Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Vanishing Fourth Amendment In The Post‑Constitutional Age

The Nation offers a survey article on the many ways the Fourth Amendment, the source of Americans' privacy rights, has been eviscerated in the post‑9/11 era, to the point at which practically none of the privacy rights we had in our youth are, in actual practice, protected today.

How does all this surveillance/dragnet/poking into private records work? Well, we don't know, because the mofos who do it won't tell us. Put simply, your secrets acquired by your government are available to them, but they're, ah... secret... from you. Got that?


(H/T Enfant, in comments.)

8 comments:

  1. http://content-mcdn.imerisia.gr/filesystem/images/20140628/engine/imerisia_LARGE_t_1061_43781495_type12128.jpg
    Greenpeace: “Illegal Espionage by the NSA”.

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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  2. The 41 metres balloon tour lasted one hour.

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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    1. Enfant, I wonder what possible justification there is for NSA to own such a blimp. We used to have two similar blimps stored outside Houston, belonging to Goodyear and occasionally deployed over football stadiums to view pro games, but then they started building all the professional stadiums with roofs...

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    2. But this one belongs to Greenpeace

      L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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    3. What a laugh... a "false flag" operation pulled on the supposed master of fals flag operations! Somebody in Greenpeace probably went to jail for it, but I don't think that bothers them very much... :-)

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  3. Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process
    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/07/23/parallel-construction-unconstitutional-nsa-searches-deny-due-process/

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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  4. My comment awaiting moderation cancelled?

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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    1. Enfant, the two comments above just appeared in my "Awaiting Moderation" box... ON AUG. 1. Sorry I can't read comments before they arrive. :-)

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