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Davos’ Damndest Delusion: FBI As Good Guys?

Libertarian Institute, January 24, 2023 Davos’ Damndest Delusion: FBI As Good Guys? by James Bovard You can judge an audience by how much bullshit they accept from the podium. By that standard, the World Economic Forum attendees in Davos, Switzerland last week were either depraved or craven. Why else would FBI chief Christopher Wray not […]

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Thumping TSA Surveillance on Houston Radio

KTRH Local Houston and Texas News TSA to Expand Facial Recognition Program in 2023 By Nik Rajkovic Dec 13, 2022 Privacy advocates are sounding the alarm over the Transportation Security Administration‘s plan to take its facial recognition program nationwide. The program already is being used at DFW and 15 other airports. “This could be a […]

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Will TSA Steal Your Face?

Libertarian Institute, December 11, 2022 Will TSA Steal Your Face? by James Bovard The Transportation Security Administration is running a pilot program in which travelers stand in photo kiosks that compare their face with a federal database of photos from passport applications, drivers’ licenses and other sources. TSA promises that its new airport regime, which […]

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New York Post: Smile for TSA’s Latest Boondoggle

New York Post, December 8, 2022 Smile! TSA has yet another boondoggle to make traveling more painful By James Bovard Why would any law-abiding American balk at permitting the feds to vacuum up his biometric data at the airport? The Transportation Security Administration is running a pilot program in which travelers stand in photo kiosks […]

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Biden’s Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy

American Institute for Economic Research, September 22, 2021 Biden’s Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy James Bovard The Biden administration is seeking to compel banks to report to the IRS any bank account with more than $600 in transactions per year. This proposal is a linchpin of Biden’s American Families Plan, and will supposedly help generate […]

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NSA Vs Tucker Carlson Is An Alarm Bell For All Americans

BOVARD: Why NSA Vs Tucker Carlson Is An Alarm Bell For All Americans James Bovard Contributor July 17, 2021 1:18 PM ET Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s charge that the National Security Agency illegally spied on him and leaked his emails is enraging prominent liberals. Carlson sought “to sow distrust [of the NSA], which is […]

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Sham Surveillance Safeguards vs. Tucker Carlson

American Conservative, July 2, 2021 Sham Surveillance Safeguards vs. Tucker Carlson Those quick to dismiss the TV host’s concerns that he is being spied on by the NSA should consider the sordid history of illicit surveillance. by James Bovard (g0d4ather/Shutterstock) Fox News host Tucker Carlson was mocked on social media this week for stating that […]

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