Archive for the ‘FBI’ Category

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Antiwar.com, a news organization featuring overseas war coverage and anti-war opinion news, discovered over the weekend they have been an FBI surveillance target after a blogger sent them a redacted PDF file in the course of a Freedom of Information Act or FOIA document request for research.

We interviewed Jason Ditz, news editor at Antiwar.com, for details on recent events.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION:

FOIA shows Bush admin. spied on Antiwar.com

LIFE  IMITATES  ART: Fictionalized representation of US IDENT badge
depicted in Richard Kelley’s film Southland Tales



c/o EFF’s Jennifer Lynch


“This week, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and several other organizations released documents from a FOIA lawsuit that expose the concerted efforts of the FBI and DHS to build a massive database of personal and biometric information. This database, called “Next Generation Identification” (NGI), has been in the works for several years now. However, the documents CCR posted show for the first time how FBI has taken advantage of the DHS Secure Communities program and both DHS and the State Department’s civil biometric data collection programs to build out this $1 billion database.” 


:::MORE HERE:::


RELATED: 

DIY GOVERNMENT
PETITION: Tell Congress, Put a stop to FBI abuses and let Mueller’s term expire 

FORBES c/o Amy Ferrer @BORDC

@FreedomsPhoenix  c/o Charleston Gazette

The FBI plans to increase the size of the Clarksburg complex significantly with the opening of a new 350,000-square-foot Biometric Technology Center in 2014, Morris said. The FBI plans to share the facility with the U.S. Department of Defense.

BTC –  There are quite a few really good action alerts worth working on if you’re active.  Here are link to a few I believe will make a difference.

*Stand with BORDC to challenge FBI abuses

*Join the Healthcare Privacy Debate 2.0 @The Economist…
Weigh in your views on privacy and healthcare handling of your records.

*DOWNSIZE TSA: KEEP WORKING TOWARDS “DON’T TOUCH MY JUNK!”

*Celebrate Bill of Rights Day –  Sunday, December 5th

*Go check out films featured at this years Artivist Film Festival
   Our pick : “Hempsters” 
    ~A BIG HEART GOES OUT FOR MR. WILLIE NELSON

This week on Waking Up Orwell….

**** KPDO PREMIERE DELAYED***
The station, in an ambitious 4 day effort to install a new programming board and equipment, is still in its testing stages and was automated through the broadcast scheduled for 9/29/2010.

This gives us an additional week to upgrade graphics, develop the website and come up with ways to promote the show.

” 22nd Century” music by Kelis, from the Fleshtone album

THIS WEEKS NEWS: This about sums the national state of affairs pertaining to civil liberty this week.

“A bad weekend for civil liberties”

DIY Government

This weeks bid for sanity is to add your public comments about the Dept. Homeland Security’s request to for exemption from legal conditions set by the ECPA or Electronic Privacy Act of 1974 to monitor e-mail, phone calls, and anything else that creates a record from an electronic pulse.

*Big Thanks to Lady Axxiom for throwing this out there.

PUBLIC COMMENT DETAILS HERE:
http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/09/10/2010-22639/privacy-act-of-1974-implementation-of-exemptions-department-of-homeland-securityall031-information

GUESTS:

  • Public Knowledge about ECPA, COICA and a return to the days of the “clipper chip” with special guest, Art Brodsky.
  • Jessica Sundin for the Minnesota Anti-war Committee tells us what it’s like when the FBI raids you when they HAVE a warrent. More news about “improper” FBI conduct. 

BTC – Special thanks to Amy Ferrer @ BORDC.

Here’s second life for news that matters:

Inspector General Criticism Doesn’t Faze FBI Raids on Midwestern Anti-war Activists

On Writing, Funding, and Distributing Software to Activists Against Authoritarian Regimes

FBI Launching Mass Raids of Antiwar Activists’ Homes

“Don’t F*** With Our Activists” 

The Obama administration’s war on privacy

Feds: Privacy Does Not Exist in ‘Public Places’

How the Chinese surveill their activists

ACLU seeks privacy records from secretive state police “fusion center”

A Reminder for the F.B.I.

Killings of Journalists Lead to News Blackouts in Mexico

NSA chief envisions ‘secure zone’ on Internet to guard against attacks