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Private company hoards license plate data, plans to create database with "billions" of records

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Did you know that a private company which hoards detailed information about your driving habits also has plans to create the largest private sector law enforcement database in the world, by combining plate reads with commercial databases, face recognition technology and more?

Terror Tuesday: What hope is there of reining in the Forever War?

Mystery flights above Quincy raise questions about domestic aerial surveillance

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"The FBI wants to be able to intercept every kind of possible communication"

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Can the FBI read your emails without warrants? According to the DOJ, yes. 

Massachusetts one of seven states to share confidential student data with private corporations

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Massachusetts is one of seven states planning to join a pilot program that would involve the transfer of extremely private student information to corporations. 

Join us: Monday, May 13 in Boston to say 'CLOSE GITMO!'

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Time to shut fusion centers once and for all?

Do we need so-called intelligence fusion centers? A senate subcommittee for investigations report published in 2012 pointed out that the centers are extremely costly, duplicative of other federal-local intelligence and terrorism efforts, and have been shown to infringe on civil liberties. 

Department of Justice has too much access to our electronic communications, not too little

Two articles in today’s press illuminate just how far the Department of Justice is straying from the Fourth Amendment when it comes to electronic surveillance.

"Letters from Ahmed Zaid Salim Zuhair": On force feeding at GITMO

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