Privacy Matters

The Young Turks: If you beat up a Supreme Court justice, you'd face less prison time than Aaron Swartz faced

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Amazing to hear the list of crimes punishable by many fewer years than the 35 internet activist Aaron Swartz was facing when he killed himself in January 2013.

Congressman Keith Ellison wants accountability on drone strikes

Aaron Swartz fought for all of us

Zero Dark Thirty and torture: help set the record straight

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Pre-crime isn't just science fiction anymore

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Facial recognition enabled binoculars

I recently wrote about how the FBI is expanding its face recognition programs and working with state and local law enforcement to help develop their biometric monitoring capabilities.

While doing research for that blog I came upon an interesting piece of technology, developed with the help of federal grant monies.

Terror Tuesday: Impunity surges in New Year

It’s only eight days into the New Year but already 2013 has seen some important milestones in the impunity stakes.

Face recognition databases and image sharing expanding rapidly, to include drivers' IDs

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Above: a company claims its face recognition system can identify a face amidst 36 million images in mere seconds.

FBI files and assassination plots, oh my!

The recently revealed assassination plot against Occupy Wall Street leaders isn’t the first such scheme to be uncovered in publicly released FBI files. 

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