Snooping and Snitching
This summer, no news about surveillance has been more disturbing than revelations about the U.S. government’s Insider Threat Program, which McClatchy news service described as "a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to punish those who fail to report their suspicions."
McClatchy: Obama’s Crackdown Views Leaks as Aiding Enemies
The Nation: Obama’s “Insider Threat Program”
Democracy Now: Government Employees Urged to Tattle
Digby: This Really Is Big Brother . . .
McClatchy documented that the Insider Threat Program "emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of 'insider threat' give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct."
Let your senators and representative in Congress know that you oppose any such program: