Privacy Matters

"Why Privacy Matters"

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Videographer Michelle Leddon interviewed privacy, legal and computer experts at the 2012 DefCon convergence in Las Vegas, Nevada. She put this video together, which explores Why Privacy Matters from a number of angles.

What makes Obama think his drone strike "rule book" will apply to future presidents?

Civil libertarians, much to our collective pain and anguish, have thus far failed to convince majorities of the US population that our legal rights should be protected in a perceived crisis. Emergency rule is The Rule and frankly, most Americans either don’t seem to care or aren’t paying enough attention.  

The latest in civil liberties and privacy news you may have missed

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Glenn Greenwald on civil liberties and the surveillance state

 
Constitutional lawyer and journalist Glenn Greenwald delivered the keynote at the 18th annual CAIR San Francisco dinner in November 2012. The following transcript of his talk comes from an attendee at the event who recorded and transcribed it.
 

Tom Tomorrow: This Modern World

On the Petraeus affair, drone strikes and the scandal that wasn't.

Prosecutors and police push for warrantless email access, rumors fly

Targeting dissent: a novel approach to restricting anti-drone protests at Hancock Air Field

The Department of Defense and police in the area around the Hancock Air Field near Syracuse, NY appear to have implemented a novel method of stifling anti-drone war dissent.

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill on extrajudicial killings

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Stratfor emails: FBI had "classified investigation" open on PETA in 2009

Terrorism or just plain old advocacy? Image credit.

Wikileaks releases more Global Intelligence Files; some highlights

Wikileaks has released another batch of emails from the private intelligence company Stratfor. Among them are some interesting bits of information, including:

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