Apparently top cop Bill Bratton thinks the NYPD's extensive surveillance, harassment, and brutalization of protesters have insufficiently chilled dissident speech in New York City. So he's bringing in machine guns to finish the job. Hundreds of them.
I'm thrilled to be able to say that our partner in privacy education, the Library Freedom Project, has won a Knight Foundation grant, enabling project director Alison Macrina to expand her excellent efforts to educate librarians about digital privacy issues.
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It turns out the police don't like being tracked the way they track the rest of us.
The Moakley courthouse in Boston.
In court last week in US v. Tsarnaev, federal Judge George O'Toole said something stunning about the presumption of innocence in US trials.
Masha Gessen reports for the New Yorker:
Independent researcher Adam Johnson emailed the FBI this morning to ask them about who built the bombs that detonated at the Boston marathon in April 2013. The Bureau and DOJ have admitted in court that they do not know who built the bombs, or where they were built.
Here's the exchange:
When Massachusetts-based reporter Shawn Musgrave obtained some of the Boston Police Department's license plate reader data, he found that police appeared to be targeting working class and black neighborhoods with the controversial surveillance tool.