Privacy Matters

Majority of Massachusetts delegation co-sponsors USA Freedom

UPDATE: Representative Joe Kennedy has signed on as a co-sponsor! Thank him!

UPDATE: Representative Katherine Clark has signed on as a co-sponsor! Thank her!

Did this Tor developer become the first known victim of the NSA's laptop interception program?

UPDATE (1/27/14): Shepard says she reached out to the seller and was told they entered the wrong tracking number. She hasn't received the package yet.

This week in police militarization

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Edward Snowden on the real harms from dragnet surveillance

A record of everything you've ever done, just in case someone in power ever wants to use it against you. Snowden hits the nail on the head.

The worst and happening-right-now harm of bulk collection — which again, is a euphemism for mass surveillance — is two-fold.

Google and Verizon report explosion in government data requests, heavy reliance on metadata spying

Google and Verizon have released relatively detailed transparency reports, showing for the first time how many subpoenas, court orders, search warrants, and wiretap orders they received during the first six months of 2013 and the year, respectively. The results confirm what we already knew: When law enforcement officials can obtain our private records without warrants, they use that power to the max.

Police use cell phone sniffers to keep lists of people who attend protests

A promotional brochure for surveillance and advertising technology, released by Wikileaks' Spy Files project.

When it comes to fighting the 'double state', knowledge is power

Ten things you need to know about President Obama’s NSA proposals

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