From one page of the DRUDGE REPORT:
Ron Paul‘s nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service’s demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so.
“There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty,” Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. “We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of their donors in the very same way as Campaign for Liberty. For some reason the IRS has now chosen to single out Campaign for Liberty for special attention. We plan to fight this all the way.”
The IRS is said to be data mining Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sites for info that could come handy in audits.
This data is then added to the information the agency already has on people, such as Social Security numbers, health records, banking statements, and property.
“It seems they may be using predictive analytics,” University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication Professor Joseph Turow told Marketplace. “That takes a huge amount of data and puts it together in a big pot to see if they can predict which individuals don’t pay their taxes.”
Police officers in Alexandria, Virginia, frequently take pictures of the license plates of random vehicles all over the city — meaning that people’s addresses, work locations and daily routines are well known to the authorities who collect such information and store it for stretches of time.Police took 16 photos of Watson’s car over a six month period.The American Civil Liberties Union has warned that any government policy of unwarranted surveillance runs contrary to American constitutional principles:
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/14/virginia-cops-constantly-photograph-random-peoples-license-plates/#ixzz2z3mz1SbF
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/14/virginia-cops-constantly-photograph-random-peoples-license-plates/#ixzz2z3mphXF4
Privacy group warns “even if you have never been arrested you could be implicated as a criminal suspect”
The FBI database will also hold fingerprints, of which the FBI has around 100 million records, as well as retina scans and palm prints, name, address, age and race.
The FBI has access to fingerprint records of non-criminals who have submitted them for any kind of background check, by an employer or government agency. The Department of Homeland Security also has its own facial recognition program, which it routinely outsources to police departments. Meanwhile, new innovations in facial recognition technology continue to be billed as potential tools for law enforcement, including the prediction of future crime.
Following the leaks about NSA’s electronic spying, President Barack Obama convened a panel to review surveillance activities and suggest reforms.