Privacy Matters

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.

Former NSA director Mike Hayden: No "probable cause" in Fourth Amendment

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Watch Mike Hayden debate Glenn Greenwald on the surveillance state, Friday May 2 at 7PM eastern.

After a loud noise, ShotSpotter hears voices on the street

US drones, torture used in hunt for Mexican druglord

Mexican marines wait to board a US Navy ship for training exercises.

DHS is having an identity crisis

Taking the whole farm: John Oliver interviews Keith Alexander

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John Oliver, formerly of The Daily Show, has his own platform now, and he's used it to get an interview with former NSA director Keith Alexander. As usual Alexander minces words and makes it seem like the NSA doesn't collect information on US persons.

Norwood police have no Google Glass policy, despite piloting the tech

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'Probably up to no good': How the CIA and local police classify and repress men of color

Words are powerful. In the context of civil liberties and state power, two phrases are particularly powerful, with sometimes devastating consequences for mostly black and brown men and boys: ‘suspected terrorist’ and ‘gang member’.

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