Where are they? Constitution prohibits searches and seizures without a warrant. There is no exception. In collecting and storing private data of any citizen without a warrant, the NSA is clearly violating the U. Throughout history, there are numerous cases of abuses of power by government. The way to stop this is to reserve as much power as possible for the people. The government should exist as a servant of their people — not as their overlords.
As a citizen he paid for the information that he provided to the public. He paid with his taxes just like everyone else. We, the people, have a right to know what our government is up to, especially as it concerns us so intimately.
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This entire debacle is a travesty and some heads need to roll in the NSA and other agencies. Snowden is a Hero.
Why is anyone surprised or shocked? The intel community calls it the Wink-Wink Program. Are we there again? The podcast is at: warontherocks. Why no real debate on domestic spying. Reporters are going to soon realize their trusted sources for newsworthy stories have dried up because of the chilling effect spying has on normal political debate. Your e-mail question to your Dr.
Berners-Lee Urges Britons To Fight The Snooper's Charter, But For One UK Tech Company It's Too Late
Oh, an e-mail question to your family lawyer or CPA about figuring your cost basis in a capital gain transaction ie sale of house will generate an IRS audit. Just where has Congress been all these years? I know! They were groveling to Corporate America to get their campaign war chests filled.
Snowden is one in a million. Snowden put his future on the line because he is a true patriot, and no doubt sick of all the corruption that goes on in the Obama Administration. The method for making Government employees who betray their country and their oath of service is well known, widespread and clear. If applied to those who defied the People and the Constitution of the United States, we would need to make executioner a Civil Service position and they would be very busy for a long time. But to be convicted of treason, you must first have charges brought by the Administrations that promoted these outrages to begin with.
And that not only has not happened, it will not happen. They are our masters.
They are murdered. The court ruled that the legislation breached British people's rights by collecting internet activity and phone records and letting public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no suspicion of serious crime and no independent sign-off.
The latest legislation will have to be "urgently changed" as a result. The government has been given until November 1 this year to change the law. Liberty is challenging the latest Investigatory Powers Act in a separate case in the High Court to be heard later this year. In its judgment, the ECtHR acknowledged that "bulk interception is by definition untargeted"; that there was a "lack of oversight of the entire selection process", and that safeguards were not "sufficiently robust to provide adequate guarantees against abuse".
Rather, it provides lawyers currently challenging that law in the High Court with fresh ammunition. Liberty's Megan Goulding said: "The government's Investigatory Powers Act replicated and vastly expanded the powers we challenged in this case, and the protections for our rights remain entirely inadequate. Liberty is challenging that Act in the High Court - which has already ruled major parts of it unlawful and demanded ministers change it so it no longer violates our rights. Instead of continuing to fight this, the Government can and must give us a targeted system that protects our safety, our data security and our fundamental rights.
In particular, there needs to be much greater control over the search terms that the government is using to sift our communications.
Corey Stoughton, advocacy director at Liberty tweeted after the verdict: "The battle moves on now to [Liberty's] litigation challenging the current Snoopers Charter - the Investigatory Powers Act. Whilst the actual content of these communications is not stored, it is the associated metadata that is recorded. For intelligence agencies, this information can offer far more insight than the actual content of the communication. The Investigatory Powers Act was enacted in order to protect against terrorist attacks - and indeed, all crime - but the wide-reaching surveillance powers enshrined in this legislation has been likened by some to someone accessing your phone.
However, whilst we may have nothing to hide, we still have the right to a private life. Privacy may be a significant concern to people who are engaged in legal, but immoral activities, but all internet users should be concerned about the security of their data and safeguards against its misuse. Under the guise of counter-terrorism, the state has acquired totalitarian style surveillance powers and this is the most intrusive system of any democracy in history - Silkie Carlo.
Others have argued that internet companies, like Facebook and Google, already have access to much of this data. However, we consent to this access in exchange for free use of their services, through accepting their terms and conditions. Through automated or manual analysis of our online behaviour, the intelligence services will be able to predict potential terrorists plotting new attacks. This is going to lead to serious trouble. One of the key aspects of the Investigatory Powers Act is that internet connection records will be stored for a year.
Unlike browsing history, which records each webpage we have visited, the internet connection records are a history of each website visited. This record of online behaviour provides telling information of who the subject is and what they do. Repeated visits to the NHS website would indicate a person with medical concerns, whilst visiting a particular bank indicates where they keep their money.
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The details of the security requirements are mandated in the technical capability notices, which are all confidential. However, the recent hacks of TalkTalk and Yahoo , which saw millions of accounts leaked, highlighted failings within their network security. There have also been incidents where government laptops, containing highly sensitive information, have been lost.
A potential repository of all our personal communications and details, in any country, will naturally become a target for hackers. Using any kind of stored information in any context or country, criminals could be able to conduct increasingly personalised scams, targeting us based on our online habits.
Scammers already pose as major banks and large companies, such as BT and Microsoft. Access to internet connection records might enable criminals to perform increasingly targeted scams against individuals, using information such as their favourite online stores or which charities they support, in order to build trust and appear legitimate.