A “Persistent Eye In The Sky” May Be Coming To A City Near You

By Medea Benjamin and Barry Summers, Information Clearinghouse. -

“Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we’re looking at, and we can see everything.” That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be [...]

Mass Surveillance Program Revealed By Snowden Was Illegal

By Raphael Satter, Reuters. -

Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was [...]

How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism

By Cory Doctorow, One Zero. -

Figuring out what we want our tech to look like is crucial if we’re going to get out of this mess. Today, we’re at a crossroads where we’re trying to figure out if we want to fix the Big Tech [...]

Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition

Uprisings for racial justice are sweeping the country. Following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, named and unnamed, America has finally reached its moment [...]

Washington State Law Puts Limits On Facial Recognition Technology

By Michael Maharrey, Activist Post. -

Olympia, WA - Last week, a Washington state law went into effect that requires a warrant for ongoing and realtime facial recognition surveillance. The new law will not only help protect privacy [...]

Facebook Told My Followers I Was Spreading Misinformation About Government Surveillance

By Evan Greer, Medium. -

There is no silver bullet solution that will stop the spread of online misinformation without resulting in collateral damage and censorship of legitimate content and marginalized voices. Instead [...]

Fighting Local Surveillance: A Toolkit

By ACLU Northern California. -

In 2019, San Francisco passed a landmark law banning government facial recognition and requiring public oversight for local decisions related to the acquisition and use of other surveillance [...]

The Dangers Of COVID-19 Surveillance Proposals To The Future Of Protest

By Matthew Guariglia, EFF.org. -

Many of the new surveillance powers now sought by the government to address the COVID-19 crisis would harm our First Amendment rights for years to come. People will be chilled and deterred from [...]

These Activists Use Makeup To Defy Mass Surveillance

By Moya Lothian-McLean, I-d.vice.com -

Anyone who happened to be loitering in the London borough of Greenwich on the evening of 16 January may have spotted a strange sight. Ten or so individuals, faces daubed in brightly painted [...]

Stopping The FBI From Spying On Social Movements

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a long history of monitoring, infiltrating and entrapping activists and social movements engaged in First Amendment activity. A new report by Rights [...]

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 [...]

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