Check out our partner, Library Freedom Project director Alison Macrina talking about how Edward Snowden inspired her to start taking privacy education to the masses, through libraries—one of the few remaining truly public spaces.
Cops in Watertown ride on the back of a BearCat in April 2013. Photo: Gabe Camacho.
According to documents obtained through a NYCLU lawsuit, the New York State Police have spent over half a million dollars on cell phone snooping technology but don't have a single policy on hand to dictate its use.
Did you hear Google CEO Larry Page's TED interview with Charlie Rose? If you missed it, you missed him say this about internet privacy:
"Censorship" by Time3000 - Vector version of Image:Censorship.png. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Allow me to jump in the time machine for a moment to discuss an outrageous story I missed in December 2014, which highlights the need for laws protecting employee privacy on social networks.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the FBI has acknowledged it provided spy planes to the BPD to monitor people on the ground in the wake of protests and rebellion after the police killed unarmed black man Freddie Gray.