Privacy Matters

"This Conversation Is Being Recorded"

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Over the weekend I spoke on a panel at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. Check it out.

Police say "trust us," but we need privacy protections enshrined into law

Today’s front-page Boston Globe expose on license plate readers in Massachusetts sounds the alarm on a problem the ACLU of Massachusetts -- and the national ACLU -- flagged as a potential privacy disaster back in 2010:

Terror Tuesday: "Guantanamo is America’s moral failure"

As the latest hunger strike at Guantanamo enters its third grueling month, Americans are getting a long overdue wake up call from the mainstream media.

Go Google! Go take a hike, Microsoft/NYPD…

There is both good and bad news to report on the surveillance front.

Let’s start with the positive.

The FBI, COINTELPRO, and the most important robbery you've never heard of

There are lots of redactions in the recently released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) files on the Occupy movement, obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. 

The ACLU at the National Conference for Media Reform

Heading to Denver this weekend for the National Conference for Media Reform? You can catch me on Saturday morning (early! wake up anyway!) discussing electronic surveillance and what we can do about it with a really cool group of activists and experts. 

Terror Tuesday: Fighting for the world we want

We do not spy on US citizens, just anti-government groups, says fusion center director

The Arkansas State Fusion Center

An official from an Arkansas State Fusion Center recently spoke to the press to clear up what he called "misconceptions" about what his office actually does, with depressingly hilarious results. (For some background on fusion centers, click here.)

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