Privacy Matters

Greenwald on computer privacy, internet freedom, and the press

Glenn Greenwald delivered the keynote speech at the 30th annual Chaos Communication Congress (#30c3), a hacker conference held in Hamburg, Germany. The video of the excellent and at times hilarious talk is below. Greenwald starts speaking at about 4:35.

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Federal court rules TSA can detain, search you for possession of Arabic flash cards, books

A federal court has ruled that carrying Arabic language flash cards and a book critical of US foreign policy adds up to all the reasonable suspicion TSA agents need to search and detain you at the airport. Words: the latest al Qaeda threat?

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Edward Snowden's Christmas message to the world

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"A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all," Snowden says. But not if we can help it.

Ten surveillance and spy themed movies to watch over the holidays

Here are some great (and pretty good) surveillance-themed movies to watch over the holidays, as well as links to watch them online. Creepy entertainment is just a click away. The summaries, in quotes, come from IMDB. Enjoy, and happy holidays.

Barbara

Report: As many as one in four activists could be a corporate spy

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Snowden: Dragnet spying is about power, not security

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A deeper look at the Klayman decision

Guest post by ACLU of Massachusetts staff attorney Jessie Rossman

You probably already know that yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the Government’s wholesale collection and querying of our phone record metadata likely violates the Fourth Amendment. Here are three important things you may not know about the opinion.

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