Privacy Matters

Mosquito-like drone at Harvard could be used to pollinate, spy on you in the shower

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Drones and helicopters are totally the same thing, so we don't need any new laws to protect us from drone spying! Helicopters can already spy on us from the sky, so no big deal!

Twitter Anarchists! May Day celebrants! You are being watched

Massachusetts company shows off its military trucks for police, but did they help?

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Powers claimed for war on terror used in war on drugs

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Let's show the world how it's done

Pitfalls of the surveillance state: lessons from Boston

"Data-sharing troubles raise questions in Marathon case" – this Boston Globe headline should surprise no one.

FBI sought warrant to install malware on computer

Can the FBI get a warrant to install malware on a computer it suspects is tied to criminal activity because of an IP address? Perhaps, but a Texas judge has denied one particular warrant application seeking permission to do so. The Wall Street Journal reports:

Terror Tuesday: As despair and anger mount at US ‘war on terror’ policies, all eyes turn to Boston

In the aftermath of the terrible attack on the Boston Marathon, the federalized, paramilitarized multi-agency policing apparatus whose post 9/11 evolution has been a frequent focus of this website was on full display in the streets of Watertown, Cambridge and Boston.

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