Privacy Matters

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

Live: the Yes Men at HOPE 9

Binney: NSA is assembling dossiers on US citizens

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NSA whistleblower Bill Binney spoke at the HOPE 9 conference in New York City on July 14, 2012. After the talk he was interviewed by journalist Geoff Shivley; Tim Pool filmed the exchange and you can watch it above.

Facebook in the news again for violating user privacy

Facebook has long been a major target of the privacy community. Law enforcement, on the other hand, maintains affection for the big blue dominator because of how broad and deep the company's data pool extends.

The NRO: Spying and prying, up close and personal

Ever heard of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)? 

One of the most secretive of the 16 US intelligence agencies, it defines its mission as follows:

Develop. Acquire. Launch. Operate.

When the surveillance state strikes: Who you gonna call?

We need a privacy revolution. Now. Before it's too late.

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