Privacy Matters

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This week has seen a torrent of important civil liberties stories. Catch up:

PENTAGON TRAINING PROGRAM (STILL) LISTS DISSENT AS A POSSIBLE THREAT

HuffPo:

A new version of a computer-based cyber-security training course from the Pentagon still classifies disillusionment with U.S. foreign policy as a "threat indicator" that a federal employee might be a spy.

Smartphone application developed by DARPA implemented at 2014 Boston Marathon

A smartphone system developed by the blue-sky research arm of the Pentagon was implemented at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Gizmodo reports.

Massachusetts one of fifteen states sharing drivers' images with controversial CIA "terrorism" database

The state of Massachusetts is one of fifteen states sharing drivers' license images and data with federal agencies including the CIA and Department of Defense, a newly disclosed federal government document shows.

NYPD spies on and then arrests man who filmed Eric Garner's killing

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Gather round, people who think you have "nothing to hide."

Watch CIA director John Brennan lie about spying on congress

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In March 2014, Senator Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on Senate Select Intelligence Committee members who were compiling a report on CIA torture programs. John Brennan went on television and told the world it wasn't true.

CIA confirms CIA spied on senate investigators examining CIA torture programs

In March 2014, McClatchy newspaper published a bombshell story revealing that the CIA spied on Senate Select Intelligence Committee investigators looking into CIA torture. During negotiations about the preparation of the committee's long-awaited report on CIA torture programs, the spy agency had told investigators they could only view CIA documents on CIA computers in a CIA controlled facility.

"Global stop and frisk policy": Government can label you or anyone else a terrorist on a whim

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Listen to The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux discuss the Obama administration's watch-list policy, what Scahill calls a "global stop and frisk program."

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