Privacy Matters

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. 

The quick and dirty on the FISA Amendments Act; what it means in 2013 and beyond

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Hey, you can’t hide behind those medals – we know you’re a terrorist!

It’s by now a sadly familiar story.

A guy with a ‘suspicious’ name (Mo Farah) and even more ‘suspicious’ ancestry (Somali) gets stopped at the border when trying to enter the US from Canada to spend Christmas with his family in Portland, Oregon.

Obama yet again drops veto threat; signs 2013 NDAA

While you were wondering whether the nation would topple over the ‘fiscal cliff,’ you might have missed this bit of déjà vu.

A drone with "autonomous target prioritization"

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Watching the watchers: Trackthepolice.com

We still don't know why the government killed Abdulrahman al Aulaqi

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Interesting revelations from the OWS FBI files

There’s so much redacted in the recently released FBI files on Occupy Wall Street (OWS) that it’s often hard to know exactly what you’re looking at. There are nonetheless plenty of interesting revelations tucked inside the 112 page PDF file posted by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. 

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