Privacy Matters

Collect it all: Greenwald on the NSA

After police and corporate secrecy on cell phone sniffers, will Boston cops be forthright with the public?

Photo credit: Ed Schipul

We’ve heard a lot lately about police departments’ use of cell phone sniffers called “Stingrays”. These devices, technically called IMSI catchers, sniff out the identities, metadata, and sometimes even content from cell phones within a given geographic area.

CBP awards no-bid contract for drone footage streaming, claiming it's about "disaster" response

Did you know Customs Border Patrol's Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Border Enforcement and Management System Division (BEMSD) does "natural disaster" first responder work? Neither did I!

June 5, 2014: Reset the Net

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Guess why James Comey isn't worried about mandatory minimum reforms

Someone tell Alan Dershowitz that surveillance cameras don't do what he thinks they do

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Low-income people first to be sacked with new "internet ID" tracking system

The federal government is rolling out a pilot of the long-awaited (and feared) "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace" project. In English, that means "an ID number to track you everywhere you go on the internet."

Police train for war, while the people unite for change

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Most Americans aren't comfortable with brain-computer interface, drone technology

A new poll by the Pew Center and Smithsonian Magazine says that most Americans are optimistic that technology will have a positive impact on human life in the coming decades. The poll sheds some light on what kinds of futuristic technologies Americans want, and which they don't.

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