Privacy Matters

Was it something he said? Weekly Standard writer placed on terror watch list

You might have heard that the spy bureaucracy's terror watch lists are bloated and full of non-terrorists. That's because the government has extremely low standards for designating people terror suspects, and putting them on counterproductive and discriminatory lists. Former Senator Ted Kennedy once found himself on a no-fly list.

The history of police militarization in the US in twelve minutes

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Why congress must release the torture report

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Forever war means we cannot have nice things, like civil liberties or privacy rights

My colleague Hina Shamsi has posted an excellent blog laying out why it's critical that congress vote on President Obama's ever expansive plans for war in Iraq and Syria. It's not just an academic issue, Shamsi contends:

Your tattoos, selfies, and iris scans may soon be the property of the FBI

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Is your state or city doing enough to protect student privacy?

Hashtag apathy? Juice Rap News takes on internet freedom

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Must watch on the net neutrality battle. Know someone who doesn't care, or doesn't understand? Send them this. And if the 'Vericast' logo doesn't make you want to scream...check your pulse.

Comcast rep reportedly tells customer to ditch Tor, because wanting privacy is suspicious

See update at bottom: Comcast denial.

An extremely alarming report from Deep Dot Web, citing a reddit user and a reader, says Comcast has begun contacting customers to tell them to stop using Tor, an internet anonymizing service.

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