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Despite Outcry, NSA Spy Program Will Continue

This weekend Edward Snowden, a low-level employee who worked for a major defense contractor, came out to the press and acknowledged that he was the source of the leaks behind the National Security Administration's controversial spy program. The negative reaction to these revelations of the past week have been swift and strong from average Americans, some elected officials, and tech companies who have been named as participants in the NSA's data gathering scheme.

06/10/2013
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Unshackling Cellphones: Freeing Digital Consumers from Government Regulation

Everyone should have the right to unlock their legally owned phones in the Digital–Age yet  government policy once again is unnecessarily limiting consumer choice. In 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which outlawed the sale or creation of software for circumventing anti-piracy locks on digital devices, even if they comply with copyright law.

06/10/2013
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The NSA and Fourth Amendment: Reliving 1984

The National Security Agency (NSA) used a top secret court order to collect telephone records on millions of Americans without their consent. The order demanded Verizon to provide records on an "ongoing, daily basis" to the federal government on calls both within the United States and between the United States and other countries.

06/07/2013
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The American People Deserve Answers on Massive NSA Phone Data Scandal

By now you've been alerted to news of another scandal breaking in the Obama Administration.  The National Security Agency has been collecting the metadata of Verizon customers in the USA and abroad since April of this year. Glenn Greenwald The Guardian broke the story on June 5th propelling the twitter hashtag NSA to trend: 

06/07/2013
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National Insecurity

This morning we learned that the National Security Administration (NSA) has been collecting the phone records of every domestic Verizon customer since at least late April of this year. Under the auspices of "national security" the Obama Administration has been monitoring "meta-data" from Verizon customers. This includes who you're calling, where you're calling from and how long those calls last.

06/06/2013
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Lindsey Graham vs. the Constitution

What is going on with Republican (?) Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina? He’s never been the most conservative of conservatives but, this week, he’s managed to tell us just how unimportant he finds the Constitution not once, but twice. Apparently, in Lindsey Graham’s world, the First and Fourth amendments are disposable. 

06/06/2013
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The FreedomCast - Episode 45 - NSA Collecting Phone Data and Your Privacy with Andrew Grossman

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, legal scholar for the Heritage foundation and litigator, Andrew Grossman joins me to discuss the latest on the NSA phone data scandal, your rights in an increasingly technological world and why “Orwellian” seems to be the new buzzword. Related links:   

06/06/2013
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Letter in Support of the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act of 2013

Dear FreedomWorks member,  As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 1037, the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act of 2013. Introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the bill would extend Fourth Amendment guarantees to electronic communications. The Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act is needed to protect against the violations of our Fourth Amendment rights online.

06/03/2013
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Tell Your Representatives to Allow Cell Phone Unlocking!

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 1892, the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013. Introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), this bill would simply allow consumers to bypass digital manufacturer locks on devices that they already legally own.

05/31/2013
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Texas Bringing Freedom to Your Email

The state of Texas is becoming the standard for freedom in America. Already attracting thousands of new employers for its pro-business stance and hundreds of thousands of new residents for its pro-individual policies, now the Lone Star State wants to revolutionize online freedom.

05/30/2013

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