The domestic spying programs of the government are pretty well known by now – wiretapping, intercepting phone calls, data tracking. But there are some other spying operations happening that you probably aren’t aware of.
Utah lawmakers are considering a bill that would severely hinder the National Security Agency’s ability to work at its massive data center in the Beehive State. The legislation directs municipalities like Bluffdale, where the NSA’s building is located, to “refuse support to any federal agency which collects electronic data within this state.” RT’s Lindsay France takes a closer look at the bill and how it would affect the secretive spy agency.
The controversy around the NSA spying program is continuing to grow as new documents are coming to light. When NSA director, General Keith Alexander spoke before a security conference in Las Vegas, he faced hostility from the crowd
Automated license plate readers are quickly spreading across the US, with nearly 70 percent of US police departments using the systems. Los Angeles in particular is a heavy user, adding three million scans to a shared database every week, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Activists fear information repositories such as these add to the possibility of abuse and the erosion of civil liberties. RT’s Lindsay France is in Los Angeles and takes a look at the debate.
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I love the names the controllers come up with for new unneeded agencies. And, don’t worry about these guys having all your credit card info . . . after all they get their funding directly from the trusty Federal Reserve. . . EDITOR
A US District Court judge ruled that the National Security Agency’s spy program is likely unconstitutional and that the plaintiffs have standing to challenge the NSA on Monday . . . From description published with video.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, an international lawyer, about new revelations by American whistleblower Edward Snowden showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been spying on OPEC.
The Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill called the FISA Improvement Act on Thursday. Committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called the reforms “prudent, responsible and meaningful,” but critics say the bill actually gives the National Security Agency more legal protections to continue its bulk data collection. . . From Description published with video.