privacy

Sens. Paul, Coons Urge SCOTUS to Back Smartphone Privacy

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dem. Chris Coons (DE) urged the Supreme Court to support the constitutional right to privacy in two cases involving searches without warrants of smartphones.

Berkeley Stands With Rand

If Republicans want to win they need to build a new 21st century coalition and Rand Paul’s message that conservatives are leading the fight for the constitutionally protected rights freedom of speech and privacy is a great place to start.

Rand Paul Is Right About Building GOP

Michael Reagan, NewsMax

Paul he understands that to win, Republicans are going to have to reach out to independents and others who may have previously held negative views of the party.

Are Conservatives AWOL In Biggest Privacy Fight?

There is no longer a wall between the private sector and government surveillance. Yet, conservative and liberty minded elected officials and organizations appear to be AWOL in the fight to ensure Google does not seal key documents in a lawsuit against its practice of scanning email sent through its Gmail system.

OCare Data Hub Ignores Your Privacy

Tom Howell Jr., Washington Times

Repubs said they doubt the data hub at the center of Obamacare either will be ready on time or be secure enough to protect Americans’ privacy.

McConnell: OCare Ignores Privacy

Guy Benson, Townhall

McConnell says Obamacare exchanges will expose private data and must be delayed. Why isn't he doing more to stop it?

Amash Will Win Civil Liberties War

Nick Gillespie, Reason

Amash's effort will win the longer struggle. It proceeds from deep-seated principle, not lip-service politics.

Email Privacy Bill on Tap in Sen.

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

Sen. Judiciary Comm. is pushing to fast-track a bill that'd require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails.

Amash Fighting Big Brother NSA

Rep. Justin Amash’s principled stand for liberty and privacy is in stark contrast to the House Republican leadership who have largely ignored the illegal and unconstitutional acts of the Obama security apparatus in favor of a “security at any cost” attitude toward the NSA's domestic surveillance program.

IRS: Yep, We Messed Up Badly

Dave Boyer and Ben Wolfgang, Washington Times

Treasury admitted that confidential candidate and donor records were improperly scrutinized. Why won’t DOJ prosecute?

More Snowden Leaks?

Arthur Bright, Christian Science Monitor

Snowden has "thousands of documents" that are "basically the manual for how the NSA is built."

Snowden: Microsoft Plotted W/ NSA, FBI

Reuters Staff

Per a Snowden-leaked document and Guardian report, Microsoft lied about not helping the NSA get citizens' info.

IRS Privacy Breach: SSN's Exposed

Allie Bidwell, US News and World Report

The data breach involved nonprofit political groups. Over 2,300 SSN’s were posted.

Snowden's Dad: Leaks Protected by Constitution

Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times

The NSA leaker’s dad is angered over his son's disclosures while also disillusioned with government.

Putin to Snowden: Stop Hurting U.S.

Josh Peterson, Daily Caller

“I know that this kind of statement sounds strange from me,” Putin said. No kidding.

We Should Not Support Politicians Who Call Upholding The Constitution A Criminal Act

All of this talk of criminality and sending Snowden to prison – or worse – presupposes that what Snowden did was contrary to the law and to his oath as a government employee. What if it is the government itself that is the law-breaker, by violating the Constitution (the law that governs government) and Edward Snowden is merely supplying the corrective action necessary to bring the government back inside its proper constitutional bounds?

Paul And Mulvaney: Government Must Err On The Side Of Privacy

We agree with Senator Rand Paul and Representative Mick Mulvaney and urge www.conservativehq.com readers to contact their Representative and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to urge them to back efforts to enact strict, specific language in law that explicitly prevents the government from overreaching in matters of electronic surveillance in the guise of protecting national security -- such as Senator Paul's “Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013."

Price of the Surveillance State

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Too many things are happening that are making a lot of us feel a new distance from our country.

Why We Should Oppose Surveillance

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

Law abiding citizens often have no problem with snooping, but there’re reasons why we should.

Rand Paul’s Tough NSA Moment

Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, Politico

Paul consistently stands for the Constitution, but also wants to find common ground with hawks.