Privacy Matters

"The FBI wants to be able to intercept every kind of possible communication"

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Can the FBI read your emails without warrants? According to the DOJ, yes. 

Massachusetts one of seven states to share confidential student data with private corporations

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Massachusetts is one of seven states planning to join a pilot program that would involve the transfer of extremely private student information to corporations. 

Join us: Monday, May 13 in Boston to say 'CLOSE GITMO!'

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Time to shut fusion centers once and for all?

Do we need so-called intelligence fusion centers? A senate subcommittee for investigations report published in 2012 pointed out that the centers are extremely costly, duplicative of other federal-local intelligence and terrorism efforts, and have been shown to infringe on civil liberties. 

Department of Justice has too much access to our electronic communications, not too little

Two articles in today’s press illuminate just how far the Department of Justice is straying from the Fourth Amendment when it comes to electronic surveillance.

"Letters from Ahmed Zaid Salim Zuhair": On force feeding at GITMO

Terror Tuesday: Help end the shame of Guantanamo

Illustration: Carlos Latuff

On "false statements" and FBI interrogations

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The FBI says 19 year old Cambridge resident Robel Phillipos lied to them. If convicted of making false statements to federal agents, the young Mr. Phillipos would face a maximum sentence of 8 years in federal prison. 

Mosquito-like drone at Harvard could be used to pollinate, spy on you in the shower

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Drones and helicopters are totally the same thing, so we don't need any new laws to protect us from drone spying! Helicopters can already spy on us from the sky, so no big deal!

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