The Hidden Costs Of High-Tech Surveillance In Schools

  By Priyam Madhukar, Brennancenter.org   -

The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” has long been used to describe how schools respond to disciplinary problems with excessively stringent policies that create prison-like environments and [...]

Tracking Journalist Stoppages At The US Border

By Kirsten McCudden, Cjr.org -

EARLIER THIS MONTH, Ben Watson, a news editor for Defense One, an Atlantic Media site, found himself the subject of an uncomfortable interview. He was held up at passport control in Dulles [...]

Alexa Everywhere – Homes, Cars, Phones, Body – Raises Privacy Alarms

By Jason Del Rey, Vox.com -

During an event at its Seattle headquarters on Wednesday, Amazon unveiled 15 new gadgets — many of which are integrated with its artificially intelligent voice assistant Alexa — including a [...]

With Federal Facial Recognition Regulation Stalled, Local Legislators Step In

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock. -

Unwilling to wait for federal regulations to develop, municipal leaders from California to Massachusetts to are pushing their own rules on the acquisition and use of facial recognition [...]

NSA Wants To Drop Mass Surveillance Program Revealed By Snowden – Report

By Staff, Rt.com -

The National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly asked the White House to drop its phone surveillance program that gathers information on millions of Americans’ calls and texts, revealed by [...]

Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied On The Journalist For Over A Year

By Jimmysllama, Mintpressnews.com -

LONDON — Like the proverbial “shot heard round the world,” the U.K.’s arrest and imprisonment of publisher and journalist Julian Assange officially signaled the Western world’s war on a free [...]

Neither Rain, Sleet, Nor Snow Will Stop The Post Office From Spying On You

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News -

You may remember that last year some nut was arrested for mailing bombs to prominent Democrats, media outlets, and opponents of Donald Trump. Less than a week after the bombs went out, a suspect [...]

3 Ways Facebook Is Increasingly Becoming An Arm Of The US Government

By Tyler Durden, Zerohedge.com -

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about [...]

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA

By Rachel Blevins, Activistpost.com -

“It hangs up a sign on Michigan’s door saying, ‘No violation of the Fourth Amendment, look elsewhere,’” Howrylak said. “Democrats, as well as Republicans, would certainly stand very strong in our [...]

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Working With FBI For Over A Decade

By Aaron Mackey, EFF.org. -

After the prosecution of a California doctor revealed the FBI’s ties to a Best Buy Geek Squadcomputer repair facility in Kentucky, new documents released to EFF show that the relationship goes [...]

Finding Your Voice

By Ava Kofman, The Intercept. -

At the height of the Cold War, during the winter of 1980, FBI agents recorded a phone call in which a man arranged a secret meeting with the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. On the day of his [...]

NSA Deleted Data It Promised To Keep For Court Proceedings

By Terri Webster, The Blaze. -

The NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White Thursday that data and “backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016,” Politico reported. On [...]

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 [...]

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