Tag: National Security Agency


Operation Hemisphere: the White House's secret program to spy on citizens in the name of drug prevention

The New York Times revealed on September 1 that the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)  — the same folks who brought us ads about marijuana users eating their own fists and other reefer madness messages — has secretly run a program that provides vast access to phone data records spanning a 26 year period. The program offers

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Why We're Suing the NSA

Dear SSDP Members, Last week, SSDP joined 18 other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against the NSA seeking to stop its surveillance of telephone and Internet communications of Verizon customers. You can read about the lawsuit here, and read the complaint filed against the government here. SDP joined this lawsuit because this kind of surveillance directly harms our ability to

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