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Some Things Are Scarier Than Terrorism

Some Things Are Scarier Than Terrorism

The news that the NSA is monitoring pretty much every phone call in America, and accessing our electronic communications as well, is scary stuff. There may be no more certain evidence of how disconcerting the American public is finding these revelations than the fact that George Orwell’s classic novel about a future, dystopian surveillance state

Irony: Sales Of Orwell's 1984 Up 68% In The Midst Of NSA, IRS Scandals

Part of it is no doubt because the book’s 64th anniversary took place on June 8th, but it’s hard not to see a new interest in Orwell’s tale of a dystopian future in which “Big Brother” watches everything you do resulting from recent scandals in our federal government. According to Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list,

NSA Whistleblower: We're Just Seeing The Tip Of The Ice Berg

According to the NSA whistleblower, we haven’t seen anything yet when it comes to the US government spying on its own citizens. What’s more, Bush administration claims that only communications between Americans and suspected terrorists abroad were being targeted is looking to be pretty bogus: The National Security Agency’s collection of phone data from all

“Can You Trust This Administration With Your Phone Records?”

The headline is the question Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) asked on Face the Nation this morning, but I think that’s the wrong question to ask. It’s not whether or not we trust the Obama administration to monitor our phone calls and read our emails. It’s whether or not we can trust any administration, or the

Federal Government Considering Plan For "Free" National WiFi Access

This is a little scary: “The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission has rattled the $178 billion wireless