Privacy Matters

Is the Obama administration's drone war legal? Why should we be concerned?

Former Bush administration attorney John Bellinger, ACLU Center for Democracy Director Jameel Jaffer and WSJ Pentagon correspondent Julian Barnes appeared on NPR's On Point program to discuss the legality of the Obama administration's seemingly ever-expanding drone war.

Yes Men speak on private surveillance against them

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WSJ editors come out swinging in defense of indefinite detention of US citizens

Edvard Munch, "The Scream"

Warrant requirement for email? And other news

Terror Tuesday: The NDAA is back!

What was the most underreported story of 2012?

According to Project Censored, it was “Signs of an Emerging Police State,” as evidenced by President Obama putting his signature last New Year’s Eve on the NDAA of 2012.

What can you do?

Now that the elections are over, we must gear up to make an impact on Congress and the White House in the coming months.  We should also be preparing to take local actions that move human and constitutional rights back onto the political agenda. 

NSA whistleblower Bill Binney on the surveillance state

NSA whistleblower Bill Binney and ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose spoke to a packed crowd at MIT on November 19, 2012. The conversation focused mainly on the military's warrantless wiretapping program and the FISA Amendments Act, but covered a host of topics related to technology, liberty, privacy and security.

Who is this man?

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Start the clip at 3:50 and prepare to be totally shocked.

"Why Privacy Matters"

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Videographer Michelle Leddon interviewed privacy, legal and computer experts at the 2012 DefCon convergence in Las Vegas, Nevada. She put this video together, which explores Why Privacy Matters from a number of angles.

What makes Obama think his drone strike "rule book" will apply to future presidents?

Civil libertarians, much to our collective pain and anguish, have thus far failed to convince majorities of the US population that our legal rights should be protected in a perceived crisis. Emergency rule is The Rule and frankly, most Americans either don’t seem to care or aren’t paying enough attention.  

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