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EVENT: Power Wars: Surveillance, Drones and Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency

When: Friday, Dec 4, 15 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm Where: MIT, Stata Center Room 32-155 | 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush's "global war on terror." Yet from drone strikes and in ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 11/24/2015 - 17:10 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

US government insider blows the whistle on drone operations, challenging the public to act

Yesterday marked four years since the US government fired a drone missile at a group of people eating lunch, killing 16 year-old US citizen from Denver Abdulrahman al-Awlaki (pictured above) . The government has never apologized or exp ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/16/2015 - 12:41 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Political blackmail is real: Why lawmakers should care about electronic privacy more than most

Most good spy stories involve political blackmail. In the first season of the popular television show HOMELAND, about the CIA’s post-9/11 terror wars, the bearded old CIA veteran Saul meets with a federal judge to get a court order to condu ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/08/2015 - 14:47 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Drones with face recognition tracking coming soon to Mexico

A state in Mexico may begin using drones for facial recognition tracking — ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 09/23/2015 - 11:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New North Dakota law allows police to weaponize drones

... a bill requiring police to get a warrant before using drones to spy on people—but the new law also allows police to arm drones with tasers and tear gas . What could possibly go wrong! The ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 08/26/2015 - 15:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Senators introduce legislation to require a warrant for aerial surveillance

Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Dean Heller (R-Nevada) have introduced legislation that would require law enforcement officials, including the FBI and Marshal 's service, to obtain a probable cause warrant before conducting a ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/17/2015 - 13:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Massachusetts law enforcement agencies prepare to buy surveillance drones, but we aren't ready

... engaged in the procurement process to obtain surveillance drones, according to news reports. Police in Chicopee have twice borrowed a ... Massachusetts to regulate how police can use surveillance drones. There's an easy fix: the Drone Privacy Act , which currently ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 05/01/2015 - 13:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Hamas says Israel sent a butterfly drone to Gaza to look for captured Israeli soldiers

... reports that Hamas says Israel is using butterfly-shaped drones equipped with what sounds like facial recognition technology to locate ... soldiers stored in the memory-ware. Much like drones and surveillance balloons used by Israel over Gaza, al-Majd states the ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 04/09/2015 - 13:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Privacy battle heats up as Governor of Virginia sides with cops over legislature, Tea Party, ACLU, former attorney general

My colleagues in Virginia have heroically managed to get critical pieces of privacy legislation through the state legislature only for the Democratic governor to balk as they land on his desk. As the Virginia Watchdog puts it , when it ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 04/16/2015 - 13:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Snowden at SXSW: Be very concerned about the trickle down of NSA surveillance to local police

... States. As these get cheaper…they’re put on drones that can orbit perpetually, it’s going to become more and more of ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 03/15/2015 - 12:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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