Privacy Matters

Comcast rep reportedly tells customer to ditch Tor, because wanting privacy is suspicious

See update at bottom: Comcast denial.

An extremely alarming report from Deep Dot Web, citing a reddit user and a reader, says Comcast has begun contacting customers to tell them to stop using Tor, an internet anonymizing service.

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NYPD to Muslims: Don't try to assert your rights, because if you do, we will undermine them even further

The NYPD has a message for Muslims who even consider asserting their rights by filing suit against the department's religiously-motivated, unconstitutional spying: If you sue us to demand your rights, we will try to undermine them even further.

Ray Rice, video evidence, public horror, and the CIA's torture program

The Baltimore Ravens football team tweeted this on May 23, 2014:

Today, on September 8, 2014, the same account tweeted this:

Ferguson, MO police fingerprint children—but they are hardly alone

Police militarization conference not welcome in Oakland again, says mayor

Paramilitary police at Urban Shield gather and shop for surveillance equipment, weapons, and disturbing t-shirts

Los Angeles rapper references Stingray cell phone surveillance in song about Ezell Ford and police violence

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Militarized police can purchase "187" murder t-shirts at Urban Shield trainings

On the weekend of September 5, 2014, the city of Oakland will play host to Alameda County’s 8th annual festival for paramilitary police, called Urban Shield. A private corporation called Cytel Group organizes the events with funds from the Department of Homeland Security. Thus far they've been held in the Bay Area, Boston, and Texas, but the CEO of the for-profit Cytel says he has plans to expand into the Middle East and Africa.

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