Profiling is a Slippery Slope

Wanting to reduce crime, and seeking justice are noble intentions. Using profiling policies which violate people’s civil liberties is not. October 14, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Public policies which try to capture bad actors always seem to sweep up innocent people in the process. It’s not the guilty criminal I’m worried about, […]

What About “We The People”?

Most people feel under-served by their governments; but maybe the problem is waiting on governments to solve problems they are often responsible for creating. September 30, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP There’s a lot of discussion and hysteria going around about the interests of “The People”. Whether it’s the people of the US […]

ICE & FBI Using State DMV Face Recognition Databases

ICE is accessing local surveillance tools and data in their effort to track down undocumented immigrants. The problem is, it puts American’s privacy rights on the chopping block. September 2, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Rights come from our humanity. Human beings have a unique ability to recognize moral agency in others, and […]

Is the US Headed Toward Greatness?

Economic tinkering, more of the same with the surveillance state, and a precarious trade war isn’t what one would expect on the path to greatness. August 26, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP When the MAGA slogan first came out, it was criticized for the same reasons as Michelle Obama’s statement, “for the first […]

US Military Testing Surveillance Balloons in Latest Surveillance State Expansion

The US military commissioned a test run of surveillance balloons. This latest intrusion into the privacy of individuals is like metadata collection. August 5, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP I forget about the contingent of people who genuinely believe that government’s job is to make them feel safe. It’s not. Providing for the […]

5 U.S. Agencies Team Up to END Bank Security

The US government is looking for ways to compromise the security of your information so they can gain access to your bank accounts. July 23, 2019 Imagine opening your email one morning and finding this message from your bank: Security Alert: Your Account Has Been Compromised As you processed the meaning of the email, there […]

A Win for Property & A Loss for Privacy

A win for property rights curbs abuses in asset forfeiture policy; but a loss of privacy could lead to abuse and misuse from the surveillance state. July 8, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Seems I’m reading about taking one step forward on one page and one step backward on the next with the […]

DEA Surveillance: It’s Never Really Over

The DEA is the biggest thief in the US (after the IRS), and is notorious for extending its surveillance capabilities to other agencies. April 15, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP All along, we’ve been pointing out the government’s critical examination of cash transactions, and the countless people who have been wrongfully caught up […]

Sun Might Set on NSA Data Collection Program

The sun might set on an NSA data collection program at the end 2019, but will that mean a weaker or smaller surveillance state? March 25, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP There is a marginal possibility that the NSA is going to back off a little.  In other words: a few crumbs are […]

You May Be in the FBI’s “New” DNA Database

The violation of privacy continues in the latest partnership between Family Tree and the FBI. March 5, 2019 It’s fun to submit your saliva sample to a DNA matching company and discover the treasure-trove of information you can from it. But it may not be as fun anymore because one of the largest at-home DNA […]