Privacy Matters

Government wants to keep evidence secret in terrorism trial, but what does it have to hide?

Last week, people all over the world were appalled to see that the UK government may, for the first time, conduct a criminal trial in complete secrecy. If the government gets its way, the public will never hear the names of the defendants, the specific charges against them, nor the government’s evidence to support those secret charges.

The CIA thinks it's funny, but secrecy about the state's power to kill is no laughing matter

US citizen Abdulrahman al-Aulaqi, who was killed in a US drone strike

Today the CIA joined Twitter, making a splash with this inaugural tweet:

Don't wait for someone to give you the privacy you deserve: take it back

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They knew our secrets. One year later, we know theirs.

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One year ago this week, the world was shaken with the first bombshell report from the Edward Snowden disclosures. The NSA and FBI, we learned, were collecting records of every phone call made in the United States.

It's not just drones: FBI used single engine plane to monitor Tsarnaev associate in April 2013

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