Privacy Matters

'Probably up to no good': How the CIA and local police classify and repress men of color

Words are powerful. In the context of civil liberties and state power, two phrases are particularly powerful, with sometimes devastating consequences for mostly black and brown men and boys: ‘suspected terrorist’ and ‘gang member’.

After Boston, the FBI needs tighter rules to govern investigations

Bay Area transit police conduct militarized training exercises with TSA

Screencap of KTVU coverage, courtesy @marymad

Boston has big surveillance plans ahead of the Marathon, but what happens when the crowds leave?

Surprising no one, Massachusetts police officials have announced broad new surveillance plans in advance of the 2014 Boston Marathon. There has been little public outcry. Cameras, it seems, make some people feel safe. But do they actually make us safe?

Does the suveillance state actually work to make us less safe?

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The 'militarization of the police' is not just a metaphor

Police tell us we need to give up privacy, but do these systems really keep us safe?

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