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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Please join us for a discussion Jeremy Scahill’s important new book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield (Nation Books, April 23, 2013).
We have just learned from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that 4,917,751 US citizens now have either confidential, secret or top secret security clearance. That’s more than seven times the population of Boston.
According to a new report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the President and CEO of biometrics firm SmartMetric posits that the industry will be worth $10 billion by 2018.
This guest blog was written by ACLU of Massachusetts intern Max Bauer
In the mid-1980s, Senator Patrick Leahy decided it was time for Congress to update its privacy laws. The changing landscape of electronic communications technologies Americans used wasn’t reflected in our privacy law, and the Vermont senator set out to fix that.