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Posts tagged as “Privacy”

Thomas Knapp: Some Animals are More Equal Than Others When it Comes to ‘Privacy’

On May 9, The Hill reports, the US Senate passed — with unanimous consent! — a bill to “formally allow the Supreme Court of the United States Police to provide around-the-clock protection to [the justices’] family members, in line with the security some executive and congressional officials get.”… Read more ...

Thomas Knapp: Politicians Cynically Exploit Child Sex Victims in Attack on Your Rights

On February 10, the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee advanced the EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act, setting it up for possible adoption as a free-standing bill or, more likely, as a last-minute sneak amendment to one of Congress’s periodic so-called “must pass” legislative packages.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: Think your emails are private? Think again

Bob Barr at the Daily Caller:

Ask the average citizen if he thinks his emails and Facebook messages to friends and family members are protected from government snooping, and he’d likely answer, “Sure, the government would have to obtain a warrant before it could go snooping into my personal communications, the same as it must have a good reason to open my physical mail, right?”… Read more ...