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Privacy and technology news: 7-5-13

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This news round-up was created by the ACLU of Northern California's Chris Conley

How to opt-out of Twitter's new tracking tool

Twitter has a new, suspiciously Facebook-like scheme to track its users across the web. If you'd like to opt-out of this tracking, you may do so very easily by clicking here, and making sure these boxes are unchecked:

Against fracking? The government thinks you might be a terrorist

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Happy Fourth of July, with a reminder to fight the surveillance state

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Ordering pizza in the big data surveillance state is about to get real. That is, unless we act.

Natsec mail covers program was ruled unconstitutional in 1979, so why is it still happening?

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A massive postal letter surveillance program has been revealed by the New York Times, even though a federal judge ruled that a similar program was unconstitutional.
 

"I don't understand what's wrong with having some accountability": Students disrupt NSA recruitment session

An incredible thing happened yesterday. 

National Security Agency language specialist recruiters went to the University of Wisconsin, but their session did not turn out the way they might have hoped. That's because some courageous and brilliant students interrupted the recruiters by asking them pointed questions about what the NSA really does, against whom, and why.

Privacy and technology news: 7-2-13

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

Federal law enforcement is already flying drones domestically

As I've documented extensively on this website, various federal agencies from DoD to DHS to FBI have been flying domestic drones for some time now. In late June 2013, Robert Mueller confirmed that his FBI flies drones domestically. (See the above video.)

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