Last night, colleges and universities in the Boston area sent an email to their students at the request of Boston Police commissioner William Evans. The BPD top cop's letter asks students who intend to protest in the wake of the Darren Wilson grand jury announcement to do so peacefully. Evans also warns about "outside agitators."
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From the State House News service:
The Daily Beast reports that the US military (read: NSA) is having a hard time tracking ISIS members because ISIS is doing a good job maintaining operational security. These fighters are working hard to evade NSA spying, using encryption and commercially available software that lets them email each other on local networks, avoiding the NSA-tapped global internet.
Muckrock user Evan Anderson sent a public records request to the Boston Police Department asking for records of communication between BPD and the NSA. Here's what the BPD (finally) wrote back:
This is what happens when public agencies are (forced to be) transparent with the public about their surveillance practices: Accountability!
FBI director James Comey