Nov 182021
 
 November 18, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

An OpEd by former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman and former Senator Mark Udall writes, in part: The IRS, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies have been purchasing our personal data from data brokers, an unregulated industry that Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has termed “shady.” The Defense Intelligence Agency admitted to Wyden [Read More…]

Nov 072021
 
 November 7, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Sam Biddle reports: The Treasury Department has in recent months expanded its digital surveillance powers, contracts provided to The Intercept reveal, turning to the controversial firm Babel Street, whose critics say it helps federal investigators buy their way around the Fourth Amendment. Two contracts obtained via a Freedom of Information [Read More…]