privacy

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The ACLU is launching a campaign to pardon Edward Snowden

“Several human rights organizations will soon launch a campaign urging President Obama to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, coinciding with the premiere of the Oliver Stone biopic based on his life…” Continue reading: The ACLU is launching a campaign to pardon Edward Snowden

What Could Go Wrong With Asking Teachers To Monitor Kids for ‘Extremist’ Beliefs?

“A core component of the U.S. CVE plan tasks teachers, social workers, and school administrators with monitoring and reporting to law enforcement on children in their care. An FBI document released earlier this year tells teachers to spy on their students’ thoughts and suggests that administrators essentially turn schools into […]

Edward Snowden Develops Phone Case to Alert Users if Their Data is Being Compromised

“While the device is still far from ready for commercial distribution, Snowden and Huang note that they hope this case study will influence how individuals perceive their personal tracking devices they carry around in their pockets — also known as cell phones.” Continue reading: Edward Snowden Develops Phone Case to […]

U.S. to Allow Foreigners to Serve Warrants on U.S. Internet Firms

“The Obama administration is working on a series of agreements with foreign governments that would allow them for the first time to serve U.S. technology companies with warrants for email searches and wiretaps—a move that is already stirring debates over privacy, security, crime and terrorism.” Continue reading: U.S. to Allow […]

NSA Labels Privacy-Centric Internet Users As “Extremists”

‘The NSA is not making any friends these days, and their latest statement on privacy-centric journalists is not helping matters much either. To be more precise, an investigation by the agency revealed how they are continuing to target the Tor network. Moreover, The Linux Journal is referred to as an […]

Oliver Stone Blasts tech giants for collaborating with the government

Stone slammed tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, accusing them of “collaborating” with the government in the Snowden case. “It’s a form of fascism — the sovereignty of the state versus the sovereignty of the individual,” he said. “It’s the reverse of the way this country was founded.” Source: Oliver […]

Police can use illegally obtained evidence in court, SCOTUS rules, sabotaging 4th Amendment

Sonia Sotomayor warned in a scathing dissent the Supreme Court’s pro-police ruling violates constitutional rights “This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification, and check it for outstanding traffic warrants — even if you are doing nothing wrong” Source: Police can use illegally obtained […]

Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal

“The NSA, it seemed, had not told the public the whole story about Snowden’s contacts with oversight authorities before he became the most celebrated and vilified whistleblower in U.S. history.” Source: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal

Watch: New York Sanitation Officers Search Through Peoples’ Trash to Cite them for Recycling Improperly

A video posted to Facebook this week shows New York City sanitation officers playing a dirty trick on residents in order to generate revenue. “They feel your garbage bags. If they feel that there is a recyclable item in your trash bag, they will open it up and check. They […]

FBI wants to exempt its huge fingerprint and photo database from privacy protections

“The FBI wants to exempt its burgeoning national database of fingerprints and facial photos from a federal law that gives Americans the right to sue for government violations of the Privacy Act, such as refusing to tell a person if he or she is in the system.” Source: FBI wants […]