Privacy Matters

Was the government hiding FISA related illegal surveillance from criminal defendants way back in 2004?

Newly released documents pertaining to the FBI’s surveillance of the editors of an anti-war news site shed new light on how the government has long kept the existence of information derived from foreign intelligence surveillance secret from criminal defendants.

Secrecy: the oxygen of the deep state, the enemy of democracy

“But this secrecy...has become a god in this country, and those people who have secrets travel in a kind of fraternity...and they will not speak to anyone else.” - Senator J. William Fulbright, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, November 1971

Whoever is elected Mayor of Boston today has an opportunity to stem the rising tide of police militarization

The next mayor of the City of Boston, who will be elected to office today, has the opportunity to stem the rising tide of an increasingly militarized police force. He should seize it.

Senator Markey introduces drone privacy bill

How times have changed: Eric Schmidt on privacy in 2009 and today

My how Edward Snowden has changed things.

Back in 2009, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told CNBC that "if you are doing something you don't want anybody to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."

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West Philly house creates spooky surveillance themed 'haunted porch of doom' for Halloween

Activist and educator Pete Tridish and friends made a spooky, surveillance and government-repression themed haunted porch for the West Philly community this Halloween. It features drones that kill people the government says are terrorists, the ghost of Steve Jobs (he wants your data), a "phishing scheme", and Total Information Awareness.  

Tridish writes:

How about it, Massachusetts?

by Gavi Wolfe, Legislative Counsel, ACLU of Massachusetts

Front page, above the fold, the New York Times tells it like it is with this headline:

No U.S. Action, So States Move on Privacy Law

Activist protesting police militarization exercise says police used surveillance footage to get him fired

UPDATE here.

According to an activist in Oakland, California, police officers produced surveillance footage of his participation in a political demonstration last week to his employers, prompting his firing. The activist, who goes by @Anon4Justice on Twitter, tweeted the following this morning:

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