Privacy Matters

Bloomberg loves video surveillance, but not when it monitors the police

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(Start the above video at 54:30 to see Bloomberg and Kelly speak; they were about an hour late.)

Congressman: Contra rumors, DHS has 32 armored trucks nationwide

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Lockheed Martin's Desert Hawk III allows target tracking, would be great for police use, company says

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On proof, lies and expecting the worst from the surveillance state

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For Ramarley Graham and Israel Hernandez

Tech news 8-7-13

 
These tech news round-ups are edited by Anna Salem of the ACLU of Northern California.
 
 

Secret drug war deployment of NSA intelligence evidence of mission creep

Ever since Edward Snowden’s leaks began to trickle out of Glenn Greenwald’s space at the Guardian, many in the United States have wondered aloud: “How often is this NSA-collected data used in non-terrorism, criminal prosecutions in the United States?”

A number of insights gleaned over the past week point to some very distressing possible answers.

Equating leaks to the press with treason: the Bradley Manning prosecution and the future of journalism

Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology project, spoke with Huffington Post Live about the Manning prosecution:

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