Increasingly, freedom watchdogs and civil liberties groups under watch in government harassment
Spying and Privacy articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Spying and Privacy section concerns how these two issues impact freedom of speech and democracy in general. The modern technology we rely on has complicated the struggle to protect citizens from government overreach, especially following increased concerns of surveillance of domestic communications. Also see our entire section on Election Technology or our articles on Technology Dissidents like Eric Snowden and Julian Assange.
Privacy and web freedom activists enraged as CISPA bill limiting internet passes US House
Highly controversial Wikileaks Julian Assange could win election in home country Australia
Controversial figure Julian Assange running with allies in Wikileaks running candidates in Australia elections
The phrase that continuously runs through my mind about the Bradley Manning Case is ‘To be silent is to be complicit’: Dr. Margaret Flowers
Calls for hacker law reforms follow unfortunate death of young Aaron Swartz remembered by Congress for creating web’s RSS while only 13 years old and has campaigning for web freedoms
NDAA resigned by Obama ‘with concerns’; does not mention indefinite detainment of American citizens. Wait a second…
Protest to protect citizen’s digital rights activism has gone global, with many success stories
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has been spying on ‘anarchist’ groups in Occupy
Patriot Act openly disregarded fundamental rights in the Constitution and sought to alter what is “reasonable” search and seizure.