Drones have become so popular that even telecom giants are getting in on the act. Will these be used to pry into people’s private lives even more and for what purpose would such information be used?
The CIA has always been above the law. As long as it violated the rights of other countries or peoples, it was business as usual. It has now reached into spying on Senators' work as well. With the agency be reined in? Perish the thought. America is truly a police state; in fact it has gone beyond that. It is a fascist state.
The New York Police Department claims it has ended its mass surveillance of Muslims in New York State. Is this true? Have they disbanded all their illegal activities or is it just an attempt to deflect criticism from civil rights groups that have exposed NYPD wrongdoing causing embarrassment to the US abroad where US officials never tire of lecturing others about human rights?
The CIA has always been a rogue outfit. It has now emerged that it has even been spying on the US Senate Intelligence Committee, the body that overseas CIA's work. Nobody is safe from its tentacles. Perhaps, Obama should check how many bugs does the CIA have in his bedroom.
Edward Snowden’s explosive revelations have put the US intelligence agencies on the spot. The American people are beginning to wake up to the police state in which they are living and want an end to this state of affairs.
America is becoming a militarized police state with increased surveillance and repressive laws imposed on people.
The British internal intelligence agency is openly spying on Muslims and forcibly recruiting Muslims to spy on fellow Muslims my blackmailing them.
The Internet can be used as well as abused so Muslims have to be wary of how they approach it.
The NYPD has a track record of excessive surveillance of ethnic and racial minorities, including blacks, Hispanics and Muslims.
The real oligarchic nature of democratic polities and societies, and the fact that “freedom” is actually a cover for the untrammelled exercise of power by the strong in society, are subjects that I have written about before in this column and elsewhere.
The US and Britain are engaged in aggressive and illegal technology-based spying, which enables them - among other things - to monitor telephone communications anywhere in the world.