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Donald Trump nominates Army General McMaster to head the NSA. Even several consistent critics of Donald Trump, including Republican Senator of Arizona, John McCain, have praised the nomination of General McMaster. With this support of McMaster from critics of President Trump, it seems likely that General McMaster's nomination will be confirmed.

#mcmaster #mcmasternsa #generalmcmasternsa

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Curious about the general attitudes of Americans in regards to their privacy? Pew Research has a lot of very interesting data about how Americans feel about the limitations of their privacy. Generally, Americans are concerned about government surveillance, but there is a lot of confusion and a general lack of confidence about what can be done about protecting their privacy.
#americanprivacy #personalprivacy #governmentsurveillance

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Edward Snowden has leaked a lot of key information regarding the policies and practices of the NSA. Check out this interesting list of things that Edward Snowden leaked about the NSA.

#snowden #edwardsnowden #snowdennsa #snowdenleaks

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President Truman established the NSA(National Security Agency) in 1952. Since that time, the NSA has changed into what it is today(obviously....). Check out this interesting timeline of key events in NSA history, which has shaped it into the organization that exists in 2017.

#nsa #nsaspying #nationalsecurityagency

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In 2013, Google and Facebook sued for the right to disclose government subpoena requests.

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The Department of Homeland Security was created as a response to the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security planted the seeds to secret federal programs to track phone and online communications.


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In 1988, the Privacy Act was amended to extend protections to automated computer matching.

As amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, the Privacy Act requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to:

Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs;
Obtain the relevant Data Integrity Boards' approval of the match agreements;
Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB;
Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and
Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying an individual's benefits or payments.

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In 1974, the Privacy Act became a United States federal law. The law establishes a Code of Fair Information Practice that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies.

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In 1967, Professor Alan Westin, of Columbia University, published "Privacy and Freedom". Then in 1972, he published "Databanks in a Free Society". These two publications were instrumental in the development of current privacy law. Professor Westin was considered by many to have created the modern field of privacy law on his own, with his important writings.

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In 1965, a landmark privacy rights case, Griswold vs Connecticut, was heard by the Supreme Court. The Court ruled that a stat's ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. The case dealt with a Connecticut law which made it a crime to encourage the use of, or to use birth control. #maritalprivacy
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