Americans around my age and younger have never really known a world without the Patriot Act's influence.
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Hurry! Break the glass and pull the alarm! Tear the acrylic dome off the Batphone—WAIT! Better yet, alight the Bat Signal! Stop the presses! Get the commissioner on the line! Dial 911! Dial 911 again, hang up, then call the police precinct directly, so that they know that This. Is. An. EMERGENCY. What’s the matter, you ask? Oh, nothing serious. Just our First Amendment is under assault! The freedom of the press—the superius value in our chorus of verbal liberties—is in danger of being forever silenced. Muted. Shtummed. Squelched. Mouth sewed shut like Wade Wilson. We must act now, or we’ll surely lose the unencumbered freedom to write, publish, print, report, and hold power to account via grandiloquence. Well… what are you waiting for, intrepid muckrakers of the...
A key piece of law that the NSA uses to justify mass collection of Americans' internet communications is set to expire. Reformers see a chance to restore Constitutional boundaries on Big Brother, but instead the government is pushing even more license to snoop on you.
Tuesday’s report that internet giant Yahoo had collaborated with the NSA to scan every email coming in to its millions of users roiled the online community.
It has been three years since Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency for engaging in bulk surveillance on American citizens, and since that time the debate over privacy, data security, encryption and espionage has continued to rage fiercely.