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A bipartisan group of US Senators have introduced a bill that would overhaul the US Patriot Act and change the way that the National Security Administration (NSA) would collect and view metadata. Anya Parampil speaks with lawyer Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project about the proposed bill and what security advocates are looking to accomplish. Source. Tweet

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Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) joins Thom. All across America – law enforcement agencies are using a special technology to collect information from your cell phones. What is Stingray technology – how is it used – and why is everyone trying to keep it a secret? Source. Tweet

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The Intercept reports that the TSA, who is supposed to be looking after our transportation systems, has moved into theme parks looking for terrorists. Yes, the Transportation Security Administration’s embattled $900 million behavior detection program, called Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT, is not just used at airports. It’s also used at theme parks. TSA has trained security teams from SeaWorld, Disney World and Busch Gardens to use the same checklist of behavior indicators, which includes “wearing a disguise,” “whistling,” “exaggerated yawning” and “excessive laughter,” according to interviews and documents obtained by The […]

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There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics. Source. Tweet

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