Privacy Matters

Predicting student outcomes by data-mining their information: What are the risks?


You might have read lately that elementary, middle, and high school administrators are using high-tech tools to track and monitor students as they move through public school systems. But that tracking doesn't end when students graduate high school, if they go on to university.

Post-marathon after action report sends troubling messages about so-called "shelter in place" orders

I was on Radio Boston yesterday discussing the Massachusetts after-action report on the law enforcement response to the Boston Marathon bombings and the strange events that occurred later that week.

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden

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EVENT: The Olympics and Civil Liberties

This Sunday I'm giving a talk about surveillance and the Olympics. Details below. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Sunday, April 5, 11 AM

As the trial of the century comes to a close, we are left with few answers to nagging questions about the FBI and the Tsarnaevs

FBI officials release images of the Tsarnaev brothers to the public in a press conference at 5:30PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013, four days after the bombings. This screencap was introduced into evidence by the DOJ in US v. Tsarnaev.

Sex and abuse scandals in federal law enforcement revealed this week show importance of government transparency

It's been a very rough press week for federal entities tasked with keeping the American people safe. Here's what a little bit of sunshine on secretive government agencies revealed this week alone:

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