Privacy Matters

We cannot have our political surveillance and our democracy, too

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Tufts researchers working on mind reading headband

Researchers at Tufts University are working on developing a headband that reads your mind. The engineers acknowledge that privacy is a concern, but suggest that mind reading headbands are just like any other tool, in that they can be used for good or bad.

Government wants to keep evidence secret in terrorism trial, but what does it have to hide?

Last week, people all over the world were appalled to see that the UK government may, for the first time, conduct a criminal trial in complete secrecy. If the government gets its way, the public will never hear the names of the defendants, the specific charges against them, nor the government’s evidence to support those secret charges.

The CIA thinks it's funny, but secrecy about the state's power to kill is no laughing matter

US citizen Abdulrahman al-Aulaqi, who was killed in a US drone strike

Today the CIA joined Twitter, making a splash with this inaugural tweet:

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