Lawmakers Demand Tech Corps Censor Journalists And Conduct Surveillance

By Andre Damon, wsws.org -

By Andre Damon for WSWS - Wednesday’s hearings by the House and Senate Intelligence committees on “extremist” political views served as the occasion for members of Congress to urge technology [...]

DOJ Seeks 1.3M IP Addresses Associated With J20 Protests

By Staff, www.dreamhost.com -

By Staff of Dream Host - You would be shocked to see just how many of these challenges we’re obligatedto mount every year! Chris Ghazarian, our General Counsel, has taken issue with this [...]

Newsletter: When Empires Fall

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The Pentagon recently released a report, "At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World," which details its concerns about losing access to [...]

FBI Used Patriot Act To Obtain ‘Large Collections’ Of Americans’ Data, DoJ Finds

By Spencer Ackerman, www.theguardian.com -

By Spencer Ackerman for The Guardian - As lawmakers and security agencies braced for a potential loss of the heart of the Patriot Act, a long-delayed Justice Department report showed that the FBI [...]

The Antidote To Authoritarianism

By Malkia A. Cyril, www.theatlantic.com -

By Malkia A. Cyril for The Atlantic - My first known ancestor in the Americas was an Ashanti woman called “the African.” We don’t know her name, but through records kept by slaveholders, we know [...]

FBI Has Already Gathered Millions Of ‘Faceprints’ for Facial Recognition

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post. A House Committee questioned Kimberly Del Greco, Deputy Assistant Director at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, about why the bureau [...]

Snowden’s Advice To Trump On Surveillance

By Alex Emmons, www.theintercept.com -

By Alex Emmons for The Intercept. Snowden explained that the NSA’s surveillance dragnet currently allows any analyst with an appropriate clearance to search a massive database of communications [...]

European Court Of Justice Rules Against Mass Surveillance

By Staff, www.dw.com -

By Staff of DW - The ECJ has ruled that governments cannot force telecom firms to keep all customer data. The ruling, which says the laws violate basic privacy rights, comes as governments call [...]

Snowden: ‘Journalists Are A Threatened Class’ In Era Of Mass Surveillance

By Nika Knight, www.commondreams.org -

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - "Journalists are increasingly a threatened class when we think about the right to privacy," Snowden said. "Yes, I can give you tips on how to protect your [...]

Private Eyes: Little-Known Company Enabling Worldwide Mass Surveillance

By Ryan Gallagher and Nicky Hager, www.theintercept.com -

By Ryan Gallagher and Nicky Hager for The Intercept - IT WAS A POWERFUL piece of technology created for an important customer. The Medusa system, named after the mythical Greek monster with [...]

CIA ‘Siren Servers’ Can Predict Social Uprisings 3-5 Days In Advance

By Tim Hinchliffe, www.sociable.co -

By Tim Hinchliffe for The Sociable - The CIA claims to be able to predict social unrest days before it happens thanks to powerful super computers dubbed Siren Servers by the father of Virtual [...]

Walking Tour Of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network

By Cora Currier, www.theintercept.com -

By Cora Currier for The Intercept. New York City - Earlier this month, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the lower tip of Manhattan was thronged with soldiers in uniform, firefighters [...]

Walking Tour Of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network

By Cora Currier, www.theintercept.com -

By Cora Currier for The Intercept - EARLIER THIS MONTH, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the lower tip of Manhattan was thronged with soldiers in uniform, firefighters marching with [...]

The United States Of Innocence

By Philip Weiss, www.mondoweiss.net -

By Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss. Last week I published a lengthy interview with Guantanamo defense lawyer Major Todd Pierce (Retired), titled “Everything that we have done since 9/11 is wrong.” It [...]

Documents Reveal FBI Monitored Holocaust Survivor Hedy Epstein’s Activism

By Sarah Lazare, www.alternet.org -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - The FBI just released its files on the Holocaust survivor and intrepid human rights activist Hedy Epstein, revealing that the agency was monitoring her activism to [...]

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