Privacy Matters

Spooks conference comes to Massachusetts

“The goal is to get people thinking beyond the simple stuff,’’ said Mark Menz, a computer forensics specialist who will be leading a session on Internet investigations. “Many people will check a suspect’s Internet history, for example, but it’s important to know that with a warrant you can also look at the logs of the Web servers that the suspect was visiting.’’

"Why didn't black people Just Say No, then?"

Ending the war on drugs would not only alleviate over incarceration, it would also slow the rapid expansion of the surveillance state. 

Listen to Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, break it down.

Surveillance metropolis: NYC's 'Ring of Steel'

Twitter strikes back in favor of user privacy!

Three cheers for Twitter's legal team!

The social networking company has filed a memorandum in support of Malcolm Harris' motion to quash a NYC district attorney's subpoena for his account information, marking what appears to be the first time a large third party content holder like Twitter has fought an administrative subpoena on behalf of a user.

STELLAR WIND: NSA program spied on "hundreds of millions" of Americans, says Thomas Drake

"In effect, the United States of America was turned into the equivalent of a foreign nation for the purpose of dragnet electronic surveillance, on a very wide scale."

- NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake

Professor Sahar Aziz on the FBI's "preventative paradigm"

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Rule of law remix

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Consider the following:

What on earth is going on in Minnesota?

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Police getting people high and then sending them to the occupy camp? We've heard similar allegations in other cities, including New York and Boston, but never has anyone documented the allegations as this video does, above.

DHS' license plate tracker program quietly expands nationwide

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Opaque and anti-democratic: the US drone war under the microscope

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Don't miss this fascinating conversation about the US drone wars in Yemen and Pakistan.

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