Privacy Matters

Boston Police Department releases social media monitoring policy, sort of

Muckrock's Michael Morisy requested a copy of the Boston Police Department Intelligence Unit's social media monitoring policy. In response, he got this uninformative and vague, one page document.

Brookline: say no to security theater!

Fresh off our victory over DHS surveillance cameras in Cambridge, we need your help to keep Brookline safe and free!

We have worked together for years to ensure that Brookline remains a bastion of freedom and liberty, even as a creeping surveillance state has taken hold in other parts of the Commonwealth and nationwide.

Now we need your help again:

Documents strongly suggest the FBI is warrantlessly tracking our phones using high-tech cell phone sniffers

Newly released documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) suggest that since 2010 the FBI has warrantlessly tracked cell phones using sophisticated "sniffing" equipment called Stingrays.

'WildCat' robot developed with US military funds can run faster than you, probably

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Massachusetts-based robotics corporation Boston Dynamics has posted another video showing off its latest achievement. (For those unfamiliar with the company, check out its sand flea, cheetah, and big dog robots.)

Privacy: nonessential

If a company collects information on you, the police can get it -- often without a warrant

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Government shutdown is nothing of the sort while the police and surveillance states live on

Protected by the "shutdown": the militarization of the police.

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