Privacy Matters

Los Angeles Police Department fires 'less lethals' at protesters at close range

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The LAPD came out in force to attempt to control protesters outraged about the Not Guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman walked after having shot Trayvon Martin to death. The mostly white jury found that Zimmerman acted in self defense when he killed the black teenager.

The murder investigation that wasn't, and our slippery surveillance state

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Above: a news report from September 12, 2011, the day after three men were slain in a Waltham, Massachusetts apartment.

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

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