The Fifth Estate is more like a documentary — without the context or the strict adherence to documentable facts — than it is an dramatization.
The National Security Agency is collecting over 250 million e-mail address books and instant-messaging contact lists a year, many from Americans.
The federal government is awarding multi-million dollar grants to local governments to help them purchase high-tech surveillance equipment.
Opening of the highly controversial National Security Agency (NSA) data center in Utah has been delayed after major electrical problems at the facility led to a series of explosions and fires, according to news reports. Official documents suggest there have been at least ten power surges over the last year, each one costing taxpayers up to $100,000. Still, the problems are apparently not even properly understood yet, let alone close to being fixed.
The National Security Agency is working on campuses nationwide to recruit the next generation of agents.
Think state and local law enforcement aren’t watching you with high-tech federally-owned drones? Think again. Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that Customs and Border Patrol revealed that it regularly loans its fleets of Predator drones to the military and law enforcement.
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander admitted that the Obama administration has been using misleading statistics to convince Americans that the NSA has successfully foiled numerous terrorist plots.
The Tenth Amendment Center has introduced model legislation designed to help states cut off critical infrastructure from the federal government — in particular from the NSA.
In an interview with Dr. Duke Pesta, the Heartland Institute's Joy Pullmann outlined the link between the “Common Core” nationalization of schooling, the federally funded tests that go with the standards, and the vast data-gathering apparatus being erected.