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Thoughts from Maharrey Head #44: Big Brother and the Effects of the Surveillance State

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I share a personal story that demonstrates the very real impact of the surveillance state on everyday behavior. Since the Edward Snowden revelations, Americans have become much more aware of the ever-growing surveillance state. But they don’t really seem to care. Many […]

The Federal Government Fails to Stop Federal Government Spying…Again

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Federal courts once again failed to protect Americans from ubiquitous NSA spying. On Friday, US District Judge T.S. Ellis III dismissed a suit against the NSA brought by the ACLU on behalf of Wikimedia, the parent company that publishes Wikipedia. The judge held the company lacks standing to sue because it cannot definitively prove the […]

Maharrey Testifies Before Alaska Senate Committee on Bill to Take On NSA Spying

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Following is my testimony before the Alaska Senate Community and Regional Affairs Committee in support of SB13, a bill that would would ban “material support or resources” to the NSA. Last year, the Alaska Senate passed a powerful resolution condemning NSA spying and proclaiming that the Alaska State Legislature “will not assist the federal government […]