Privacy Matters

Ferguson activists take their demands to Obama and Holder

Today civil rights activists from organizations including Dream Defenders and Millennial Activists United met with President Obama, Attorney General Holder, and Vice President Biden. These were among their demands:

What's the FBI doing in Ferguson this week? What about DHS?

Olympics may come to Boston "because of how the city was able to shut itself down"

While some of the related meetings may be held in secret, everyone in Boston knows that our city is among four in the US that could be chosen to host the 2024 Olympic games. Why would the world chose Boston?

Security researchers can transmit information from computer to phone without wifi or Bluetooth

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You thought if you unplugged your computer from the internet it would be safe from prying eyes. You were wrong.

Boston's top cop pens public letter asking students not to overreact to racial discrimination

Last night, colleges and universities in the Boston area sent an email to their students at the request of Boston Police commissioner William Evans. The BPD top cop's letter asks students who intend to protest in the wake of the Darren Wilson grand jury announcement to do so peacefully. Evans also warns about "outside agitators."

Privacy and human rights groups release tool to identify government spyware

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Above: Promotional video from a company that sells spyware to governments.

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