innocuous-looking aircraft...|
|4/22/2015 - A pair of lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan measure that would end the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance that has been at the heart of Fourth Amendment privacy concerns for years.
The Surveillance State Repeal Act, by Reps. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, and Thomas Massie, R-Kentucky,...|
|3/25/2015 - The federal government's spy apparatus continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and without much concern about statutory law or the Constitution.
According to recent reports, the government has, for years, utilized a technology known as "stingray," which is capable of disrupting cell service and cellphone...|
|2/9/2015 12:03:56 PM - In the prescient 1984 tome, author George Orwell wrote about a supposedly "fictitious" future in which the civilized world lived in what can only be called a surveillance society, in which "the government" would be able to keep watch on the citizenry 24-7, and through a variety of technological means.
|12/26/2014 - (Story by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton , republished from TruthStreamMedia.com) We have finally reached the moment where Orwell's nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We're living there right now.
And, astoundingly, we still hear people saying "Well, I haven't done anything wrong,...|
|9/16/2014 - The era of privacy -- or, at least, the era of the expectation of privacy in the U.S., the first nation in history to even recognize it as an inherent right -- appears to officially be over. And of course, it's all for our own protection.
The Washington Post reported recently that military surveillance...|
|8/11/2014 - Massive U.S. surveillance programs limit the ability of journalists and reporters to communicate confidentially with sources while restraining lawyers from adequately representing their clients, says a new report issued in late July by a pair of advocacy groups.
The result, according to the report,...|
|7/22/2014 - A highly skilled hacker who presented at the recent Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference in New York has dropped a massive bomb on the state of smartphone privacy. Jonathan Zdziarski, an active member in the iPhone development community who helped work on many early iOS "jailbreak" iterations,...|
|6/4/2014 - It could be the mood I'm in after watching Enemy of the State last night...
But it's more than obvious that surveillance of private citizens is still on the rise and "mental health" is becoming a more and more prominent means for the governments of the world to invade privacy.
Even though there...|
|2/8/2014 - This article is a compilation of a number of pieces I've written about Ed Snowden and the NSA. It doesn't replace them, but it hits the high points...
Let's begin here: If you absolutely must have a hero, watch Superman movies.
If your need for a hero is so great, so cloying, so heavy, so juicy...|
|12/20/2013 - Many political observers have asked, rhetorically, "What would malevolent dictators like Josef Stalin and Adolph Hitler have been able to 'accomplish' if they had access to the technology that exists today?"
As cruel and inhumane as they were to various demographics and their own populations, today's...|
|10/21/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|9/22/2013 - Maybe you don't remember - after all, it's been about five years now - but once upon a time, Dear Leader Barack Obama promised to have the most transparent, open government in U.S. history.
The number of times that Obama has proven this to be a lie is too high to count, but the business of the National...|
|9/13/2013 - Naturally, the government is passing it off as a necessity - something that it must do in order to keep the nation safe. But what it really amounts to is just another massive surveillance scheme.
In continuing former Secretary Janet Napolitano's Gestapo-like police state, the Department of Homeland...|
|9/3/2013 - In the intelligence world, there are a number of acronyms describing the kind of intel that spy agencies gather.
For example, there is "ELINT" - electronic intelligence - and "HUMINT" - human intelligence.
Now, some analysts at the National Security Agency have invented a new one: "LOVEINT."
|8/13/2013 - We hear a lot of talk these days about "civil rights," but we don't hear much chatter about how our very own Bill of Rights is really the ultimate collection of civil rights.
The right to speak freely; the right to worship as you choose; the right to be free from unwarranted prosecution; the right...|
|7/13/2013 - "President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents." (McClatchey News)
In 1959, two friends of mine, Carl and Michael,...|
|6/28/2013 - Before reading any further, it is important for Americans to understand something about our constitutional system: Just because some official "entity" - a federal court, a bureaucracy, a president - "authorizes" an action does not make that authorization proper or even legal.
