Privacy Matters

Is Facebook going to let cops block you from posting about protests?

Officials say mass surveillance keeps us safe, but provide zero evidence for the claim

The executive branch tells us that it needs to vacuum up our personal and associational information because its dragnet surveillance programs stop terrorist attacks. But the three letter agencies have produced absolutely zero evidence to support that claim.

Police: NSA leaks threaten our ability to use invasive surveillance technologies

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is having their annual conference this week. The conference provides a venue for officials from departments nationwide, as well as representatives from the federal Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and private corporations, to meet and share information about policing methodologies, technologies, and political issues related to their profession.

License plate reader industry produces error-ridden propaganda video

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Fight for our future: protest the surveillance state on the 12th anniversary of the USA Patriot Act

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Still going, despite the government shutdown: the DHS-funded trickle down of the national surveillance state

Shortly before the government went on extended shutdown/vacation, the Department of Homeland Security signaled that, despite criticism from members of congress and the public, it has no intention of slowing down the nationwide surveillance state trickle-down.

Framingham shutters its SWAT team

The Framingham, Massachusetts SWAT team has been disbanded. But that doesn’t mean Framingham residents won’t face the terrifying possibility of waking up one morning to bright lights, gun sights, masked men, and screams to GET ON THE FLOOR.

The war on drugs created a zombie monster drug that rots human flesh

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