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Massachusetts: Strike while the iron is hot on privacy

James Comey defends NSA's mass, routine associational spying, so it's up to us to kill it

James Comey will likely become the next FBI director, although Senator Rand Paul has said he might draw the issue out over current director Robert Mueller's refusal to respond to the Senator's inquiry about domestic drone use. 

Terror Tuesday: US displays its ‘cultural sensitivity’ and cruelty on this, the first day of Ramadan

Click here to watch the video of Yasiin Bey subjecting himself to the GTMO standard operating procedure for force feeding. WARNING: Very disturbing. Image: Still from video.

Edward Snowden: "We were involved in misleading the public."

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State Police tweets neglect to mention all the other people acting #peacefully

The Massachusetts State Police was out in force over Fourth of July weekend, and wanted the world to see just how attentive its officers were to security concerns surrounding the celebrations at the Esplanade. The police's media relations people tweeted tens of pictures of everything from an image of the video downlink from its surveillance helicopter (pictured above), to press conferences, to a photo of kids playing with a K-9 dog.

Company markets 24/7 school surveillance and monitoring

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Privacy and technology news: 7-5-13

Photo credit: Matt Wade

This news round-up was created by the ACLU of Northern California's Chris Conley

How to opt-out of Twitter's new tracking tool

Twitter has a new, suspiciously Facebook-like scheme to track its users across the web. If you'd like to opt-out of this tracking, you may do so very easily by clicking here, and making sure these boxes are unchecked:

Against fracking? The government thinks you might be a terrorist

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Happy Fourth of July, with a reminder to fight the surveillance state

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Ordering pizza in the big data surveillance state is about to get real. That is, unless we act.

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