Privacy Matters

Bay Area transit police conduct militarized training exercises with TSA

Screencap of KTVU coverage, courtesy @marymad

Boston has big surveillance plans ahead of the Marathon, but what happens when the crowds leave?

Surprising no one, Massachusetts police officials have announced broad new surveillance plans in advance of the 2014 Boston Marathon. There has been little public outcry. Cameras, it seems, make some people feel safe. But do they actually make us safe?

Does the suveillance state actually work to make us less safe?

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The 'militarization of the police' is not just a metaphor

Police tell us we need to give up privacy, but do these systems really keep us safe?

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The people of Boston deserve answers about the role of the FBI in local operations

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Federal government deploys militarized agents against cattle in Nevada

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