Privacy Matters

News round-up: Police torture in Chicago, DOJ threats to prosecute unpopular speech, and high tech surveillance

Some stories you shouldn't miss today:

An Assistant Attorney General told a DC audience yesterday that the DOJ would potentially prosecute people for 'speech crimes' if they propagandize on social media in support of ISIS. Shane Harris with the scoop:

Edward Snowden on civil disobedience and the rule of law

Ed Snowden, Laura Poitras, and Glenn Greenwald are doing a Reddit AMA. Snowden just wrote this in response to a question about how to make spying a central campaign issue in the 2016 presidential bid.

Countering whose violent extremism?

James Comey says the FBI can't let police talk about widely reported surveillance tech because of 'bad people'

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Mall of America protesters threatened, harassed, spied on, facing conspiracy charges

The police response to a well publicized Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in December should serve as a jarring wake up call to people who care about the First Amendment and political rights in the United States.

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.

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