The Illusion of Security

What we have... is a bureaucratic illusion of safety. James Bovard, in an op-ed column last year in USA Today, called it “security theater” — a “routine that is far more effective at subjugating Americans than protecting them.”

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Does Your Local Government Have a “Black Budget” Too?

Matthew Cagle Blog of Rights / ACLU https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-technology-and-liberty-criminal-law-reform/does-your-local-government-have As we learn more about the US intelligence community’s top secret, multi-billion dollar “Black budget” and how the NSA pays technology companies to comply with the Prism spying program, another mostly unnoticed pipeline moves billions of federal surveillance dollars from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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