Privacy Matters

National Counterterrorism Center operates "Disposition Matrix" and knows everything about you

A wild Washington Post story reports that the Obama administration has been developing plans to "institutionalize" its extrajudicial assassination program. The lede is bonkers:

Terror Tuesday: Beware RomneySpeak and the new normal

Will the White House still have the equivalent of “Terror Tuesday” sessions to discuss drone “kill lists” if Mitt Romney moves in next January?

We don’t know if he would, like President Obama, personally want to doom particular individuals by signing off on hit lists. But after last night’s debate, we do know that he is a big fan of the drone strike program.

“Drones may soon buzz through local skies”

Boston Police spying on peace activists: what's the big deal?

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Keeping the national security industrial complex afloat: the great terrorism boondoggle

Today, the ACLU of Massachusetts launched its report about the spying on lawful protest activity by the Boston Police and the agents attached to its fusion center, one of those domestic surveillance hubs set up in the aftermath of 9/11 to share “terrorism-related” information.

The BPD files: Political interrogations

Terror Tuesday accountability: score one for ongoing silence about torture, two for due process

Above: Illustration, Fereal's "History of Inquisition." XIX. The image depicts waterboarding.

Here we go again. After a recess since last May, it’s again pretrial motion time in the slow motion trial of five Guantanamo detainees charged with plotting the 9/11 attacks.

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