Privacy Matters

Minnesota police chief warns against regulating license plate readers, because ISIS

A Minnesota police chief has not-so-subtly warned state legislators that stopping police from warrantlessly tracking the movements of every motorist could play into ISIS' hands.

Upcoming privacy and security workshops in the Boston area

Here's information about a couple of upcoming digital privacy workshops in the Boston area. They are both free and open to the public.

DIY Feminist Cybersecurity Workshop, hosted by the Safe Hub Collective

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2-4PM

Fields Corner Business Lab | 1452 Dorchester Ave, 4th Floor, Dorchester, MA

Because sometimes all you can do is laugh

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The NSA is so helpful! And scary!

Happy Friday. Thanks to Alexis Goldstein for sending me this video.

Judge: FBI can keep secret documents pertaining to assassination plot against Occupy activists

A federal judge has refused to force the FBI to hand over more information about an alleged assassination plot against Occupy Houston activists, reports Courthouse News.

How 'broken windows' policing harms people of color

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DeBlasio responds to police reform protests by giving machine guns to cops for protest policing

Apparently top cop Bill Bratton thinks the NYPD's extensive surveillance, harassment, and brutalization of protesters have insufficiently chilled dissident speech in New York City. So he's bringing in machine guns to finish the job. Hundreds of them.

Congratulations to the Library Freedom Project, a Knight challenge winner!

I'm thrilled to be able to say that our partner in privacy education, the Library Freedom Project, has won a Knight Foundation grant, enabling project director Alison Macrina to expand her excellent efforts to educate librarians about digital privacy issues.

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