Privacy Matters

Government admits NSA violated our Fourth Amendment rights, but won't say how

The sprawling, secretive intelligence bureaucracy has admitted that it violated the Fourth Amendment rights of some unspecified number of US persons -- once.

Police killing of suspect raises protest, police violence

On Saturday 21 July 2012 police in Anaheim, CA shot to death a man officers say was running from them. People from the dead man's community staged an impromptu protest to confront what one community organizer called his "extrajudicial" killing at the hands of police. This is what happened next:

NSA whistleblower Bill Binney at #HOPE9

Part two:

NSA whistleblower Bill Binney delivered the keynote address at the HOPE 9 hackers conference in New York City in early July 2012. Watch the longtime NSA cryptographer discuss what he views as the agency's moral collapse, above.

Thursday technology links round-up

Today in WTF: MBTA gives embarrassing video of woman's fall to the press

Someone's brief embarrassing misfortune is now a national story, thanks to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA).

"Boston Woman on Scooter Has Escalator Spill"

NYPD propaganda machine misses a beat – or 14

Over the past year, we have learned that the New York Police Department, with 40,000 sworn officers and an annual budget of $3.9 billion, has built an intelligence apparatus to rival that of the FBI in a culture of total impunity.

Terror Tuesday: When ‘moral’ is anything but

In late May, Scott Shane, along with co-author Jo Becker, made “Terror Tuesday” part of our vocabulary. 

Wikileaks, grand juries, and government harassment of activists

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ACLU attorneys Ben Wizner, Catherine Crump and John Reinstein spoke at the HOPE 9 hackers conference in New York City in July 2012. 

"...pulling together all the data about...virtually every US citizen...": NSA spying and the FISA Amendments Act

Jacob Appelbaum and William Binney in NYC, 20 April 2012. Photo: Aaron Muszalski/ACLUm

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