Privacy Matters

Stratfor emails: FBI had "classified investigation" open on PETA in 2009

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Wikileaks releases more Global Intelligence Files; some highlights

Wikileaks has released another batch of emails from the private intelligence company Stratfor. Among them are some interesting bits of information, including:

This is what happens when the FBI is almost totally unrestrained

When the mighty fall on their own sword, let the lesson be that no one is immune from the violations that result from the degradation of the rule of law.

How to resist the federalization and militarization of your local police

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Senator Coburn says we need to act on fusion center report, and a modest proposal towards that end

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Remember that Senate subcommittee for investigations report on fusion centers? The one that said that they produce "a bunch of crap," waste our money, duplicate anti-terrorism efforts and invade our privacy? 

Overlooked during the election campaigns: government surveillance

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Utterly absent from the national debate surrounding the presidential elections yesterday was any mention of the ongoing and worsening federal attacks on our personal privacy.

Terror Tuesday: Turning back from the abyss

On this Election Day 2012 let us pause to remember what the national security landscape was like four years ago in the months before Barack Obama was elected president. 

Sunlight on surveillance (of city officials) leads to policy debate around license plate readers

An amazing thing is happening in Minneapolis. 

Back in August 2012, a local reporter filed public records requests to the Minneapolis PD for license plate data the department captured on a number of high profile people, including the Mayor. The newspaper published 41 data hits it held on the Mayor's city car -- it even mapped them online (see below). (You can click on each hit to see the time and date for each capture.)

"The House I Live In" opens tonight in Cambridge

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"The House I Live In," a 2012 Grand Jury Sundance award-winning documentary about the drug war, opens tonight in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ACLU of Massachusetts is proud to co-sponsor the screening tonight at Kendall Square cinema, where Director Eugene Jarecki will answer questions after the film.

The xx - Night Time - Surveillance

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