Tag Archives: SURVEILLANCE STATE

Oakland Finally Advances Measure To Rein In Stasi-Style Surveillance

Residents in Oakland, California have been attempting to reclaim their city from unwarranted spying by police for years, and the local bureaucracy is not helping. The City took its surveillance operations to a new level during the height of the Occupy Wall-Street Movement in 2013, when police proposed to use $2 million in federal grant money to expand a surveillance ...

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Only Two Percent Of Surveillance Requests Denied By Secret Spy Court

Proving that the U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court is nothing more than a rubber stamp for the government’s spying apparatus, a report has revealed the secretive court denied only about two percent of surveillance requests last year. According to the annual report, it received 1,752 applications for surveillance in 2016, partially denying only 26 of the requests and only denying nine of ...

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