Archive for April 3rd, 2014

BORDC News Digest for 04/03/14

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm by

Current News

4/3, Kathryn Watson, Virginia Bureau, Advocate: Police bypass Fourth Amendment with license plate readers

4/3, Caitlin Hendee, Denver Business Journal, Colorado hunters won’t be allowed to point guns at drones

4/2, Andrew Napolitano, Washington Times, NAPOLITANO: What if secrecy, NSA trump the Constitution?

4/2, Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian, CIA torture report to remain largely secret despite declassification vote

4/2, Daniel Gallington, World Report, What’s Behind the NSA Battle

3/31, Bradley Klapper, ABC News, Senate Report: Torture Didn’t Lead to Bin Laden

3/31, Radley Balko, The Washington Post, The drug war exception to the Fourth Amendment

Outside of borders, outside of privacy safeguards

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:02 am by

nsaPresident Obama’s proposal to reform the National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection program took a step in the right direction. But a closer look reveals that these reforms would still leaves privacy rights vulnerable–especially for citizens living abroad. Even if Obama’s reforms are fully implemented, there are still loopholes, backdoors and exemptions that the NSA can use to spy on the American people.