RESPONSE TO WEEK 8 – Wikipedia’s Lawsuit Against NSA Internet Vacuum Has First Day in Court

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/09/25/wikipedias-lawsuit-against-nsa-internet-vacuum-has-first-day-in-court In Steve Nelson’s article “Wikipedia’s Lawsuit Against NSA Internet Vacuum Has First Day In Court” (2015), he argues that the lawsuit against the NSA for its surveillance practices will be a difficult undertaking until more facts are released.  Two Deviant Phrases “Rule from the Bench” = This is an actual legal term! First seen […]

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Response to Week 7 – Congress Wants to Allow Europeans to Sue US Over Spying. What’s Next?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0918/Congress-wants-to-allow-Europeans-to-sue-US-over-spying.-What-s-next In Max Lewontin‘s article “Congress Wants to Allow Europeans to Sue US Over Spying. What’s Next?” (2015), he implies that Congress passing the Judicial Redress Act will trigger lawsuits from European citizens who were spied upon.  Two Deviant Phrases “Umbrella Agreement” = This refers to one overarching idea that has several sub-categories that fall under it. […]

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Response to Week 6 – UK Government is Working with NASA to Track Drones

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/16/nasa-and-uk-government-drone-control In Cara McGoogan’s article “UK Government is Working With NASA to Track Drones” (2015), she implies that the US’ use of drones is evolving and we are now collaborating with the British to expand drone operations.  Two Deviant Phrases “Aerial systems traffic management” = Usually, this means air traffic control at airports but the article […]

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RESPONSES TO WEEK 5 – NSA SURVEILLANCE BILL PASSES AFTER WEEKS-LONG SHOWDOWN

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/02/politics/senate-usa-freedom-act-vote-patriot-act-nsa/ (Crucial Update made on September 7, 2015) In Jeremy Diamond’s article “NSA Surveillance Bill Passes After Weeks-Long Shutdown” (2015), he suggests that ending the NSA surveillance program will restore human rights that were formerly violated.  Two Deviant Phrases “Defense Hawk” = This is a real political term! It means politicians who favor defense in […]

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