Privacy Matters

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.

Race and class matters: All's not equal when it comes to the government's big data habit

Above: Affected children protest the fingerscanning requirement in Jackson, MS

(Note: This is somewhat unrelated, but for Apple iPhone users, very important. Click here to learn how to opt-out of automated tracking in iOS 6.)

Grand jury resisters, telecom immunity, the impending biometrics craze and more

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Terror Tuesday’s drone landscape: Harbingers of the future

Two events this past week – one on the ground and one in the air – foreshadow the future we face living with drones.

The “peace convoy” organized by Imran Khan, the former international cricketer who leads Pakistan’s Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party, gives us a taste of what is bound to become ever more robust anti-drone protest movement.

"We're gonna go out there, and we're gonna violate some rights"

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FOIA processes increasingly managed by private companies

A Bloomberg investigation shows that the federal government is paying a military contractor facing allegations of torture to manage some public records work. 

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