The Constitution is...|
|6/25/2013 - "Democracy requires an informed citizenry in order to function properly, and transparency and accountability are essential parts of that. That means knowing what our government is doing to us, in our name." - Bruce Schneier
"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family,...|
|6/23/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|6/21/2013 - Rates of hand washing among workers in the healthcare industry are apparently so low that some hospitals are now setting up surveillance programs to monitor the hygiene habits of doctors, nurses and other staff members. According to a recent report by the U.K.'s Daily Mail, this is precisely the method...|
|6/20/2013 - Most people don't know about the existence of quantum computers. Almost no one understands how they work, but theories include bizarre-sounding explanations like, "they reach into alternate universes to derive the correct answers to highly complex computational problems."
Quantum computers are not...|
|6/19/2013 - "Official" Washington - the establishment political cabal made up of members of both major parties which has "ruled" the nation's capital for generations - has been frantically trying to downplay recent revelations that the National Security Administration (NSA) obtained the phone records from millions...|
|6/17/2013 - In light of revelations that the federal government's massive spy apparatus has been unleashed on its own citizens, some tech experts are now advising users of social media and other Internet-based sites that have helped Uncle Sam pry into your life to stop using them altogether.
While I do utilize...|
|6/12/2013 - Political opponents of President Obama witnessed something in early June that they probably thought they would never see - an opinion piece in The New York Times that was highly critical of the president.
Using frank language and making a lucid, cogent argument, the Times' editorial excoriated Obama...|
|6/12/2013 - Al used to be a funny guy. Now, he's not.
Make no mistake about it, if Bush were president at the moment, Little Al would be attacking him mercilessly.
But with Obama in the White House, Al sings a different tune.
The NSA spying is A-OK. No problem.
"I can assure you, this is not about spying...|
|6/8/2013 - What do Google, AOL, Skype, Facebook, Apple, Hotmail and Yahoo all have in common? They have all been caught turning over private user data to the government's spy agency, the NSA. All these companies routinely turn over the emails, voice calls, text chats, photos, files and even logins and passwords...|
|6/6/2013 - The USA is reeling today from the explosive discovery that the Obama administration has been spying on all Verizon phone customers by surveilling their phone usage on a daily basis for the last several years. This is a wholesale, routine spy surveillance program that has "Big Brother" written all over...|
|3/27/2013 - The USDA "census of agriculture" is a government-run farm surveillance program designed to register and inventory detailed private data on farm assets, operations and personnel. A census form is mailed to each farmer in the United States, accompanied by threats of compliance and a warning that farmers...|
|3/1/2013 - A "sharply divided" U.S. Supreme Court erected yet another barrier between the people and their government on Feb. 26 by ruling that ordinary citizens don't have standing to question government surveillance laws.
In a five to four ruling, a majority of justices threw out a bid by a group of lawyers,...|
|2/21/2013 - We can no longer deny that the day of the total surveillance society is finally upon us, as scores of law enforcement agencies around the country file applications with the Federal Aviation Administration for the use of spy drones, despite concerns from civil rights groups that widespread incorporation...|
|1/14/2013 - Here at Natural News, we have a reputation for asking intelligent questions about things that don't add up. There are a lot of mysteries out there, and they deserve to be explored and questioned: Why is there still mercury in vaccines? Why did the WTC 7 building implode and fall when no airplane hit...|
|1/3/2013 - Without fanfare, President Obama has reauthorized a law that allows the U.S. government to conduct surveillance on overseas activities of suspected spies and terrorists.
The law, which has been around since the 1970s and is known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was set to expire at...|
|12/7/2012 - A government whistleblower has told a Russian news agency what tens of millions of Americans have suspected for years now - that most of us are under constant surveillance by our own federal law enforcement and spy agencies.
William Binney, a former top mathematician and code-breaker with the National...|
|11/22/2012 - The Constitution's once-solid privacy protections are about to take another hit under a new Department of Homeland Security initiative to spy on Americans via social media networks - all in the name of keeping us safe, of course.
