Privacy Matters

The final frontier: AT&T comes knocking for in-home surveillance

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AT&T is now selling a product that gives the powerful telecom unprecedented access to our most sacred spaces: our homes.

Our drone future

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Video artist Alex Cornell made a video to depict what "Our drone future" might look like in the United States. He describes the chilling work:

NSA caught red-handed in Google’s cookie jar: How to opt-out

Image credit: Parker Higgins

Help us welcome Rep. Katherine Clark to congress!

The NSA is coming to town (to creep on you and your family)

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Tell congress to end the worst of the NSA's abuses. 

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Who watches the watchers? A convenience store surveils police, captures laundry list of misconduct

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Guest post by ACLU of Massachusetts fellow Nashwa Gewaily

On Bill Bratton and the police-industrial complex

Radio Boston: Police tracking cell phones

I was on Boston's NPR station WBUR yesterday discussing the newest revelations about cell phone spying, resulting from Senator Ed Markey's inquiries to cell phone companies. Joining me on the program was Jack McDevitt, associate dean of research for the College of Social Sciences & Humanities at Northeastern University.

How long does my phone company store my data? How easily will it give my info up to the cops?

The Markey cell phone surveillance information, in charts. Click to enlarge. See the letters for more detailed information here. (Sprint's 2012 response is here.)

No evidence, no worries: on the use of secret subpoenas

What happens when legislatures pass laws enabling law enforcement to obtain sensitive, private information about people without requiring any evidence of criminal activity, and without any outside oversight whatsoever?

Fishing expeditions.

Take a look at this graph, produced by US Cellular in response to Senator Ed Markey's letters to cell phone companies seeking information about law enforcement surveillance requests.

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