Last year Yahoo secretly developed a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails at the demand of a U.S. government security agency. The software was programmed to search for specific information that was provided to Yahoo by U.S. intelligence officials.
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul sued the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over rules on how Americans abroad are taxed and what foreign banks must disclose on U.S. citizens who are customer. MORE
Many Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio supporters have been left stunned by the two Republican’s support of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), also called Obamatrade, and its massive expansion of Obama’s executive authority and the authority of foreign bodies over the data of U.S. citizens. Rubio even channeled Nancy Pelosi’s comments on Obamacare with himself saying that the Obamatrade bill had to first be passed in order for us to know what is in it. Rand Paul was quick to respond by saying, “We should read legislation before we vote on it.” MORE
Senator Rand Paul said Saturday it “boggles the mind” that the Obama administration has not released the text of the trade deal it’s pushing, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or as some are calling it, Obamatrade. MORE
Fresh from his marathon filibuster of the proposed extension to the so-called Patriot Act which allows government snooping on phone calls and other phone use of U.S. citizens, Senator Rand Paul slammed President Obama this morning, accusing him of being deceitful over the issue. READ
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is losing its authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session. MORE
Edward Snowden conducted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Thursday afternoon. The ex-spy spoke about reforms to the National Security Agency and Rand Paul’s filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal. MORE
After promising to filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul stood up on the senate floor Wednesday afternoon to oppose warrantless mass surveillance carried out by the National Security Agency under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. See some video of his filibuster. MORE.