Are you taking part in Black Friday protests today? It's likely that private corporations and government agencies are working hand in hand to monitor your dissent.
Bloomberg reports on new documents showing that Walmart hired military contractor Lockheed Martin and worked with the FBI to spy on employees who were fighting for a fair wage back in 2012.
When: Friday, Dec 4, 15 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Where: MIT, Stata Center Room 32-155 | 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Yesterday the Massachusetts state senate voted unanimously in support of legislation that would bar employers and schools from demanding access to private employee or student social media accounts.
Even before the victims of the Paris attacks had been moved from the scene or their bodies identified, members of the US national security state began speculating that encryption was likely part of the reason the terrorists were able to plot and execute their deadly mission without getting caught. Former CIA director Mike Morrell was one of the many people who advanced this theory.
Here's what I'm reading on Paris and the aftermath.
Stephen Walt, "Don't Give ISIS What It Wants":
Records and recordings of prisoners' phone calls hacked from a private company's servers and leaked to the Intercept reveal prisons and jails are recording the content of attorney-client privileged conversations.
The scale of the hack, and of the company's monitoring of prisoner phone calls, is astonishing.