Privacy Matters

State Department, without a hint of irony, warns US travelers about privacy threats in Sochi

The US State Department is warning visitors to the Sochi Olympics that they should have "no expectation of privacy" upon arrival. This is apparently due to the influx of criminal hackers in the city, who are eagerly awaiting the influx of tens of thousands of wealthy tourists.

On university administrations' collusion with the surveillance state

University presidents are in unique and powerful positions, overseeing institutions that are supposed to protect and foster free critical inquiry, and serve as safe-zones for the pursuit of intellectual investigation, open debate, and dissent. That's why it's particularly disturbing to witness the transformation of Janet Napolitano from DHS director to university system president.

It’s not just the NSA: local prosecutors can get your data without a warrant, too

This guest post was written by ACLU of Massachusetts legal fellow Nashwa Gewaily

FBI Director admits to warrantless cell phone location tracking, citing 'relevance' standard

After dodging the question for months and flat out refusing to answer the ACLU's public records requests seeking clarity on it, the FBI has finally ‘fessed up and admitted that it does not obtain a probab

Clapper and Comey want congress to give the FBI power to access more data about us

In a thoroughly disturbing so-called ‘oversight’ hearing this morning in the senate, FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper offered a defense of CISPA-like government surveillance operations, without ever mentioning the name of the notorious bill.

Juice Rap News takes on the TPP, endless war, and privacy

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Majority of Massachusetts delegation co-sponsors USA Freedom

UPDATE: Representative Joe Kennedy has signed on as a co-sponsor! Thank him!

UPDATE: Representative Katherine Clark has signed on as a co-sponsor! Thank her!

Did this Tor developer become the first known victim of the NSA's laptop interception program?

UPDATE (1/27/14): Shepard says she reached out to the seller and was told they entered the wrong tracking number. She hasn't received the package yet.

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