Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 3:09am
According to Naomi Wolf, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed a request for documentation records about government surveillance of the Occupy Movement. Read below the fold...
Submitted by danps on Sat, 09/05/2009 - 5:45am
Submitted by cg.eye on Sun, 04/19/2009 - 2:26pm
Missing media critique not so missing anymore. From, yes, the AP (looked for other sources, to no avail):
WASHINGTON — Despite a pledge to open government, the Obama administration has endorsed a Bush-era decision to keep secret key details of an FBI computer database that allows agents and analysts to search a billion documents with a wealth of personal information about Americans and foreigners.
President Barack Obama's Justice Department quietly told a federal court in Washington last week that it would not second-guess the previous administration's decisions to withhold some information about the bureau's Investigative Data Warehouse. Read below the fold...
Submitted by bringiton on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 10:14am
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 6:50pm
Influential Democrat asks Obama to keep spy chiefs
The comments in Wednesday's Congress Daily by U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, a Texas Democrat, run counter to the views of his likely Senate counterpart, who has called for a new team.
Reyes said he had recommended to Obama's transition team that CIA Director Michael Hayden and Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell be kept in place for at least six months. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 11/25/2008 - 6:17pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 5:39pm
AT&T is funding a group run by some of the nation's top privacy experts that aims to influence policy in the Obama administration and develop best practices on privacy for businesses.
Called Future of Privacy, the organization will be announced Wednesday. Its Web site, www.futureofprivacy.org, is set to go live Monday.
One of the group's co-founders, Jules Polonetsky, said he left his job as chief privacy officer at AOL to run Future of Privacy. He also had worked at DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google last year.
At&T? Doubleclick? Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 7:26pm
All this talk about how Obama will have to give up doing anything for ordinary people because of the budget crisis got me to thinking, what should we cut? Then I remembered this old post: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:58am
And if they do, I'm sure the Democrats would never grant them retroactive immunity for them anyhow. Sure, Bush, Reid, Pelosi, and Obama did just that for the telcos with FISA [cough] reform, but the two situations are completely different. For some reason. But isn't technology swell? The great Walter Pincus: Read below the fold...
Submitted by twandx on Mon, 07/14/2008 - 6:53am
The recent kafuffle over The Rev. Jesse’s “hot mic” revelations referring to BO’s nuts, caused us to recall the yesteryears when Blacks criticized other blacks by calling them Oreos [black on the outside, white on the inside].
The definition now may be of a different cookie altogether as black, white and colors in between Obmacons begin to look askance at the man they thought was the second coming; the man who promised, “change we can believe in”.
With most of the media and blogisphere going along, they toiled in his vineyards and harassed anyone who dared to say they were for Edwards or Clinton or any of the others. Despite the huge support for Hillary, the DNC illegally finagled MI and FL into a delegate plurality for BO. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 07/08/2008 - 10:39pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 11:19am
FISA: A Time To Sit In At Obama's Campaign Offices?
Many activists involved with the struggle to preserve our 4th Amendment rights and oppose the latest revisions to FISA were deeply disappointed by the substance of Obama's response, which contained a whole series of misleading arguments, as Glenn Greenwald documented here.
While some were ecstatic that Obama listened at all, others had a higher standard, and found the disingenuous arguments to be insulting to their intelligence, particularly given how fundamental the issues are, and how clearly Senator Obama had previously stated his intention to filibuster if telco immunity was part of the deal. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 7:20am
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 06/21/2008 - 10:49pm
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 06/21/2008 - 8:44am
Greetings, Class of June, 2008!
One of the ironist's bitter pleasures during these past several years has been watching the rats jump from Bush's stinking ship at precisely the most expedient times (that is, after some great and irrevocable damage has been wrought upon our nation).
With the shocking news (brace yourselves, folks) that Barack Obama is not at all a New-Politics Progressive Savior, we're seeing some fellow Dems in the throes of buyer's remorse.
Reading this DailyKos thread, I don't know precisely how to feel. Read below the fold...