Under the ruse of collecting and analyzing "health-related data," DHS...|
|11/10/2012 - The newest version of the popular video game, "Assassin's Creed," is set in 1775, "a time of unrest in the American colonies." The theme is, of course, the Revolutionary War and it evokes thoughts of the colonists' struggle for freedom and independence from Great Britain.
For me, the game also conjures...|
|11/7/2012 - As the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress begins, millions of Americans are looking to the elected members of the 113th Congress to fix a host of problems ailing the country. The economy and job creation aside, one of the most pressing issues is reining in out-of-control federal bureaucracies....|
|11/5/2012 - The surveillance society continues to grow unabated, as the city of Baltimore becomes the latest governmental entity to trample civil rights in the name of "public safety."
According to the Baltimore Sun, city officials have now authorized the recording of private conversations on public buses "to...|
|9/11/2012 - Surveillance is coming at us from all angles. Chips, drones, TSA checkpoints, smart meters, back-doored electronic products, video cameras, spying home appliances; our phone calls and emails and keystrokes and product purchases are recorded.
The government and its allied corporations will know whatever...|
|8/11/2012 - Statists and post-constitutionalists have a new ally: technology.
The total surveillance police state has finally arrived - in New York City, at least - following a marriage between NYC officials and Microsoft.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, have unveiled a massive...|
|7/17/2012 - If you need any measure of just how statist and paranoid our Leviathan government has become, look no further than recent revelations that one of its own agencies has been caught spying on some of its own employees, just because they had differences of opinion regarding its operation.
The New York...|
|7/14/2012 - As the police state Leviathan grows ever larger, its tentacles are extending further into the privacy of millions of Americans, aided in large part by technology that enhances our lives at the same time it is being used to dismantle our civil liberties.
The latest disturbing example of this trend...|
|2/9/2012 - It's the most benign thing in the world. In fact, it's a concept whose time has come and it will only help protect us and keep us safe. Naturally, there's nothing to worry about because there won't be any abuse of the technology. After all, spy drones are already being used around the U.S.; what's the...|
|11/3/2011 - As part of a federally funded project, public street lights will soon have the ability to record conversations, broadcast government warnings, advertise just about anything, and possibly even x-ray bodies for concealed weapons, just like the highly controversial TSA scanners. The street light surveillance...|
|10/9/2011 - Examples of government-sponsored terrorism against innocent Americans continue to pour in to NaturalNews, and no case better demonstrates it than the Rawesome Foods raid and the ongoing persecution of its organizers. In court proceedings last Thursday, LA County prosecutor Kelly Sakir turned over 1,097...|
|9/28/2011 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which has been comprehensively exposed as a vaccine propaganda organization promoting the interests of drug companies, is now engaged in a household surveillance program that involves calling U.S. households and intimidating parents into producing child immunization...|
|3/6/2011 - Newly-released documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) reveal that the US Depart of Homeland Security has been working on plans to roll out a new wave of mobile surveillance technologies at train stations, stadiums and streets. These new technologies will track your eye...|
|4/30/2008 - A new measure, if it becomes law, will result in more government surveillance of innocent Americans without warrants, according to Congressman Ron Paul in his weekly column "Texas Straight Talk". Last month, the House amended the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to expand the government's...|
|8/18/2006 - Arguably the most controversial of the post-Sept. 11 antiterrorist measures was President Bush's NSA-run "Terrorist Surveillance Program," which has been under fire as "warrantless surveillance" ever since its December 2005 exposure by the New York Times. U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor Thursday...|
|8/1/2006 - In an effort to improve the tracking of avian influenza, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $5 million in support for a new initiative that will monitor wild bird populations for the disease around the globe, according to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation...|
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|1/19/2006 - The following is the full text of a speech given by Al Gore at Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 16, 2006. We feature it here due to its importance in explaining exactly why recent actions by President Bush are a grave threat to freedom. Bush's actions can only be described as a "war...|
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