This Sunday I'm giving a talk about surveillance and the Olympics. Details below. The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Sunday, April 5, 11 AM
FBI officials release images of the Tsarnaev brothers to the public in a press conference at 5:30PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013, four days after the bombings. This screencap was introduced into evidence by the DOJ in US v. Tsarnaev.
It's been a very rough press week for federal entities tasked with keeping the American people safe. Here's what a little bit of sunshine on secretive government agencies revealed this week alone:
Massachusetts should follow suit by passing bills allowing public input on transfers of military equipment to state and local police.
Soon you might find yourself shocked by how much companies and government agencies know about you, in close to real time.
A non-disclosure agreement signed by the Erie County Sheriff's Office shows that the FBI would rather protect its power to use stingrays from public scrutiny and constitutional challenge than prosecute criminals.
The FBI is very good at stopping 'terrorist' plots of its own design. Trevor Aaronson reports for The Intercept: