Here's a good reminder of why journalists should always double check the data before running with the government's interpretation of it:
“Surveillance conducted by government authorities induces self-censorship by writers around the world.”
The FBI is warning other law enforcement agencies about the possibility that thieves may use GPS jammers to block the tracking of cargo shipments they are attempting to steal. In a "Private Industry Notification" bulletin not meant for public consumption but published on the website Public Intelligence, the FBI warns:
Former FBI agent Mike German, now at the Brennan Center for Justice, explains how the US government's domestic surveillance and intelligence gathering operations are increasingly militarized. This is happening in three ways, German writes:
New reporting from Der Spiegel confirms that open source technology and encryption are our best defenses against dragnet surveillance.
Really, read these over the weekend:
Raven Rakia on body cameras and cop watching:
As Jonathan Mayer lays out in this must-read blog post, Department of Justice prosecutors haven't exactly been forthright with courts about how the NSA and FBI can collect our medical and financial records.