Privacy Matters

Surveillance on the Northern Border: the rapidly advancing surveillance state

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This Constitution Day, do some grassroots organizing in defense of privacy and against the surveillance state

Join the ACLU of Massachusetts, Digital Fourth, the Mass Pirates, and other Fourth Amendment activists in Boston on Constitution Day, Tuesday, September 17, at the Boston Public Library. Together we will call for privacy legislation and educate the public about the surveillance state.

Where: Boston Public Library, Copley steps

When: 5-7 PM, Tuesday, September 17

Massachusetts tech companies: do you want your users to trust you?

Entrepreneurs in Massachusetts breathed a sigh of relief this week when lawmakers vowed to repeal the so-called ‘Tech Tax’. 

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NSA-Israel bombshell bolsters whistleblowers' claims about NSA spying on US government officials

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Boston mayoral candidate says NYPD does a great job balancing civil liberties and public safety

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley (far right), with City Councilor Rob Consalvo (center), and Mayor Thomas Menino. Photo credit.

NSA calls the iPhone using public 'zombies' who pay for their own surveillance

Following up its exposé about the NSA's ability to hack into individual smartphones and decrypt their contents, Der Spiegel today published a new story about NSA spying on smartphones, which includes the following PowerPoint slides.

Rejecting the 'beige authoritarian landscape' in favor of messy, colorful, open society

Who cares if the government spies on everyone all the time? You should, if you want to live in an interesting world. 

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