Archive for the ‘Surveillance State’ Category

Who Needs Privacy?

Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:47 3 Comments

Here’s an old column from a Canadian, Robert J. Sawyer, who reflects on the glories of a world with no privacy – in the name of anti-terrorism and individual “security.” It’s a great example – and reminder – of post-September 11, 2001 lunacy. His idea: But imagine a permanently activated recorder: a small implant, say, [...]

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The Federal Cyber Grab

Friday, August 28, 2009 22:15 3 Comments

Our man in cyberliberty, Declan McCullagh, on the Rockefeller bill to get control of the Internet under the guise of a “national emergency.” Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. They’re not much [...]

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GovernmentSpeak

Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 4 Comments

The government used the crushing financial crisis to fund one of its most totalitarian programs ever – the system of health information spy networks – under the cloak of “efficiency.” The U.S. government on Thursday announced grants of almost $1.2 billion to help hospitals and health care providers implement and use electronic health records. Since [...]

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See the USSA in Your New Chevrolet!

Sunday, August 2, 2009 18:16 3 Comments

“Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed …..” Glenn Beck shows us exactly what happens when you go to the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ website. Beck interviews Jonah Goldberg, who is on the right side here, but Jonah, where were [...]

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The Highway Surveillance State

Sunday, August 2, 2009 17:34 No Comments

Here’s a good column about the government’s spy camera tyranny in Arizona. The columnist, Patrick Bedard, points out that the only goal of Arizona’s surveillance state is bringing in the dough. Insurance companies have been lobbying for the photo ticket program so it would add points to driving records, thereby giving insurance companies the opportunity [...]

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