Privacy Matters

Poll: Youth overwhelmingly support Edward Snowden

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Over one billion records in private license plate tracking database

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Boston cops outraged about GPS tracking plans

Jazz artist Esperanza Spalding says: Close GITMO

Drone Summit live


 

Codepink's Washington DC based Global Drone Summit is back. Check out the list of speakers and attendees here. Livestream of events is above. The event runs through Sunday evening.

Watch: "They're watching us: So what?" featuring Greenwald, Schneier, Bamford, Dorfman

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From Pen America, cosponsored by the ACLU and the Fordham Law School Center on National Security, a talk on surveillance with James Bamford, Ariel Dorfman, Glenn Greenwald, and Bruce Schneier.

If J. Edgar had biometrics: state repression isn't new, but technology raises the stakes

Some of us are very worried. If you regularly read this blog, you are likely one of the worriers.

Speaking in Walpole tonight on the NSA

From the Walpole Peace and Justice Group, which is hosting me tonight at the Walpole Public Library:

Can democracy exist in a surveillance society?

Eben Moglen, professor at Columbia Law School, has published video and text from his not-to-be-missed lecture, 'Snowden and the Future', given in two parts during October 2013 at Columbia.

Mysterious plastic bag shrouded surveillance cameras puzzle onlookers

This morning at Boston's South Station I saw surveillance cameras covered up with plastic bags. Are these new cameras that have yet to be fully unwrapped? Or did someone play a funny prank on the surveillance state? Perhaps it's an art project?

Whatever the explanation, I prefer it to the naked camera.

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