Privacy Matters

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Screenshot from Signal app for iPhone, enabling secure SMS and phone calls.

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

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Boston DA and FBI asked congress to weaken encryption, but lawmakers were not impressed

Image: Whisper Systems, a developer of open source encryption technologies.

"Just follow the damn constitution."

Cops will soon be able to read our iris scans through reflections in our car mirrors

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Biometrics Center have won a gold Edison Award for their "Unconstrained Biometric Identification" technology, which enables real-time identification through futuristic iris scanning and facial recognition.

Nation's first Black woman Attorney General on the drug war, dragnet spying, and FBI-driven terror plots

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States. She is the nation's first Black woman AG.

Watertown police chief on the FBI and the Waltham murder investigation that wasn't

Sean Collier's cruiser after his murder. Image introduced as evidence by the DOJ in US v. Tsarnaev.

St. Louis appears to have dropped prosecutions to protect stingray surveillance from legal challenge

Protesters in Ferguson marching behind a St. Louis County police SUV. Photo credit.

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