Senator Paul’s Quest to Return Privacy Rights to Americans Applauded by Privacy4Patriots

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Last week, it was revealed that the National Security Agency collects Americans’ phone records and data regarding their Internet activity. Privacy4Patriots supports Senator Paul’s efforts to halt general data collection without probable cause of wrongdoing.

Junk mail tossed in the garbage can be used to learn more about the recipients.

According to Fox News and other media outlets, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has declared that he wishes to mount a Supreme Court challenge to the federal government’s logging of Americans’ phone calls and Internet activities.

Paul, who argues that the Fourth Amendment prevents unreasonable search and seizure, is interested in getting 10 million Americans to speak up about not wanting their phone records being looked at. Paul’s comments followed revelations last week that the National Security Agency has been leading efforts to collect call records and Internet activity since 2001.

Privacy4Patriots, the publisher of an upcoming report on how to protect one’s privacy, is very interested in helping U.S. citizens maintain their rights of privacy. The company applauds Mr. Paul for his efforts.

The NSA is not the only group looking at people’s Internet activities. Identity thieves are doing the same thing every day. Privacy4Patriots offers four ways to keep one’s identity safe:

  •     Shred everything. Junk mail tossed in the garbage can be used to learn more about the recipients. Credit card offers that are thrown away can be retrieved, filled out and mailed in with a change of address form. Purchases can then be made in the original recipient’s name without his or her knowledge.
  •     Monitor credit by pulling a credit report at least quarterly, watching for any unusual changes and following up to determine why they occurred. Then, dispute anything that is inaccurate.
  •     Create a verbal password at the bank. Insist that the bank ask for this password anytime withdraws, wire transfers or check orders are made, or personal information is divulged.
  •     Keep private information out of the public eye. Use all of the Facebook and Google privacy settings and don’t make a family tree public, as people’s mothers’ maiden names are frequently used for security questions.    

Check out this Power4Patriots blog post to learn how to shake Internet trackers.

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