Privacy Matters

Jeremy Scahill on Dirty Wars, what inspires him to do journalism

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Greenwald on Snowden, the NSA and press freedom at Socialism 2013

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Glenn Greenwald gave a rousing speech at the Socialism 2013 conference from his Rio home. Jeremy Scahill introduced him. Greenwald addresses the NSA files, Edward Snowden, and the state of journalism and press freedom in the United States today.

Fascinating conversation on press freedom, the NSA files with Guardian editors

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Privacy and technology news: 6-28-13

These news round-ups are created by the ACLU of Northern California's Anna Salem

Congressional Momentum Against NSA Spying Continues to Grow [ACLU – Michelle Richardson]

Cost of policing in Massachusetts per capita

State Department cable on surveillance contradicts top official's congressional testimony

President Bush swearing in Mike McConnell as director of national intelligence in 2007.

The future beckons, but we aren't ready for it

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Think surveillance and communications privacy law is bad now? Just wait until the military’s “bioreactive taggants” and “smart dust” migrate back to the United States, and end up in the arsenals of the FBI, DHS, DEA, ATF, LAPD, and NYPD.

Stratfor email suggests NSA involved in training Yemen paramilitaries

How does the NSA use the information it sucks up from around the world? There are probably lots of programs we won't ever know about, but we can be certain that the agency uses its formidable communications collections capabilities to assist the military (including JSOC) and the CIA in foreign targeting operations. 

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